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by Mark Zalewski
November 15, 2016
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Anna Meares was named the third official ambassador for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, joining track hurdler Sally Pearson and swimmer Cameron McEvoy as ambassadors. The announcement was made at the official opening of the Anna Meares Velodrome, the venue for all of the Commonwealth Games track cycling events.
“I am excited to play a role beyond competing,” said Meares. “I will be encouraging everyone to experience the greatness of these Games.
“This will be the largest sporting event in Australia this decade and the ticket pricing announced last week makes it affordable to see it live in person.”
“Her reputation and ability to connect with all of Australia and globally will be a real benefit promoting the Commonwealth Games,” said GOLDOC chief executive officer, Mark Peters.
“The passion and sheer determination she showed when competing is a compelling quality. She will be a great ambassador for these Games and, along with Sally Pearson and Cameron McEvoy, will tell our story wonderfully.”
Click through to read more at Inside the Games.