Commonwealth Games start – Let the business begin

Seeking partnerships: Marland
Seeking partnerships: Marland

Rather than winning medals every four years, countries could win every year with boosted Commonwealth trade says LORD JONATHAN MARLAND*

On Thursday, over 5,000 competitors from nations as far afield as Malaysia to Jamaica converged on Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.

Challengers will look to make history in an event that previously saw Tanzania’s Filbert Bayi break a 1500m record in 1974 that still stands today, launched the career of a 7-time gold medallist weightlifter who would later go on to become President of Nauru, and introduced the world to a then 15-year-old human dolphin called Ian Thorpe.

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