Scotland's Louis Martin (R) the head of the Commonwealth Games evaluation committee, and Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive Mike Hooper (L) give a press conference in Colombo on June 30, ... more 
Scotland's Louis Martin (R) the head of the Commonwealth Games evaluation committee, and Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive Mike Hooper (L) give a press conference in Colombo on June 30, 2011. Commonwealth Games evaluators said Sri Lanka had a "fifty, fifty" chance to host the 2018 Games in the southern town of Hambantota which has recovered from a devastating tsunami. Sri Lanka, emerging from decades of ethnic bloodshed, is up against Australia's Gold Coast to host the games which occur every four years. "We have a serious competitor by way of Sri Lanka's bid," said Mike Hooper, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation after ending a four-day technical evaluation. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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