Cam McEvoy announced as GC 2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador

Olympic swimmer and local Gold Coaster Cameron McEvoy has been announced as the second official ambassador for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The announcement was made by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a ceremony at the North Sydney Olympic Pool today.


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“As one of Australia’s leading swimmers and a proud Queenslander, Cam is the perfect person to take GC2018, Queensland and Australia to the rest of the world,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate could not speak highly enough of the 22-year-old, who is not only known for his swimming achievements but for balancing a Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours.

“I welcome ‘the Professor’ as our second official GC2018 Games Ambassador,” Mr Tate said.

“You couldn’t get more Gold Coast than young Cam’ – vibrant, ambitious and determined…all attributes that have seen our city arrive on the world stage.”

To mark the occasion, McEvoy was presented with a commemorative surfboard – an iconic keepsake of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

“I’m excited to join the Gold Coast 2018 family and play my part in the promotion of this international event,” McEvoy said.

“To have the Commonwealth Games in my own backyard, the place I call home, will be a special time; it’s a great opportunity to share the experience with my family and friends.

“The Gold Coast is one of the best places in the world to live, train and compete. I can’t wait for the next wave of sporting stars from the Commonwealth to experience our Games, the Gold Coast and Australia.”

The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist joins hurdles champion Sally Pearson, who was announced as the first GC2018 Ambassador in July.