Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official partner logo
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official partner logo

GC2018 - It's a wrap

As an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Griffith University created remarkable opportunities for our students, staff and community. We’re proud to have played a role in the most significant event in Australia this decade.

500+ students

More than 500 students, alumni and staff contributed to the Games and Griffith’s community engagement activities as volunteers, secondees, interns.

12,000+ visitors

More than 12,000 visitors experienced Griffith’s innovation at our showcase activations at the Optus Aquatic Centre, Broadbeach.

Creative Arts Partnership

We contributed to Festival 2018 as the Creative Arts Partner. Activities included:

  • A team of students and graduates designed the GC2018 sub-brand logos
  • High profile alumni including Dami Im performed as part of Festival 2018
  • Griffith architecture students built a model of Carrara Stadium that was used to plan the Opening Ceremony.

Marathon Partnership

As Presenting Partner of the GC2018 Marathon, we showcased the best of the Gold Coast cityscape to more than 30,000 spectators. Griffith alumnus Michael Shelley won Gold in the Men’s Marathon, and student Madison de Rozario won Gold in the Women’s T54 (Wheelchair) Marathon.

Queen’s Baton Relay

More than 2,000 visitors witnessed our Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations at Nathan and the Gold Coast campuses, and Griffith staff, students and graduates were honoured as GC2018 baton bearers, in recognition of their remarkable contributions to research, education and their communities.

Team Griffith

Griffith had the most athletes of any Australian university competing at GC2018. Griffith’s reputation as one of Australia’s top universities for elite athletes was reinforced at GC2018, with a contingent of 40 Griffith athletes competing at the Games.

Griffith Medal Tally

Gold medal Gold 23
Silver medal Silver 7
Bronze medal Bronze 10

Griffith University's Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership

At a glance

GC2018 was more than a celebration of sport—it was a showcase of health, technology, infrastructure, media, culture and planning. We’re proud to have been a part of this important milestone for the Gold Coast.

Top results

Team Griffith placed 4th on the medal table with 40 medals awarded—23 Gold, 7 Silver, 10 Bronze

Dedicated athletes

40 Griffith students, alumni and staff competed at GC2018—the most of any Australian university

Scholarships awarded

8 Griffith University and GC2018 and scholarships awarded for academic or sporting excellence

A global first partnership

Griffith was the first ever university to partner with a Commonwealth or Olympic games

Involved students

500+ intern, volunteering and secondment opportunities for students

Contributing staff

192 Griffith staff played a special role at Griffith innovation showcases

Committed volunteers

200+ members of our community volunteered with GC2018

Engaged visitors

17,000+ visitors witnessed history at the Queens Baton Relay and Marathon and saw Griffith’s innovative showcases

Sport at griffith

Griffith is one of Australia's leading sports universities.