Cameron McEvoy named as second official ambassador for Commonwealth Games
Australian swimmer Cameron McEvoy has been announced as the second official ambassador for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Olympic swimmer Cameron McEvoy has joined hurdles champion Sally Pearson as an official ambassador for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement at a ceremony in Sydney today hosted by swimming champion and commentator Giaan Rooney.
Gold Coast born McEvoy will work alongside Pearson to bring GC2018 to the rest of the world, something Premier Palaszczuk said would help encourage athletes and spectators to embrace and experience the Games.
"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," the Premier said.
McEvoy is not only known for his swimming achievements but for balancing a Bachelor of Science at Griffith University with his swimming commitments.
"I'm excited to join the Gold Coast 2018 family and play my part in the promotion of this international event," he 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.
"I can’t wait for the next wave of sporting stars from the Commonwealth to experience our Games, the Gold Coast and Australia."
McEvoy is the second of a select group of high-profile figures who will assist the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) with promotion of the 2018 Games to Australia and the rest of the world.
Also in attendance today were Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC and CEO Mark Peters, and a large contingent of excited junior swimmers.
Photo courtesy: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation