Radio New Zealand reports the New Zealand Olympic Committee said it’s now more likely that the country will bid for a future Commonwealth Games.
The committee had hoped to bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but the government thought last year that the $500 million cost was too high.
But now Prime Minister John Key and Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully say the rugby tournament proves that New Zealand could host a successful Commonwealth Games.
New Zealand International Olympic Committee (IOC) Secretary General Kereyn Smith said Auckland supercity is now in place and a good deal of infrastructure has been upgraded for the Rugby World Cup.
She said the next possible year New Zealand could hold the Commonwealth Games is in 2022.