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Encyclopedia > Commonwealth Games
Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation
Locations of the games, and participating countries
Locations of the games, and participating countries
Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001

The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. Held every four years, it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. Attendance at the Commonwealth Games is typically around 5,000 athletes. Image File history File links Cg-flag. ... Image File history File links Cg-flag. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 37 KB) Summary Commonwealth games: countries which have participated, and locations of the games. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 37 KB) Summary Commonwealth games: countries which have participated, and locations of the games. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The first such event, then known as the British Empire Games, was held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1974. Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ...


As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball. A large number of sports have been conducted at the Olympic Games. ... Men playing bowls Bowls (or Lawn Bowls) is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than ones opponent is able to do. ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


There are currently 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participate in the Games. The four constituent countries of the United KingdomEngland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, and individual teams are also sent from the British Crown DependenciesGuernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man—and many of the British overseas territories. The Australian external territory of Norfolk Island also sends its own team, as do the Cook Islands and Niue, two non-sovereign states in free association with New Zealand. Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English (de facto)1; Gaelic[1]2 and Scots3 (recognised minority... This article is about the country. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, and the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guersey are situated in the English Channel to the west of the Cotentin Crown dependencies are possessions of The Crown in Right of the United Kingdom, as opposed to... Location of the British Overseas Territories A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen[1] territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty, but not as part of the United Kingdom itself. ...


Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English (de facto)1; Gaelic[1]2 and Scots3 (recognised minority... This article is about the country. ...

Contents

Origins

The Empire Games flag was donated in 1930 by the British Empire Games Association of Canada. The year and location of subsequent games were added until the 1950 games. The name of the event was changed to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the flag was retired as a result.

A sporting competition bringing together the members of the British Empire was first proposed by Reverend Astley Cooper in 1891 when he wrote an article in The Times suggesting a "Pan-Britannic-Pan-Anglican Contest and Festival every four years as a means of increasing the goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire". Empire Games flag This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Empire Games flag This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Competition is the act of striving against others for the purpose of achieving gain, such as income, pride, amusement, or dominance. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ...


In 1911, the Festival of the Empire was held in London to celebrate the coronation of King George V. As part of the festival an Inter-Empire Championships was held in which teams from Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom competed in events such as boxing, wrestling, swimming and athletics. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran in 1967. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ...


In 1928, Melville Marks (Bobby) Robinson of Canada was asked to organise the first British Empire Games. These were held in Hamilton, Ontario two years later. Melville Marks (Bobby) Robinson founded the British Empire Games, now known as the Commonwealth Games. ... Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ...


Opening ceremony traditions

  • From 1930 through 1950, the parade of nations was led by a single flagbearer carrying the Union Flag, symbolising Britain's leading role in the British Empire.
  • Since 1958, there has been a relay of athletes carrying a baton from Buckingham Palace to the Opening Ceremony. This baton has within it the Queen's Message of Greeting to the athletes. The baton's final bearer is usually a famous sporting personage of the host nation.
  • All other nations march in English alphabetical order, except that the first nation marching in the Parade of Athletes is the host nation of the previous games, and the host nation of the current games marches last. In 2006 countries marched in alphabetical order in geographical regions.
  • Three national flags fly from the stadium on the poles that are used for medal ceremonies: Previous host nation, Current host nation, Next host nation.
  • The Military is more active in the Opening Ceremony than in the Olympic Games. This is to honour the British Military traditions of the Old Empire.

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Boycotts

The Commonwealth Games, like the Olympic Games, has also suffered from political boycotts. Nigeria boycotted the 1978 Games in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, and 32 of 59 nations from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean boycotted the 1986 Commonwealth Games due to the Thatcher government's attitude towards South African sporting contacts. Boycotts were also threatened in 1974, 1982, and 1990 because of South Africa. Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada // Medals by country Countries which won medals Medals by event Athletics Bowls Boxing Cycling Track Road Gymnastics Artistic Shooting Pistol Rifle Shotgun Swimming Diving Swimming Diving Weightlifting Wrestling Badminton External link 1978 Commonwealth Games - Commonwealth Games official website Categories: | | ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... The 1986 Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC (born October 13, 1925), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office from 1979 to 1990. ...


Editions

British Empire Games

Image File history File links Canadian_Red_Ensign_1921. ... The 1930 British Empire Games was the first of what later became known as the Commonwealth Games was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Countries which participated The 1934 British Empire Games was the second of what are now called the Commonwealth Games. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1938 British Empire Games was the third as its called now Commonwealth Games. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... The 1950 British Empire Games was the fourth as it is called now New Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ...

British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Image File history File links Canadian_Red_Ensign_1921. ... Countries which participated The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... The 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Cardiff, Wales. ... Cardiff (English:  , Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Countries which participated The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from November 22 to December 1. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Kingston, Jamaica. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ...

British Commonwealth Games

Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The 1970 British Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh Scotland. ... , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English (de facto)1; Gaelic[1]2 and Scots3 (recognised minority... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... {{Commonwealth Games | Name = 10th British Commonwealth Games | Logo = 10th British Commonwealth Games- Christchurch 1974. ... Christchurch (Māori: ) is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ...

Commonwealth Games

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada // Medals by country Countries which won medals Medals by event Athletics Bowls Boxing Cycling Track Road Gymnastics Artistic Shooting Pistol Rifle Shotgun Swimming Diving Swimming Diving Weightlifting Wrestling Badminton External link 1978 Commonwealth Games - Commonwealth Games official website Categories: | | ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matilda the Kangaroo mascot for the 1982 Commonwealth Games (shown here during her circuit of the track at the stadium during the Games Opening Ceremony, and with a silhouette of Matilda and several joey kangaroos on a large screen, during Rolf Harris segment) Matilda turns her head and winks at... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  4,164,590 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The 1986 Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... The 1990 Commonwealth Games were held in Auckland, New Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Countries that competed The 1994 Commonwealth Games were held August 18-28, 1994 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... The 1998 XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 11 to September 21 making it the first Asian country to act as host and the last Commonwealth Games for 20th Century. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ...

Commonwealth Games Federation

Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... The 2010 Commonwealth Games are going to be held in Delhi, India. ... , Delhi ( , Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ) sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai with a population of 13 million. ...

2014 Commonwealth Games bid cities

The venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games has not been decided yet. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English (de facto)1; Gaelic[1]2 and Scots3 (recognised minority...

2018 Commonwealth Games potential bidders

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114 (7th)  - Product per capita  $33,243/person (8th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  489,600 (6th)  - Density  7. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Christchurch (Māori: ) is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Karachi (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the largest city in Pakistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ...

List of nations/dependencies to compete

Nations/dependencies that have competed

Notes: Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Colony_of_Aden. ... This article is about the former British Colony of Aden, a former territory in what is now Yemen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Anguilla. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Botswana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_guiana_1919-1954. ... British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896 Flag of British Guiana British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. ... Image File history File links British_Honduras_flag. ... Flag Capital Belize City Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy History  - Established 1871  - Disestablished 1981 Area 22,966 km2 8,867 sq mi Currency British Honduran dollar Flag of British Honduras British Honduras was the former name of what is now the independent nation of Belize and was a British... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Motto Always in service with Gods guidance(translation) Anthem Allah Peliharakan Sultan God Bless the Sultan Capital (and largest city) Bandar Seri Begawan Official languages Malay (national), English Government  -  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Independence  -  End of British protectorate January 1, 1984  Area  -  Total 5,765 km² (170th) 2,226 sq... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cayman_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ceylon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cyprus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Falkland_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gibraltar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Gold_Coast. ... Flag of Gold Coast Map from 1896 of the British Gold Coast Colony. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Grenada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guernsey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong_1959. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Leinster. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_isle_of_man. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jersey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kiribati. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lesotho. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malawi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaya. ... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maldives. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montserrat. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nauru. ... Image File history File links Newfoundland_Red_Ensign. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Anthem: Ode to Newfoundland Capital St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niue. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norfolk_Island. ... Image File history File links BrNBflag. ... Motto: Pergo et Perago (Latin: I undertake and I achieve”) British North Borneo Capital Jesselton Language(s) Malay, English Government Monarchy Monarch  - 1882 - 1901 Victoria  - 1952 - 1963 Elizabeth II Governor  - 1896 - 1901 Robert Scott Historical era New Imperialism  - North Borneo Company May, 1882  - British protectorate 1888  - Japanese invasion January 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Rhodesia-1939. ... Flag of Northern Rhodesia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag of Rhodesia, 1965–1968. ... Southern Rhodesia, todays Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Federation_of_Rhodesia_and_Nyasaland. ... Anthem God Save the Queen The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Capital Salisbury Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1953-1963 Elizabeth II Governor-General  - 1953-1957 Lord Llewellin  - 1957-1963 The Earl of Dalhousie  - 1963 Sir Humphrey Gibbs Prime Minister  - 1953-1956 Sir Godfrey Huggins  - 1956-1963 Sir... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Helena. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ... A former British colony in the Caribbean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Samoa. ... Motto Faavae i le Atua Samoa (Samoan: Samoa is founded on God) Anthem The Banner of Freedom Capital (and largest city) Apia Official languages Samoan, English Government Parliamentary democracy  -  O le Ao o le Malo Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi  -  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Independence from New Zealand... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English (de facto)1; Gaelic[1]2 and Scots3 (recognised minority... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Federation of South Arabia was an organization of colonies under British rule. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Southern_Rhodesia. ... Southern Rhodesia was the name of the British colony situated immediately to the north of South Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Swaziland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanganyika. ... Flag of Tanganyika Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tonga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turks_and_Caicos_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tuvalu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ...


1: Aden became South Arabia which left the commonwealth in 1968.
2: Became Guyana in 1966.
3: Became Belize in 1973.
4: Became Sri Lanka in 1972.
5: Became Ghana in 1957.
6: Left the commonwealth when handed over to China in 1997.
7: Ireland was represented as the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1934. The Irish Free State , subsequently known as Eire (1937 to 1948), left the Commonwealth as the Republic of Ireland on January 1st 1949.
8: Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore federated as Malaysia in 1963. Singapore left the federation in 1965.
9: Joined Canada in 1949.
10: Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia federated with Nyasaland from 1953 as Rhodesia and Nyasaland which lasted till 1963.
11: Divided into Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia in 1953.
12: Competed from 1958–1962 as part of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
13: Zanzibar and Tanganyika federated to form Tanzania in 1964.
14: Withdrew from the commonwealth in 2003.
Port of Aden (around 1910). ... The term South Arabia commonly refers to either: the Federation of South Arabia or the Protectorate of South Arabia This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... Map of Éire Éire (pronounced AIR uh, in the Irish language, translated as Ireland) is the name given in Article 4 of the 1937 Irish constitution to the 26-county Irish state, created under the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, which was known between 1922 and 1937 as the Irish Free... Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... Motto: Pergo et Perago (Latin: I undertake and I achieve”) British North Borneo Capital Jesselton Language(s) Malay, English Government Monarchy Monarch  - 1882 - 1901 Victoria  - 1952 - 1963 Elizabeth II Governor  - 1896 - 1901 Robert Scott Historical era New Imperialism  - North Borneo Company May, 1882  - British protectorate 1888  - Japanese invasion January 1... State motto: Bersatu, Berusaha, Berbakti State anthem: Ibu Pertiwiku Capital Kuching Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Yang di-Pertua Negeri Abang Muhammad Salahuddin  - Ketua Menteri Abdul Taib Mahmud History    - Brunei Sultanate 19th century   - Brooke dynasty 1841   - Japanese occupation 1941-1945   - British control 1946   - Accession into Malaysia 1963  Area  - Total 124,450... Southern Rhodesia was the name of the British colony situated immediately to the north of South Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. ... Flag of Northern Rhodesia. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was a short-lived, semi-independent state in southern Africa which existed from 1953 to the end of 1963, comprised of the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia and the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland protectorates. ... Southern Rhodesia was the name of the British colony situated immediately to the north of South Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. ... Flag of Northern Rhodesia. ... The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was a short-lived, semi-independent state in southern Africa which existed from 1953 to the end of 1963, comprised of the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia and the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland protectorates. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is part of Tanzania Coordinates: , Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1,070... Flag of Tanganyika Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border. ...


Commonwealth nations/dependencies yet to send teams

The fact that very few Commonwealth dependencies and nations have yet to take part is evidence of the popularity of the Games in Commonwealth countries. Indeed, of those nations, Tokelau is likely to be taking part in 2010 Games in Delhi. Representations have also been made to the CGF for teams to take part in the Commonwealth Games from Cornwall and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Pitcairn Islands' tiny population (48 at March 2007 estimate) would appear to prevent them from competing. Other states and territories with native populations within the Commonwealth that may be eligible would include Flag of Christmas Island Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. It is also conceivable that any future members of the Commonwealth such as applicants Flag of Rwanda Rwanda and Flag of Yemen Yemen may participate in future games. Image File history File links Flag_of_Tokelau_(local). ... The 2010 Commonwealth Games are going to be held in Delhi, India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cornwall. ... Cornwall Commonwealth Games Association Logo The Cornwall Commonwealth Games Association (CCGA) is a pressure group, set up in a bid to have a team from Cornwall at future Commonwealth Games, as opposed to competing in the England team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turkish_Republic_of_Northern_Cyprus. ... Anthem Ä°stiklâl Marşı(Turkish) Independence March Capital Nicosia Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition Only by Turkey  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (not ranked) 1,295 sq mi   -  Water (%) 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Pitcairn_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Christmas_Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ...


List of sports at the Commonwealth Games

The current regulations state that a minimum of ten and no more than fifteen sports must be included in a Commonwealth Games schedule. There is a list of core sports, which must be included, and a further list of approved sports from which the host nation may choose to include. The host nation may also apply for the inclusion of other team sports to the CGF General Assembly, like the Melbourne organising committee did with Basketball for the 2006 Games.


The current core sports consist of athletics, aquatics (swimming, diving and synchronised swimming), lawn bowls, netball (for women) and rugby sevens (for men). These will all remain core sports until at least the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


The approved list of sports also includes archery, badminton, billiards and snooker, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rowing, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, tenpin bowling, triathlon, weightlifting, wrestling and sailing. Some of these are often included in the programme, while others, like billiards and sailing, have not yet been approved.


In 2002, the CGF introduced the David Dixon Award for the outstanding athlete of the Games. David Dixon Award is named after the former honorary secretary of the Commonwealth Games Federation for 17 years, David Dixon. ...


There is also a requirement to include some events for Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD). This was introduced in the 2002 Games.


On November 18, 2006, tennis and archery were added to the list of disciplines for the 2010 games in New Delhi, bringing the total number of sports to 17. Billiards and snooker were considered but were not accepted.


Sports currently included

The years, in brackets, show when the sports have appeared at the games.

There are a large number of sports that involve water. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet, synchronized swimming involves competitors (either individuals or teams) performing aesthetically pleasing and difficult movements while holding their breath and keeping afloat in water. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The Danish Olympic badminton player Peter Gade Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Rhythmic gymnasts from Greece in the 2000 Sydney Olympics Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single competitors or pairs, trios or even more manipulate one or two apparatuses: Ball, Clubs, Hoop, Ribbon, and Rope. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Men playing bowls Bowls (or Lawn Bowls) is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than ones opponent is able to do. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... Jan-Ove Waldner Table tennis (also commonly known as ping-pong) is a game in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth to each other with bats (also sometimes called racquets or paddles). ... The three components of triathlon: Swimming, Cycling, Running A triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... A weightlifter about to jerk 180 kg[1] Weightlifting, commonly referred to as lifting, is a sport in which competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars called barbells, the execution of which is a combination of power, flexibility, technique, mental and physical strength. ... The bench press is one of the three events of powerlifting. ...

Events on hiatus

It has been suggested that Primitive Archery be merged into this article or section. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... The Commonwealth Fencing Championships is one of the older sport-specific sporting events held in the Commonwealth of Nations, following the demise of fencing as an event in the Commonwealth Games. ... FILA Greatest Wrestler of 20th Century (Greco-Roman) Alexander Karelin throws Olympian Jeff Blatnick with his Karelin Lift Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ... Following the inclusion of Judo in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England in 2002, the Commonwealth Judo Association set up the Commonwealth Judo Championships. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Ten Pin Bowling Ten-pin bowling is a competitive sport and recreation in which a player (the bowler) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. ... Following the introduction of Tenpin Bowling in the programme of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation was formed. ...

Events which were never held

For other uses, see Karate (disambiguation). ... The Commonwealth Karate Championships is a gathering of Karate sportsmen and sportswomen from Commonwealth countries. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... Yachting is a physical activity involving boats. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The first Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, from 14 October to 15 October 2006. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, handball and wrestling. ... The RLSS Bronze Medallion Lifesaving is the saving of life through the prevention of accidents, personal survival and the rescue of others. ... The Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships is an international event where swimmers from around the Commonwealth take part in lifesaving sport events. ...

See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships is an international event where swimmers from around the Commonwealth take part in lifesaving sport events. ... The Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships are held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games. ... The inaugural IPF-affiliated Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships were held in Northumberland, England on the 9-11 September 2005. ... The Commonwealth Rowing Championships are held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games although this year this sport no included in the Commonwealth Games programme. ... The Commonwealth Rowing Championships are held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games although they are no longer included in the Commonwealth Games programme. ... The inaugural Commonwealth Sailing Championships were held in Port Phillip, Melbourne in 2003. ... The Commonwealth Shooting Championships is a biannual shooting championships. ... The Commonwealth Water Polo Championships are held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games although they are no longer included in the Commonwealth Games programme. ... The Commonwealth Youth Games are a mini version of the Commonwealth Games aimed at children and young people. ... The Indian Empire games were a national sporting event held in the Indian Empire, British Raj. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Commonwealth Games Blog
  • Flags and emblems of the Commonwealth Games - evolution of the emblems of the Games
  • The Empire Strikes Back - 2002 Australian radio programme (with transcript) on the history and future of the "friendly games".
  • Track and Field Results Almanac

Official games sites

  • Delhi 2010 Official website
  • India & Commonwealth games 2010: Specific information
  • Melbourne 2006 Official website
  • Manchester 2002 Official website
  • Kuala Lumpur 1998 Official Website

Official games bid sites

  • Abuja 2014 Official bid website
  • Glasgow 2014 Official bid website

Countries

  • Australian Commonwealth Games Association
  • Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man
  • Commonwealth Games Council for England

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