Commonwealth Games

Information about the multi-sport event, which is held every four years and involves all the commonwealth countries. This sporting event originates from 1930 and is a prestigious event in the field of sports.

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How many countries compete in the Commonwealth Games?

Although there are 53 Commonwealth countries, there are 71 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) registered that can enter a team in the Commonwealth Games. This is because some Commonwealth countries have more than one CGA, in many cases due to their past histories as separate nations in their own rights. An example of this is the United Kingdom, which is now a single Commonwealth country, but which has seven CGAs, as Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey, all compete in the Games as separate nations.

The original Commonwealth Games in 1930 had 11 countries competing. The number of countries entering has steadily grown, with a few blips due to boycotts as a result of political pressure. 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.

The 71 competing nations in the 2006 Commonwealth Games were:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Wales
  • Zambia

71 (according to the BBC!)
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How long does a boxing bout go for at the commonwealth games?

Three, three minute rounds.

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Gold medal winners from ceylon at british empire and commonwealth games?

Ceylon, or as it is now known Sri Lanka, have won a total of 10 mdeals at the commonwealth games of which 4 have been gold:

* Ansdale William Henricus at 1938 British Empire Games: Boxing - Mens Featherweight Division (57kg) * Duncan M. White at 1950 British Empire Games: Athletics - Mens 440 Yard H * 1994 Commonwealth Games: Shooting - Womens Air Rifle (Team) * Chinthana Geetal Vidanage at 2006 Commonwealth Games: Weightlifting - Mens 62kg Combined

Olympic History
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What are the Olympic games for handicapped person?

Paralympic games.

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When did Brazil join the commonwealth games?

Brazil is not a Commonwealth country, so therefore cannot compete at the Commonwealth Games.

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Which Olympics or Commonwealth Games did Philipp Baker attend?

Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, born Philip John Baker (1 November 1889 - 8 October 1982) was a politician, diplomat, academic, an outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959.

He was selected and ran for Britain at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912, and was team manager as well as a competitor for the British track team for the 1920 and 1924Olympics. In 1920 at Antwerp he won a silver medal in the 1500 metres

The commonwealth games did not start until 1930 by which time Philip Baker had retired from athletics

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Where were the 2014 Commonwealth Games held?

The 2014 Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow, Scotland.
The next commonwealth games are going to be held in Glasgow-Scotland in 2014
Held at Glasgow in 2014

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When and where did the first Commonwealth Games take place?

The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada, when they were called the British Empire Games.
The Commonwealth Games started in 1930.

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Does the commonwealth games bring the world together?

I totally agree with my statement because you can meet different people from different countries.

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Why do you have the commonwealth games?

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What are the Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. The first such event, then known as the British Empire Games, was held in 1930. 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 1978.

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.

There are currently 53 Commonwealth Nations and 71 participating nations.

Attendance at the Commonwealth Games is typically around 5,000 athletes, which makes it one of the largest international sporting events in terms of participants.

Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

The 2010 games were held in Delhi (India)

The 2014 Games were in Glasgow (Scotland)

The 2018 Games will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia)

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What is it that makes a country part of the commonwealth?

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Where and when have the commonwealth games been held?

The list of the commonwealth games are:

British Empire Games

  • 1930 games - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1934 games - London, England, United Kingdom
  • 1938 games - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1950 games - Auckland, New Zealand

British Empire and Commonwealth Games

  • 1954 games - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1958 games - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 1962 games - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • 1966 games - Kingston, Jamaica

British Commonwealth Games

  • 1970 games - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1974 games - Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • 1978 games - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1982 games - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1986 games - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1990 games - Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1994 games - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1998 games - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2002 games - Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • 2006 games - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2010 games - Delhi, India
  • 2014 games - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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What was the mascot of 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Clyde is the mascot of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland 2014.

Clyde is a 'humanoid' thistle.

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What are the benefits of organizing commonwealth games in India?

Benefits are as follows-:

  1. Delhi is now more cleaner and greener.
  2. India came to know about his talent in sports.
  3. India has now more stadiums.
  4. Indians united together.
  5. The world came to know how much money does India have.
  6. India will pay more attention towards games.
  7. India will have more profit in business and share markets.
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Difference between Commonwealth games Olympic games and Asian games?

The differences are the Olympic Games are open to all 201 countries that are members of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the Commonwealth Games are only open to countries under the British monarchy and the Asian Games are exclusive to the Asian Continent and it's countries.

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Who is Michael kliment?

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Which country will host 19th Commonwealth Games?

The 19th commonwealth games will be held in New Delhi, India in 2010.

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How many women participated in the 2004 Olympic Games?


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How many total players would take part in 2010 commonwealth games?

6081 athletes took part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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How many sports are played in the Commonwealth Games?

There are a total of 31 sports which are approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation. They are categorised into three types:

  • Core sports must be included on each programme.
  • Otional sports may be picked by the host nation, which may include some team sports such as basketball.
  • Recognised sports are sports which have been approved by the CGF but which are deemed to need expansion; host nations may not pick these sports for their programme until the CGF's requirements are fulfilled

The sports are:

  • Archery - Optional
  • Athletics - Core
  • Badminton - Core
  • Basketball - Optional
  • Billiards - Recognised
  • Boxing - Core
  • Canoeing - Recognised
  • Cycling - Optional
  • Diving - Optional
  • Fencing - Recognised
  • Golf - Recognised
  • Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic) - Optional
  • Handball - Recognised
  • Hockey - Core
  • Judo - Optional
  • Lawn bowls - Core
  • Life saving - Recognised
  • Netball - Core
  • Rowing - Recognised
  • Rugby sevens - Core
  • Sailing - Recognised
  • Shooting - Optional
  • Softball - Recognised
  • Squash - Core
  • Swimming - Core
  • Synchronized swimming - Optional
  • Table tennis - Optional
  • Tennis - Optional
  • Tenpin bowling - Recognised
  • Triathlon - Optional
  • Volleyball - Recognised
  • Water polo - Recognised
  • Weightlifting - Core
  • Wrestling - Optional

The following sports are to be included in the 2010 commonwealth games in Delhi:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
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Which country has the most athletes participating in the 2010 commonwealth games?

Host nation India was the country that had the most athletes at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, with 495.

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Why did Fiji get evicted from the commonwealth games?

Because the Fijian government failed to have an election and was suspended from the Commonwealth of Nations.

The democratically elected government of Fiji was forcefully removed by the Fiji Military Forces and is currently under a military government led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

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Who is the mascot for Commonwealth Games Tobe held in 2011?

the mascot for commonwealth games is SHERA THE TIGER.This is because it is the symbol of strengh &boldness .

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Where was the second Commonwealth Games held?

London,England (1934)


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