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Commonwealth Games

After Olympics, Commonwealth Games is the second largest sports festival in the world. The Game are held once in four year but only in between Olympics year. The game were originally known as the British Empire Games.
» The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada.
» The 10th Commonwealth Games were held at Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974 and the 15th in Victoria (Canada) in 1994, where about 3,350 athletes from 64 nation (including South Africa, which joined the family of Commonwealth athletes after 36 years) participated.
» Namibia also, which gained its independence in 1990, made its debut while Hong Kong made its final appearance in the Games before being ceded to China in 1997.
» XVI Commonwealth Games were held in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) while XVII Commonwealth Games were hosted by UK with Manchester as their venue.
» India, for the first time, participated in the second Commonwealth games held in London in 1934.



Commonwealth Games since 1930

Year Place Countries Events First Indian's Medal
1930 Hamilton (Canada) 11 6 England N. P.
1934 London (England) 16 6 England B-1
1938 Sydney (Australia) 15 7 Australia No medal
1950 Auckland (New Zealand) 12 7 Australia N. P
1954 Vancouver (Canada) 24 9 England No medal
1958 Cardiff (Britain) 35 9 England G-2, S-l
1962 Perth (Australia) 35 9 Australia N. P.
1966 Kingston (Jamaica) 34 9 England G-3, S-4, B-5
1970 Edinburgh (U.K.) 42 9 Australia G-5, S-3
1974 Christchurch (N. Zealand) 38 9 Australia G-4, S-8, B-3
1978 Edmonton (Canada) 48 10 Canada G-5, S-4, B-6
1982 Brisbane (Australia) 47 10 Australia G-5, S-5, B-3
1986 Edinburgh (U.K.) 26 10 England N. P.
1990 Auckland (New Zealand) 55 10 Australia G-13, S-8, B-7
1994 Victoria (Canada) 64 - Australia G-6, S-ll, B-10
1998 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 70 16 Australia G-7, S-l0 B-8
2002 Manchester (England) 72 17 Australia G-32, S-21, B-19 (3rd)
2006 Melbourne (Australia) 71 - Australia G-22, S-17, B-21 (3th)
2010 Delhi (India) 71 - Australia G-74, S-55, B-48 (2nd)
2014 Glassgow (Scottland) 71 18 England G-15, S-30, B-19 (5th)
2018 Gold Coast City (Australia) Scheduled




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