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Commonwealth Games After Olympics, Commonwealth Games is the second largest sports festival in the world. The Games are held once in four years but only in between the Olympic years. The Games were originally known as the British Empire Games.

Some Important facts about Commonwealth 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 a record 64 nations(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.
  • After the Olympics, Commonwealth Games are the second largest sports event of the world. This event is organised in between two Olympic games, which is also known as the Olympic year.
  • India, for the first time, participated in the second Commonwealth games held in London in 1934.

Commonwealth Games since 1930

Year Places Participant Countries Competitions First Place India's Medal
1930 Hamilton(Canada) 11 6 England Not participated
1934 London(England) 16 6 England 1 Bronze Medal
1938 Sydney(Australia)157 Australia No medal
1950 Auckland(New Zealand)127 Australia Not Participated
1954 Vancouver(Canada)249 England No medal
1958 Cardiff (Britain)359 England Gold-2, Silver-1
1962 Perth (Australia)359 Australia Not Participated
1966 Kingston(Jamica)349EnglandGold-3,Silver-4,Bronze-5
1970 Edinburgh(UK) 42 9Australia Gold-5,Silver-3
1974 Christchurch(New Zealand)389Australia Gold-4,Silver-8,Bronze-3
1978 Edmonton(Canada)4810Canada Gold-5,Silver-4,Bronze-6
1982 Brisbane (Australia)4710 Australia Gold-5,Silver-5,Bronze-3
1986 Edinburgh(UK) 2610 EnglandNot Participated
1990 Auckland(New Zealand)5510 Australia Gold-13,Silver-8,Bronze-7
1994 Victoria(Canada) 64- Australia Gold-6,Silver-11,Bronze-10
1998 Kuala Lumpur(Malayai)7016Australia Gold-07,Silver-10,Bronze-8
2002 Manchester(England) 7217 Australia Gold-32,Silver-21,Bronze-19(Third Position)
2006 Melbourne 71 -Australia Gold-2,Silver-17,Bronze-11(Fourth Position)
2010 Delhi (India)-------- Sechulded -------

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