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)||15||7|| Australia|| No medal|
| 1950 ||Auckland(New Zealand)||12||7|| Australia|| Not Participated|
| 1954 ||Vancouver(Canada)||24||9|| England ||No medal|
| 1958 || Cardiff (Britain)||35||9 ||England || Gold-2, Silver-1 |
| 1962 ||Perth (Australia)||35||9 ||Australia|| Not Participated|
| 1966 ||Kingston(Jamica)||34||9||England||Gold-3,Silver-4,Bronze-5|
| 1970 ||Edinburgh(UK) ||42|| 9||Australia|| Gold-5,Silver-3 |
| 1974 ||Christchurch(New Zealand)||38||9||Australia|| Gold-4,Silver-8,Bronze-3|
| 1978 ||Edmonton(Canada)||48||10||Canada ||Gold-5,Silver-4,Bronze-6|
| 1982 ||Brisbane (Australia)||47||10 ||Australia|| Gold-5,Silver-5,Bronze-3|
| 1986 ||Edinburgh(UK) || 26||10 ||England||Not Participated|
| 1990 ||Auckland(New Zealand)||55||10 ||Australia|| Gold-13,Silver-8,Bronze-7|
| 1994 ||Victoria(Canada) ||64||- ||Australia|| Gold-6,Silver-11,Bronze-10|
| 1998 ||Kuala Lumpur(Malayai)||70||16||Australia|| Gold-07,Silver-10,Bronze-8|
| 2002 ||Manchester(England) ||72||17 ||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 -------|