1: The Commonwealth Games
2: The Commonwealth Games (aka the British Empire Games 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1954–1966, British Commonwealth Games 1970–1974) is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
3: History of the Games First proposed in 1891, as a "Pan-Britannic-Pan-Anglican Contest and Festival every four years as a means of increasing goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire". In 1911, Inter-Empire Championships were held as part of the festival dedicated to the King George V coronation: teams from Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the UK competed in boxing, wrestling, swimming, and athletics. In 1930, Hamilton, Ontario, first British Empire Games. Six sports: athletics, aquatics (swimming and diving), boxing, lawn bowls, rowing and wrestling. Women competed in swimming only.
4: The Games Sports comprise all the sports officially recognised and approved by CGF: a total of 31 sports, two multi-disciplinary sports, and a further 7 para-sports; programmes must be limited to a max of 17 sports and a max 15 para-sports events.
5: Lawn Bowls
6: Netball is the most popular womens team participation sport in Australia.
7: Rugby Sevens
8: Participants Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. Australia has been the highest scoring team for twelve games, England for seven and Canada for one. A total of 94 participants over the course of holding the Games. Norfolk Island participates separately since 1986. Medals won by Australia:
9: Hosting Countries Four of the 18 Games have been hosted by Australia, and the city of Gold Coast will be hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
10: XXI Commonwealth Games (2018) will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between 4 to 15 April 2018.
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