Monday, August 4, 2014

Commonwealth Games Explanation 2014

The Commonwealth Games are often referred as the ‘Friendly Games’ and is a sporting event that is held in different countries every four years except for 1942 and 1946 which was canceled due to World War II.

The first commonwealth games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada where 11 countries took 400 athletes to take part in six sports and 59 events.The Commonwealth Games was known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950. In 1970-1974 the British Empire Games was renamed British Commonwealth Games.

This year, 2014 there are 53 member countries and 71 teams of the Commonwealth of Nations. In the Commonwealth Games there were only six countries that attended to every Commonwealth Games was Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

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