Commonwealth Games And Its History 

Commonwealth Games And Its History
Commonwealth Games And Its History 
Commonwealth Games And Its History 

The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham in 2022.
The Commonwealth Games, sometimes known as the Friendly Games, are an international multi-sport tournament that features athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The tournament was originally conducted in 1930 and has been held every four years since then, with the exception of 1942 and 1946.

From 1930 to 1950, the Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games, then the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and finally the British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. Athletes with disabilities are completely integrated into their national teams, making the Commonwealth Games the first truly inclusive international multi-sport event.

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In 2018, the Games became the first global multi-sport event to feature an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events.
The creation of the Games was inspired by the Inter-Empire Championships, as a part of the Festival of Empire, which were held in London in 1911.
Melville Marks Robinson founded the games as the British Empire Games which were first hosted in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
During the 20th and 21st centuries, the evolution of the movement of the game has resulted in several changes to the Commonwealth Games.

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Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Commonwealth Winter Games for snow and ice sports for the commonwealth athletes, the Commonwealth
Paraplegic Games for commonwealth athletes with a disability and the Commonwealth Youth Games for commonwealth athletes aged 14 to 18.
The first edition of the winter games and paraplegic games were held in 1958 and 1962 respectively, with their last edition held in 1966 and 1974, respectively, and the first youth games were held in 2000.
The 1942 and 1946 Commonwealth Games were cancelled because of the Second World War.
The Commonwealth Games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities.

International sports federations (IFs), Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs), and organising bodies for each Commonwealth Games comprise the game’s movement. The Commonwealth Games flag and Queen’s Baton Relay, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, are among the rituals and emblems.

The Commonwealth Games feature over 5,000 participants competing in over 15 different sports and over 250 events. The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event get gold, silver, and bronze Commonwealth Games medals, respectively. Aside from numerous Olympic sports, the games include some that are popular in Commonwealth countries but are not on the Olympic program, such as lawn bowls, netball, cricket, and squash.

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