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.
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.