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Commonwealth Games venues

Commonwealth Games venues The first Inter-Empire Sports meeting was held at Crystal Palace, London in 1911.

Games

Year

Venue

1 British Empire Games

2 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

3 British Commonwealth Games

4 Commonwealth Games

II1

1934

London, England

III1

1938

Sydney, Australia

IV1

1950

Auckland, New Zealand

V2

1954

Vancouver, Canada

VI2

1958

Cardiff, Wales

VII2

1962

Perth, Australia

VIII2

1966

Kingston, Jamaica

IX3

1970

Edinburgh, Scotland

X3

1974

Christchurch, New Zealand

XI4

1978

Edmonton, Canada

XII4

1982

Brisbane, Australia

XIII4

1986

Edinburgh, Scotland

XIV4

1990

Auckland, New Zealand

XV4

1994

Victoria, Canada

XVI4

1998

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

XVII4

2002

Manchester, England

XVIII4

2006

Melbourne, Australia


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Commonwealth games

Commonwealth games, series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Originated (1930) as the British Empire games, the series is held every four years and is patterned after the Olympic games; women have participated since 1934. In their early stages the games enjoyed the patronage of King George V. As with the Olympics, they have been subject to political pressure, a notable example being the 1986 boycott by some nations protesting Britain's refusal to impose sanctions against South Africa.

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Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Sporting event originating as the British Empire Games (1930). Competitors are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Based on the Olympic Games, they are held every four years.

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