Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years ever since (except 1942 and 1946 which were cancelled). The Games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

It was initially known as the British Empire Games and was renamed to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, before finally gaining its current title, the Commonwealth Games, for the 1978 edition. The Games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities. A host city is selected for each edition and eighteen cities in seven countries have hosted the event.

As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball.

Although there are 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, 71 teams participate in the Commonwealth Games as a number of British overseas territories, Crown dependencies, and island states compete under their own flag. The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – also send separate teams.

The last edition of the Games were held in Delhi, India in 2010 and the next edition will be held in Glasgow, U.K. in 2014.

Cayman first competed in 1978. Cayman has won 1 Gold and 1 Bronze.

Subcategories from this category: Commonwealth Youth Games, Glasgow 2014

Posted on in Glasgow 2014
Smith eases off the pedal Michele Smith let caution guide him through the winds and rains of Scotland. Smith, 44, wrapped up the XX Commonwealth Games for the Cayman Islands by pulling out of the Men’s Road Race event on Sunda...
Smith not riding for high praise He may have been the Cayman Islands flag bearer but Michele Smith is very much low-key in Glasgow. Smith, 44, was the last athlete in Cayman’s 26-member Commonwealth Games squad to compete in Scot...

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July 30th round-up Tafari Ebanks gave a memorable showing for Cayman Islands boxing in Glasgow. Ebanks, 20, advanced to the quarter-finals of the bantam (56 kilograms) weight class at the XX Commonwealth Games in Scotla...
Swimmers not sunk by missing treasure They were touted as a group most likely to medal in Glasgow, but the Cayman Islands swimming team will be coming home empty-handed.Cayman wrapped up its aquatics portion of the XX Commonwealth Games i...
Fraser motivated after missing medal Brett Fraser came up just short of making history for the Cayman Islands in Glasgow, but he is far from downtrodden. In fact, Fraser, 24, feels upbeat about his chances in the 50 meter freestyle ...
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