Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Commonwealth games

The games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation, which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities. A host city is selected for each edition. 18 cities in seven countries have hosted the event. Apart from many Olympic sports, the games also include some sports that are played predominantly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball. Although there are 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, 71 teams in the Commonwealth Games, as a number of dependent territories compete under their own flag. Australia has been the highest achieving team for twelve games, England for seven, and Canada for one.

Gymnastics is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1978. Australia and Canada have dominated in both disciplines of this sport. Look out for rising stars from Malaysia and England, who were among the medal winners at Melbourne 2006, and emerging athletes from nations throughout the Commonwealth including Scotland.

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