After Olympics, Commonwealth Games is the second largest sports festival in the world. The Games are held once in four years but only in between the Olympic years. The Games were originally known as the British Empire Games. The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada. The last three Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow (2014), Delhi (2010) and Melbourne (2006).
After the 1938 Games in Sydney, the British Empire Games Federation allocated the 1942 Games to Montreal, Canada. The Games were officially abandoned following the outbreak of World War II. Canada was given the first option on the 1950 Games but declined.
Host City List
The Commonwealth Games was last held on the Gold Coast of Australia in 2018. It was the fifth time Australia had hosted the Commonwealth Games (1938, 1962, 1982, 2006, 2018). Canada has hosted four Commonwealth Games (1930, 1954, 1978, 1994), and in 2022 England will host the event for the third time (1934, 2002, 2022). Nine nations have hosted the Commonwealth Games at some time. Two cities have hosted Commonwealth Games more than once: Auckland (1950, 1990) and Edinburgh (1970, 1986). Mainconcept reference for mack.
Click on the city names to see interesting facts and figures from each Games.
|2022||XXII||Birmingham||England||July 27-Aug 7|
|2018||XXI||Gold Coast||Australia||4-15 April|
|2014||XX||Glasgow||Scotland||Jul 23-Aug 3|
|2002||XVII||Manchester||England||25 July-4 Aug|
|1998||XVI||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||10-20 Sept|
|1990||XIV||Auckland||New Zealand||24 Jan-3 Feb|
|1986||XIII||Edinburgh||Scotland||24 July-2 Aug|
|1982||XII||Brisbane||Australia||30 Sept-9 Oct|
|1974||X||Christchurch||New Zealand||24 Jan-2 Feb|
|1962||VII||Perth||Australia||21 Nov-1 Dec|
|1954||V||Vancouver||Canada||30 July-7 Aug|
|1950||IV||Auckland||New Zealand||4-11 Feb|
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