Commonwealth games

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Commonwealth games,

series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of NationsCommonwealth of Nations,
voluntary association of Great Britain and its dependencies, certain former British dependencies that are now sovereign states and their dependencies, and the associated states (states with full internal government but whose external relations are
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. 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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To answer that question, one must necessarily turn to the record of the First British Empire Games.
The event, known as the British Empire Games when Canadian journalist Bobby Robinson help to create them in his home town of Hamilton in 1930, has lasted as long as the World Cup.
The British Empire Games are broadcast from Vancouver with live coverage of Roger Bannister's historic four-minute mile.
She also competed for Wales at the 1930 British Empire Games winning three medals.
The event, originally called the British Empire Games, became the Commonwealth Games in 1978.
It was also the principal venue for the British Empire Games in 1950, with the opening ceremony and the track and field events being held there.
Get set go The first Games was held in Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada, under the title of the British Empire Games.
Born in 1939, he racked up an impressive record of 61-6 (KO 27) after winning a gold medal at the British Empire games in Cardiff as an amateur in 1958.
During the British Empire Games Ninian Park hosts the show-jumping championships.
His greatest year was 1950 when, at the age of 43, he remarkably proved himself to be the world's No 1 marathon runner by winning five races out of five, including the British Empire Games and European Championships.
In the early 1960s Karl was the English amateur sprint champion, he also represented England at the 1962 British Empire Games in Perth, Australia.
MY dad Cecil Swancutt was Station Master of Snow Hill Station from 1950 until the late 50s when he moved to Cardiff General (now Central) for the British Empire Games.

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