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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In the 1958 British Empire Games in Cardiff, Milkha Singh won gold in the 400m and his son plans to make a visit to the scene of his triumph before heading home from the Wales Open.
The country hosted the British Empire Games, forerunner to the Commonwealth Games; a young Queen Elizabeth was the first reigning monarch to visit these shores, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay conquered the highest peak on the planet; and Britain allowed the free entry of New Zealand dairy products until 1967.
4 ELEVEN nations participated in the first British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930.
Farmer knew little of what had transpired at the First British Empire Games staged in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1930.
One of the most moving moments in Rapid Ray is when Lewis is introduced as a representative of Canada at a formal dinner in London after the 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.
Two years later, in Auckland New Zealand, she was on the podium after finishing third in the British Empire Games 4U110 yards Freestyle Relay (with Grace Wood, Helen Yate and Margaret Wellington).
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.

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