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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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The Australian Commonwealth Games Association are making arrangements for Etoundi to fly home as soon as possible, he added.
The Gold Coast team represented by Mayor Ron Clarke, Australian Commonwealth Games Association President Sam Coffa, bid team chief Mark Stockwell and local schoolgirl Eve stressed that the town had most venues in proper condition and was capable of hosting the Games successfully.
Currie's fears were echoed by Australia's chef de mission, retired marathon runner Steve Moneghetti, after he held talks with Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite, who had checked into the village.
CGF Chief Executive Mike Hooper played down comments by Australian Commonwealth Games Association CEO Perry Crosswhite that the games could be cancelled if security was in doubt.

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