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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The Australian Commonwealth Games Association are making arrangements for Etoundi to fly home as soon as possible, he added.
But the final decision on whether he remains in Glasgow is that of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and they are expected to act in the next few hours.
Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite confirmed that an Aussie athlete has indeed been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons.
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.
Their Commonwealth Games Association head Havu Gumel said: "We have the facilities.
The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has agreed to change its selection policy in order to give the double Olympic gold medallist every chance to regain her fitness in time to run in Manchester.
Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) CEO Craig Phillips agreed.
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.
The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has already dealt with what she said and I respect her freedom of speech.
Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite insisted they would pull out only if security concerns heightened.
This funding will go a long way towards helping Victorian athletes and the Victorian Commonwealth Games Association cover travel expenses to Glasgow.

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