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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Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite insisted they would pull out only if security concerns heightened.
Apart from Sealy, Perry Crosswhite, chief executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, Chris Jenkins, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Council of Wales, and Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee were part of the commission.
I have been so impressed by what I have heard,' said John Eades, the Commonwealth Games Associations services manager, who made a flying visit to Cardiff with Kate Randall, programme co-ordinator for Melbourne 2006.
Athletes will be able to represent two different countries at different Games, but only with the approval of the Federation and the Commonwealth Games Associations of both countries.
The Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) of the 71 nations and territories taking part in Delhi 2010, especially appreciated the efforts in readying the Games Village for use by the 6800 athletes and team officials.
The Commonwealth Games Associations of the nations and territories have been satisfied with the plans and preparations made by Delhi Police and the International Security Liaison Group, formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs," it further added.
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