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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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David Evans, director of operations for the Commonwealth Games Council, said each of the various sporting bodies in Wales had been asked for nominations based on the expectation of a top-eight finish in Melbourne or, in the case of boxing, a place in the quarter-finals.
All the competitors successfully reached the qualification standards set by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales and Welsh Athletics at the Welsh Championships and are deemed capable of achieving top eight positions next March.
Now the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland has to select a winner, as joint bids are not allowed.
The Scottish Squash Association reacted angrily to news of Nicol's decision to switch allegiances and the Scotland Commonwealth Games Council does have the power to stop him from representing England at the Games next summer.
Chris Jenkins, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, said: "The Queen's Baton Relay is a chance for the whole nation to get behind the team of athletes set to compete for Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just two months later, and it really is an invitation to join us on our journey.
Chris Jenkins, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, said it was still in the midst of a feasibility study which will remain ongoing until after Glasgow 2014 to allow for inclusion of the economic impact study from those Games.
The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (CGCW) said everyone can play a part in creating a sporting legacy in Wales after London 2012 by supporting the nation's athletes.
THE Commonwealth Games Council for Wales is facing a rebellion from several of its major sports angry at the loss of pounds 250,000 of public funding.
Subject to approval from the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, the Scots will compete in the sevens competition in the nine-sport event from November 29 - December 4, 2004 in Victoria.
Martin is currently chairwoman of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland.
The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales confirmed the route the baton will take is: ?
Earlier this week Commonwealth Games Council for Wales chief executive Chris Jenkins said London 2012 had shown any bid must start with investigating the lasting benefits.

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