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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Her successor at Commonwealth Games Scotland Paul Bush said: "Scotland have always played a key role in the Federation.
She said: "The Youth Games provide such a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to gain experience competing at big events, which hopefully helps them develop into Commonwealth Games champions in the future.
uk/ "I am confident we could host something on the scale of the Commonwealth Games, provided the Government committed to giving us the support that Manchester, Glasgow and the London Olympics received as host cities.
e Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been hailed as one of the most successful of all time and 71% of people polled in the North East said they believed the games was a positive experience.
The Commonwealth Games is expected to inject $2 billion into our economy and provide up to 30,000 full time equivalent jobs.
Athletes are nominated by their Commonwealth Games Association at the end of the final day of competition and the winner is selected by a panel comprising of the CGF president and representatives from each of the six Commonwealth regions.
I call upon them to do their best for the country and am confident that the Commonwealth Games will promote friendship and camaraderie between the people of the participating nations," he added.
Commonwealth Games Scotland chairman Michael Kavanagh said: "I suppose the bar is raised for every Games, but we first thought about having the Games in Scotland after we saw what Manchester did, and our aspirations were to do it better than that.
Gareth Warburton has apologised to the rest of Wales' Commonwealth Games team
At the Glasgow Commonwealth Games there are 17 sports disciplines but India will compete only in 13 out of those.
The application was made to the sports review committee of the Commonwealth Games Federation by a delegation from the Rugby League International Federation.
Prince Charles is also scheduled to visit the Commonwealth Games Village, where he will spend time with athletes from a broad cross-section of Commonwealth countries.

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