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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In Sri Lamka yesterday, Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow Council; Alex Salmond; and Louise Martin, chair of Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland; Glasgow celebrates at the Old Fruitmarket
The Commonwealth Games Council for England sent their own congratulations to the Glasgow 2014 team.
He is one of 15 additions to the squad announced by the Commonwealth Games Council for England.
Constable, the reigning English national singles champion, and Warwickshire team-mate Julia Mann are both included in a 10-strong squad announced today by the Commonwealth Games Council.
Aberdare's Ellie Pryor, Bangor's Catrin Jones and Jordon Sakkas, of Pontypool, have lifted the qualifying totals and had their team nominations con-firmed by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales.
LUGGAGE specialist Antler has joined forces with the NI Commonwealth Games Council to supply Team NI with suitcases, support managers, coaches and medical staff.
Recruited by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales to not only support the HQ team in delivering certain aspects of the Games, both sportsmen have been brought on board to help motivate and inspire the athletes set to represent their country over the 11-day competition.
Ashley is a fantastic young athlete with bags of potential and both Welsh Boxing and the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales are saddened that she now won't have the opportunity to compete at the Games in just two weeks' time.
Ann Ellis, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, said she was sure that athletes and competitors and would be impressed by the warmth of the welcome to North Wales and by the magnificent scenery.
The Organising Committee will hand over the baton to Sir Andrew Foster, chairman of Commonwealth Games Council, England, in a formal ceremony at New Palace Yard on October 30, which will then begin its journey around the nations and territories of the CWG.
Last November, Jamie addressed the Commonwealth Games Council in Sri Lanka, putting forward a passionate appeal to bring the event to Scotland.
The bid is a three-way partnership between Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Executive and Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland.

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