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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New Delhi [India], Mar 8 ( ANI ): To mark International Women's Day, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Thursday announced that the 21st edition of the Games will be the most gender equal in the multi-sport event history.
What unites all of us at the Commonwealth Games Federation, Commonwealth Games England, the UK Government and Birmingham City Council, is a passionate belief that Birmingham 2022 will be so much more than an 11-day summer sporting spectacular.
Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin said further time should be given to interested parties.
Alongside the Birmingham 2022 team, we look forward to presenting the strongest possible bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation in the hope that we can welcome the whole Commonwealth movement to England for the Games in 2022.
A spokesman for the Commonwealth Games Federation said: "Our main aim is to maximise efficiency and effectiveness in our delivery of a world-class event with real community relevance that is both affordable and universally appealing.
FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC), the Commonwealth Games Federation ( CGF) has decided to distance itself from the Abhay Singh Chautalaled Indian Olympic Association ( IOA) for the preparation for next year's CWG in Scotland.
Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah met Friday Head of the Commonwealth Games Federation and President of Malaysia Olympic Games Committee Tunku Imran here to discuss bolstering cooperation.
The Commonwealth Games Federation has chosen Australia's Gold Coast to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
David Gent, chairman of the RLIF's Commonwealth commission, added: "This is an exciting day for rugby league and I would like to place on record my thanks to the Commonwealth Games Federation for their support of our application.
Summary: India race walker Rani Yadav has been named by the Commonwealth Games Federation as the third athlete to fail a drugs test in Delhi.
Commonwealth Games Federation president Fennell said the ceremony was "exhilarating" and "set the right tone for the start of the Games".
According to the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Prince will receive a baton and read the Queen's message before declaring the event open.

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