The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

This sporting event takes place every 4 years, bringing countries of the Commonwealth together to compete across a range of sporting disciplines.

What can  you find out about the Commonwealth? Which countries are part of it and who is the head of the Commonwealth?

What interesting facts can you find out over the next few weeks, see if you can surprise anyone with the most random fact.

15 thoughts on “The Commonwealth Games”

  1. FOUR FACTS ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES!!!!
    1. The Queen’s baton relay, an opening tradition of the games, sees the Queen’s baton carried 190,000km, that’s the equivalent of going around the earth almost 4.25 times.

    2. Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth games – Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

    3. The first commonwealth games type event was called the ‘Festival of Empire’ and was held in London in 1911. This event was organized to celebrate the coronation of King George V.

    4. The most successful nation in the history of the Commonwealth games is Australia. They’ve won 803 gold medals and have a total medal count of over 2,000!
    The head of the commonwealth is the queen.

  2. . Botswanq
    . Cameroon
    . Ghana
    . Antigua
    . Barbuda
    . Barbades
    . Bangladesh
    . England
    . Australia
    The queen is the leader of this event .

  3. Its popularity is 2.4 billion

    2)there are 41 countries in the commen wealth games

    3)first found on 11th December 1931

    4) the head is Elizabeth 11

    • You have found out some good facts but where are the capital letters for proper nouns? Please re-write this with the correct use of capital letters.

  4. The countries taking part are
    Botswana
    Ghana
    Cameron
    Antigua
    Barbuela
    England
    Australia and a few others
    Our monarch is the leader of The Commonwealth games and is in charge of choosing its location each time it takes place and only countries who have been under our leadership take part but not all. Canada, India and Jamaica who were once in The Commonwealth wanted independence and no longer take part.

  5. The counties that take part are Australia , New Zealand , England ,South Africa and many more. There are sports like athletics, badminton,basket ball , beach volley ball, boxing, cycling (mountain road) , cycling (road) and many more. They are watched all over the world and there are many stars who have won gold medals, silver medals and bronze medals.

  6. In 1891, John Astley Cooper first wrote about a sporting competition that would bring together members of the British Empire, but it wasn’t until 1911, at the coronation of King George V, that an ‘Inter-Empire Championships’ was held. This event included teams from Australasia, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. They competed in athletics, boxing, wrestling and swimming events

  7. There are 53 country’s that do the commenwelth games but here are some of the country’s in America and Caribbean there is Antigua, Barbuda, Bahamas and lots more like Canada and Guyana. The head of the commenwealth games is Elizabeth 11 of England.

  8. 1. The Queen’s baton relay, an opening tradition of the games, sees the Queen’s baton carried 190,000km, that’s the equivalent of going around the earth almost 4.25 times.
    The teams that take place in the Common Wealth games well thy are 53 but the main ones are
    .England
    .scotland
    .wales
    .northen island

    • Well done Ciaran, make sure that your proper nouns start with a capital letter – I can see a few here that don’t!

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