Friday, 1 August 2014

The Commonwealth Games Dictogloss


The commonwealth games often called the friendly games it has a unique place of sporting history. It is an international multi-sport event like the Olympics, Except the athletes are for the commonwealth countries. This Includes countries like New Zealand,Pacific Island,England.

The first Commonwealth games were held in 1930 in Hamilton and Canada. Eleven countries sent four hundred athletes to take part six sports and Fifty nine events. Since then the games have been held every four years, However in 1942,1946 the games were cancelled Because of the second world war.

The events has had many Changes, Even it’s name. From 1930 and 1950 the games were known as the British Empire games. Later, From 1970 until 1974 they took the title of the British Commonwealth games. Finally, At the 1978 games Edmonton,Canada, this multi-sport event changed it’s name to the Commonwealth games.

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