Essay on Commonwealth Games

Essay on Commonwealth Games 250 Words

It is organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. The first Commonwealth Games was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1930. Then it was known as the British Empire Games. The name was changed three times. The third and final time it was named Commonwealth Games, in 1978. Besides many Olympic sports, the games also include some sports like lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball, which are played in Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Games also known as CWG is the second largest sports competition in the world after Olympics. It is held once in four years but only in between the Olympic years. Started in 1930, CWG was initially known by various names such as the British Empire Games, Friendly Games and British Commonwealth Games. Since 1978, they came to be known as the Commonwealth Games. A unique characteristic of the Commonwealth Games is that it is the only Games, which share a common language, English.

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