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When commonwealth games started?

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Asked by hitler, 18 Nov '09 06:34 pm
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In 1930 in Hamilton, Canada
Answered by Good Citizen, 18 Nov '09 09:00 pm

 
  
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The first Commonwealth Games, then known as the British Empire Games, was held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978.

India will host the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games from 3 October and 14 October 2010.
Answered by Pratyayan Sanyal, 18 Nov '09 06:41 pm

 
  
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Commonwealth Games also called (193054) British Empire Games , or (195466) British Empire and Commonwealth Games, or (196674) British Commonwealth Games quadrennial sports competition embracing athletics (track and field), gymnastics, bowls, and swimming events for both men and women, and boxing, cycling, shooting, weight lifting, and wrestling for men only. Rowing, shooting, badminton, and fencing have also been included occasionally. Participants must be amateurs and must be qualified by birth or residence in some member country (or a dependency of a member country) of the Commonwealth.

The Reverend Astley Cooper of Yorkshire, Eng., broached the idea of such games in 1891, and the inaugural British Empire Games were held at Hamilton, Ont., in 1930. Eleven countries sent teams for a program of athletics, lawn bowls, boxing, rowing, swimming, and wrestling, and the English team emerged with the largest share of medals. It was agreed that the games would be held in varying Commonwealth ...more
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 18 Nov '09 06:46 pm

 
  
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2010 oct.
Answered by sachin acharya, 18 Nov '09 06:35 pm

 
  
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