The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the 54 states of the Commonwealth of Nations. The event began in 1930 and takes place every four years. The Games feature 6,600 athletes from across 72 nations and territories.
Underpinned by the core values of humanity, equality and destiny, the Games aim to unite the Commonwealth family through a glorious festival of sport. Often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’, the event is renowned for inspiring athletes to compete in the spirit of friendship and fair play.
Athletes with a disability are included as full members of their national teams, making the Commonwealth Games a fully inclusive international multi-sport event.