Commonwealth Games

List of Commonwealth Games

YearHost City & Host NationOpened bySportsEvents
1930Hamilton, CanadaViscount Willingdon659
1934London, England668
1938Sydney, AustraliaLord Wakehurst771
1942Montreal, CanadaCancelled due to the Second World War
1946Cardiff, WalesCancelled due to the Second World War
1950Auckland, New ZealandSir Bernard Freyberg988
1954Vancouver, CanadaEarl Alexander of Tunis991
1958Cardiff, WalesPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh994
1962Perth, AustraliaPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh9104
1966Kingston, JamaicaPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh9110
1970Edinburgh, ScotlandPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh9121
1974Christchurch, New ZealandPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh9121
1978Edmonton, CanadaElizabeth II10128
1982Brisbane, AustraliaPhilip, Duke of Edinburgh10142
1986Edinburgh, ScotlandElizabeth II10163
1990Auckland, New ZealandPrince Edward10204
1994Victoria, CanadaElizabeth II10217
1998Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTuanku Jaafar15213
2002Manchester, EnglandElizabeth II17281
2006Melbourne, AustraliaElizabeth II16245
2010Delhi, IndiaPratibha Patil17272
2014Glasgow, ScotlandElizabeth II17261
2018Gold Coast, AustraliaCharles, Prince of Wales19275
2022Birmingham, EnglandTBA20TBA 
2026Election in 2020TBA

List of Commonwealth sports

SportTypeYears
ArcheryOptional1982, 2010
AthleticsCore1930–present
Para AthleticsCore1994, 2002–present
BadmintonCore1966–present
BasketballOptional2006, 2018
Basketball 3×3Optional2022
BoxingCore1930–present
CricketOptional1998, 2022
Cycling (Mountain Bike)Optional2002–2006, 2014–present
Cycling (Para Track)Optional2014–present
Cycling (Road)Core1938–present
Cycling (Track)Optional1934–present
DivingOptional1930–present
HockeyCore1998–present
Gymnastics (Artistic)Core1978, 1990–present
Gymnastics (Rhythmic)Optional1978, 1990–1998, 2006–present
JudoOptional1990, 2002, 2014
Lawn bowlsCore1930–1962, 1970–present
Para Lawn bowlsCore1994, 2002, 2014–present
Netball (Women)Core1998–present
PowerliftingCore2002–present
Rugby sevensCore1998–present
ShootingOptional1966, 1974–2018
SquashCore1998–present
SwimmingCore1930–present
Para SwimmingCore2002–present
Table tennisCore2002–present
Para Table tennisOptional2002–present
TriathlonCore2002–2006, 2014–present
Volleyball (beach)Optional2018–present
WeightliftingCore1950–present
Wheelchair BasketballOptionalNever
Wrestling (Freestyle)Core1930–1986, 1994, 2002, 2010–present