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 games were held 1930 in hamilton, Canada.Eleven countries sent four hundred athletes to compete in six sports and fifty nine events. Since then the games have been held every four years. However in 1942 and 1946 the games have been cancelled because of the second world war.
The event had many changes, even its name.From 1930 to 1950 the games were known as the british empire games.Later,from 1970 until 1974 they took the title from of british commonwealth games.Finally, at the 1978 games in Edmonton Canada, this multi sport event changed its name to the Commonwealth games.