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The commonwealth games

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The commonwealth games

  1. 1. The Commonwealth Games
  2. 2. Questions • List the names by which the Commonwealth Games have been known. • State the year, name of the city and country where the first Commonwealth Games was held. • How often are the Commonwealth Games held? • What two countries have hosted the Games the most and how often?
  3. 3. The Start • • • • • 1930 Hamilton, Canada 11 Countries 6 sports 59 events
  4. 4. What’s in a Name? 1930 British Empire Games 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1970 British Commonwealth Games 1978 Commonwealth Games
  5. 5. Growth of the Commonwealth Games 300 Participating Countries Sports 250 Events Contested 200 150 100 50 2010 2006 2002 1998 1994 1990 1986 1982 1978 1974 1970 1966 1962 1958 1954 1950 1938 1934 1930 0
  6. 6. Number of Athletes 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 1930 1934 1938 1950 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 Year
  7. 7. Host Cities Year 2010 2006 2002 1998 1994 1990 1986 1982 1978 1974 1970 1966 1962 1958 1954 1950 1938 1934 1930 Host City Delhi Melbourne Manchester Kuala Lumpur Victoria Auckland Edinburgh Brisbane Edmonton Christchurch Edinburgh Kingston Perth Cardiff Vancouver Auckland Sydney London Hamilton Country India Australia England Malaysia Canada New Zealand Scotland Australia Canada New Zealand Scotland Jamaica Australia Wales Canada New Zealand Australia England Canada
  8. 8. Host Countries Host Countries 4 3 2 1 0 Australia Canada England India Jamaica Malaysia New Zealand Scotland Wales
  9. 9. Glasgow 2014 23 July – 3 August
  10. 10. Glasgow 2014 Links • Official Website: http://www.glasgow2014.com/ • Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Commonw ealth_Games • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Glasgow2014 • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Glasgow2014
  11. 11. A Taste of What’s to Come
  12. 12. Glasgow – The Host City • • • • • 6500 athletes 70 countries 17 sports 14 venues 11 days
  13. 13. 17 Sports • • • • • • • • • Aquatics Athletics Badminton Boxing Cycling Gymnastics Hockey Judo Lawn Bowls • • • • • • • • Netball Rugby sevens Shooting Squash Table tennis Triathlon Weightlifting Wrestling
  14. 14. 14 Venues • Athlete’s village • Barry Buddon Shooting Centre • Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails • Celtic Park • Emirates Arena & Velodrome • Glasgow National Hockey Centre • Hampden Park • Ibrox Stadium • Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre • Royal Commonwealth Pool • SECC Precinct • Scotstoun Sports Campus • Strathclyde Country Park • Tollcross International Swimming Centre
  15. 15. Past Games
  16. 16. Medal Table GAMES 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 GOLD 5 6 3 6 11 9 40 SILVER 7 3 2 8 7 10 37 BRONZE 10 11 7 15 11 7 61 TOTAL 22 20 12 29 29 26 138
  17. 17. Records Held by Scotland Event Games Athlete / Team Shooting 50m Rifle Prone - Men 2010 Jonathan Hammond 50m Rifle Prone - Women 2010 Jennifer McIntosh 50m Rifle Prone (Pair) - Men 2010 Scotland 50m Rifle Prone (Pair) - Women 2010 Scotland Swimming 100 Yard Backstroke - Men 1934 William Francis 100m Breaststroke - Men 200 Yard Breaststroke - Men 1934 N. Hamilton 200m Freestyle - Women 2006 Caitlin McClatchey 330 Yard Medley Relay - Women 1954 Scotland 400m Individual Medley Women 2010 Hannah Miley Result 595-43x 597-42x 1181-74x 1169-60x 1:05.2 mins 2:41.4 mins 1:57.25 mins 3:51.0 mins 04:38.8
  18. 18. YouTube Videos • • • • Glasgow 2014 YouTube Channel Commonwealth Games Federation Channel A Taste of What’s to Come | Glasgow 2014 Introducing Clyde the Mascot | Glasgow 2014

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