Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)

Fédération des jeux du Commonwealth

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URL: http://www.thecgf.com/

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Founded

1932-08 Los Angeles CA USA

History

Aug 1932, Los Angeles CA (USA), as British Empire Games Federation, following first British Empire Games, 1930, Hamilton (Canada), where 11 countries sent 400 athletes to take part in 6 sports and 59 events. Since then, the Games have been conducted every 4 years, except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. The Games were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950. Subsequent name changes: British Empire and Commonwealth Games Federation in 1952 - held the Games under the name British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966; British Commonwealth Games Federation in 1966 - held the Games under the name British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. Present name of the Federation adopted 1974; holds the Games under the name Commonwealth Games, since 1978.

Aims

Organize a unique, world class, multi-sports event, often referred to as the 'Friendly Games'; encourage and assist education via sport development and physical education as a means of improving society and the general well being of the people of the Commonwealth.

Events

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Structure

General Assembly (annual); Executive Board; Sub-Committees.

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UIA Org ID

XC0198

Last News

2018

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