Name changes

Over the years, the name used for the sporting event conducted between the countries of the Commonwealth has evolved. The first large sporting event between the Commonwealth countries was the Festival of Empire in 1911, a precursor to what we now call the Commonwealth Games.

There have been four official versions of the name for the competition, including the 'British Empire Games', 'British Empire and Commonwealth Games' and the 'British Commonwealth Games'.

Year Host City Name
1911 London Inter-Empire Championships
1930 Hamilton British Empire Games
1934 London British Empire Games
1938 Sydney British Empire Games
1942 not held
1946 not held
1950 Auckland British Empire Games
1954 Vancouver British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1958 Cardiff British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1962 Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1966 Kingston British Commonwealth Games
1970 Edinburgh British Commonwealth Games
1974 Christchurch British Commonwealth Games
1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games
1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games
1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games
1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games
1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games
1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games
2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games
2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games

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