Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games

Athletes from Northern Ireland have taken part in every edition of the Games, except 1950, and have the distinction of achieving medal success at each and every one. In 1930, a single Ireland team competed, and in 1934 both a team from Irish Free State and Northern Ireland competed. As one of the Home Countries in the UK, Northern Ireland is not able to be a member of the Olympic Movement so the Commonwealth Games provides the only opportunity for its athletes to compete at the international level in a multi-sport event.


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