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Commonwealth Games Host City List

The 2022 Commonwealth Games was held in Birmingham, the third time England had hosted the event (1934, 2002, 2022). The 2026 Games are to be held in Melbourne and regional Victoria, the city last hosted the games in 2006. It will be the sixth time Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games (1938, 1962, 1982, 2006, 2018, 2026). Canada has hosted four Commonwealth Games (1930, 1954, 1978, 1994). Nine nations have hosted the Commonwealth Games at some time.

Two cities have hosted Commonwealth Games more than once: Auckland (1950, 1990) and Edinburgh (1970, 1986). Hamilton, the host of the first Games, has been suggested as the host for 2030, to mark the centenery of the event.

After the 1938 Games in Sydney, the British Empire Games Federation allocated the 1942 Games to Montreal, Canada. The Games were officially abandoned following the outbreak of World War II. Canada was given the first option on the 1950 Games but declined.

Click on the city names to see interesting facts and figures from each Games.

Year Number City Country Date
2030 XXIV Hamilton? Canada  
2026 XXIII Victoria (Regions) Australia  
2022 XXII Birmingham England July 27-Aug 7
2018 XXI Gold Coast Australia 4-15 April
2014 XX Glasgow Scotland Jul 23-Aug 3
2010 XIX Delhi India 3-14 Oct
2006 XVIII Melbourne Australia 15-26 March
2002 XVII Manchester England 25 July-4 Aug
1998 XVI Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 10-20 Sept
1994 XV Victoria Canada 18-28 Aug
1990 XIV Auckland New Zealand 24 Jan-3 Feb
1986 XIII Edinburgh Scotland 24 July-2 Aug
1982 XII Brisbane Australia 30 Sept-9 Oct
1978 XI Edmonton Canada 3-12 Aug
1974 X Christchurch New Zealand 24 Jan-2 Feb
1970 IX Edinburgh Scotland 16-25 July
1966 VIII Kingston Jamaica 4-13 Aug
1962 VII Perth Australia 21 Nov-1 Dec
1958 VI Cardiff Wales 18-26 July
1954 V Vancouver Canada 30 July-7 Aug
1950 IV Auckland New Zealand 4-11 Feb
1938 III Sydney Australia 5-12 Feb
1934 II London England 4-11 Aug
1930 I Hamilton Canada 16-23 Aug
1911   London England  

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