Top Countries on the Commonwealth Games Medal Tally

Medal counts at the Commonwealth Games tend to be heavily slanted towards the largest, industrialized nations such as England, Australia and Canada, making the games somewhat one-sided. Australia has dominated recently, finishing in the top position for every Commonwealth Games since 1990, except for 2014.

Of the 22 Games that have been held so far (including 2022), Australia has finished on the top 14 times. Next best is England with seven. The only other country to finish on top of the medal tally is Canada, in 1978 when they hosted the event in Edmonton.

See the final medal tally for 2022 Birmingham.



The limited success of the smaller nations is a source of national pride, and gives them a feeling of being part of the greater Commonwealth group. Host nations get a medal boost too, highlighted by the success of India in 2010.

The following list includes the first four ranked teams for each year. The ranking is based first on the number of gold medals, then silver and bronze. Occasionally ranking based on the total number of medals will give a different order.

List of the top medal-winning countries for each Games

Year Country GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
2022 Australia
England
Canada
India
67
57
26
22
57
66
32
16
54
53
34
23
178
176
92
61
2018 Australia
England
India
Canada
80
45
26
15
59
45
20
40
59
46
20
27
198
136
66
82
2014 England
Australia
Canada
Scotland
58
49
32
19
59
42
16
15
57
46
34
19
174
137
85
53
2010 Australia
India
England
Canada
74
38
37
26
55
27
59
17
48
36
46
32
177
101
142
75
2006 Australia
England
Canada
India
84
36
26
22
69
40
29
17
68
34
31
11
221
110
86
50
2002 Australia
England
Canada
India
82
54
31
30
62
51
41
22
63
60
44
17
207
165
116
69
1998 Australia
England
Canada
Malaysia
80
36
30
10
61
47
31
14
57
53
38
12
198
136
99
36
1994 Australia
Canada
England
Nigeria
87
40
31
11
52
42
45
13
43
46
49
13
182
128
125
37
1990 Australia
England
Canada
New Zealand
52
47
35
17
54
40
41
14
56
42
37
27
162
129
113
58
1986 England
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
52
51
40
8
43
35
46
16
49
31
35
14
144
117
121
38
1982 Australia
England
Canada
New Zealand
39
38
26
5
39
38
23
8
29
32
33
13
107
108
82
26
1978 Canada
England
Australia
Kenya
45
27
24
7
31
28
33
6
33
32
27
5
109
87
84
18
1974 Australia
England
Canada
New Zealand
29
28
25
9
28
31
19
8
25
21
18
18
82
80
62
35
1970 Australia
England
Canada
Scotland
36
27
18
6
24
25
24
8
22
32
24
11
82
84
66
25
1966 England
Australia
Canada
New Zealand
33
23
14
8
24
28
20
5
23
22
23
13
80
73
57
26
1962 Australia
England
New Zealand
Canada
38
29
10
4
36
22
12
12
31
27
10
15
105
78
32
31
1958 England
Australia
South Africa
Canada
29
27
13
1
22
22
10
10
29
17
8
16
80
66
31
27
1954 England
Australia
South Africa
Canada
23
20
16
9
24
11
6
20
20
17
13
14
67
48
35
43
1950 Australia
England
New Zealand
Canada
34
19
10
8
27
16
22
9
19
13
20
14
80
48
52
31
1938 Australia
England
Canada
South Africa
24
15
13
10
19
14
16
10
22
10
15
6
65
39
44
26
1934 England
Canada
Australia
South Africa
29
17
8
7
20
25
4
10
24
9
2
5
73
51
14
22
1930 England
Canada
South Africa
New Zealand
Australia
25
20
6
3
3
23
15
4
4
4
13
19
7
2
1
61
54
17
9
8
1911

Canada
Great Britain
Australasia
South Africa

4
3
2
0
2
5
2
0
3
1
5
0
9
9
9
0


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