Demonstration Sports at the Commonwealth Games
There are many sports that have at one time been part of the Commonwealth Games, either as official or unofficial demonstration (sometimes referred to as exhibition) sports. Not all have gone on to become part of the official program.
List of Demonstration Sports
Here is an alphabetical list of the sports that have been a demonstration or exhibition sport at the Commonwealth Games at some stage. The year it was held is listed in brackets. Some of these sports have gone on to be included on the official sports program, and where this is the case it has been noted.
- Artistic Gymnastics (1974) — became an official sport in 1978.
- Australian Football (1982)
- eSports (2022) — sanctioned by the Commonwealth Games Federation, but held independently of the official sporting program in Birmingham.
- Judo (1986) — became an official sport in 1990.
- Kabaddi (2010)
- Lacrosse (1978)
- Netball (1990) — became an official sport in 1998.
- Para-athletics (1994) — became an official sport in 2002.
- Para-swimming (1994) — became an official sport in 2002.
- Para-lawn bowls (1994) — became an official sport in 2002.
- Polo (1958)
- Rugby League nines (2014, 2018) — the event was endorsed by the Commonwealth Games Federation, but not listed as an official demonstration sport
- Sepak Takraw (1998)
- Show Jumping (1958)
- Silambam (1998)
- Pencak Silat (1998)
- Table Tennis (1982) — became an official sport in 2002.
- Triathlon (1990) — became an official sport in 2002.
- See the list of Commonwealth Games sports
- Which sports are Included at the Commonwealth Games?
- Demonstration Sports at the Olympics Games