Introduction: a short presentation
The Commonwealth Games is a multinational and multi-sport event. Held every four years, it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. Attendance at the Commonwealth Games is typically around 5,000 athletes. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games , it also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities.
As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball. . The event was first held in 1930 under the title of the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was renamed as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and gained its current title in 1978. Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. Australia has been the highest achieving team for eleven games, England for seven and Canada for one.
There are currently 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participate in the Games. The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom ; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, and individual teams are also sent from the British Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Many of the British overseas territories also send their own teams.
So after this short presentation of Commonwealth games let's focus one the following problematic :
'Origin and evolution of Commonwealth games through politic, diplomatic , economic and social issues.
Does the Indian Commonwealth games 2010 are a success or a fail ?'
The commonwealth History
A) Origin and evolution
The main reason to introduce the games is