Commonwealth Games 2018 : History | Importance | Britain | India | Australlia | Goldcoast | and many more
Commonwealth Games 2018 : Commonwealth Games have been launched. After the opening ceremony, games will also start from April 5. This time Commonwealth games is organised at Australia’s Gold Coast. This year around 70 countries are participating in this and 275 medal events will be organized. In the meantime, let’s know what is the history of the Commonwealth and many interesting things related to it.
The Commonwealth Games were started by the UK and included those countries which were once part of the British colonial system. It can be said that those countries participate in the games, which Britain has ruled. It also includes the name of India.
The British officer, Reverend Ashley Cooper, gave the idea to the British government. He said that such a game would be held in countries where the government of the British government is in power. It is said that the purpose behind the creation of Commonwealth countries was to promote democracy, literacy, human rights, better governance, free trade and world peace.
The first Commonwealth Games were played in Canada in 1930 and since then it has been organized every 4 years. Let it be said that it was not held only between 1942 and 1946, because in the meantime World War II was going on.
Prior to this, in 1928, Canadian-born athlete Bobby Robinson was given the first Commonwealth Games responsibility. For the first Commonwealth, the Canadian city, Hamilton, had paid $ 30,000 for the travel expenses of the participating countries.
These games are organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. Its headquarters are in London. The Commonwealth Games starts with the Queens Battal Relay, which starts at Buckingham Palace and ends at an unoccupied venue.
Earlier it was named Commonwealth Games British Empire Games. These games are also known as British Empire Games, British Empire and Commonwealth Games and British Commonwealth Games.
Team Games were also included in the Commonwealth Games held in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
For the first time 50 overs of cricket, hockey (female, male) netball (female) and rugby (male) were included.
This Commonwealth Games are important for India. In 2010, India, winning 101 medals in its host, won 65 medals in 2014. In the medal table, he was out of the top four after 16 years.