Friday, 1 August 2014

Commonwealth Games Dictogloss

Commonwealth Games often called the friendly games has a unique place in sporting  history.It is an international event like the olympics except for the common wealth countries.This includes countries like England,New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The first games were held in 1930 in Hamilton Canada.Eleven countries sent four hundred athletes to take part in six sports and fifty nine events.Since then they have been held every four  years.However in 1942 and 1946 the games were cancelled because of the second world war.

The event had many changes,even its name.From 1930 to 1950 the games were known as the British empire games.Later, from 1970 until 1974 they took the title of British Commonwealth games.Finally,at the 1978 games in Edmonton Canada, this multi- sport event changed its name to the commonwealth games.

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