Monday, August 4, 2014

Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are refered to be the ‘friendly’ games. The commonwealth games are a sporting event which include many sports such as sprinting, rugby, high jump and many other events. There are 21 sports and 272 events in the commonwealth games this year. There are 51 countries in the commonwealth games, however 73 teams compete in the commonwealth games.

The first Commonwealth Games were held in Hamilton Canada in 1930. In 1942 and 1946 the commonwealth Games were delayed due to the second world war. From 1930 to 1950 the commonwealth games were known as the British Empire Games. The Commonwealth Games are held every four years in a different Country. The way they have the commonwealth games in   there Country is by bidding on the commonwealth games to host it. New Zealand has held the commonwealth games twice.

The athletes in the teams are the best of the best in their country. My favorite sport in the commonwealth games would have to be shooting. The thing I like about shooting is the men’s small-bore rifle 3 position 50m. My favorite male is Warren Potent from Australia and my favorite female is Natalie Rooney from New Zealand.

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