Scotland at the Commonwealth Games(Redirected from Commonwealth Games Scotland)
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The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which Scottish athletes and teams compete as Scotland; otherwise Scotland participates in multi-sport events as part of a Great Britain team.
Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth medallist is shooter Alister Allan, with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from 1974 to 1994. Other successful medallists include athlete Allan Wells (a total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze in two Games - 1978 & 1982) and Peter Heatly (diving Gold’s in three successive Games & 1 Silver & 1 Bronze - 1950, 1954 & 1958). Lawn bowler Willie Wood is the first competitor to have competed in seven Commonwealth Games, from 1974 to 2002, missing 1986 because of a dispute over amateurism.
Overall Medal TallyEdit
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Commonwealth Games council and member governing bodiesEdit
The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland (CGCS) is the national sporting organisation responsible for entering a Scottish team in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. It is also responsible for organising bids for hosting the Commonwealth Games. The CGCS headquarters is at the Gannochy Sports Centre, on the campus of the University of Stirling.
Membership of the CGCS consists of representatives of the governing bodies of the 26 sports in the Commonwealth Games programme from which the host city selects up to 17 sports for each Commonwealth Games:
- Aquatics: Scottish Swimming
- Archery: Scottish Archery Association
- Athletics: Scottish Athletics
- Badminton: Badminton Scotland
- Basketball: Basketball Scotland
- Boxing: Amateur Boxing Scotland
- Canoeing: Scottish Canoe Association
- Cricket: Cricket Scotland
- Cycling: Scottish Cycling
- Fencing: Scottish fencing
- Field hockey: Scottish Hockey Union
- Gymnastics: Scottish Gymnastics
- Judo: Judo Scotland
- Lawn bowling (men's): Scottish Bowling Association
- Lawn bowling (women's): Scottish Women's Bowling Association
- Netball: Netball Scotland
- Rowing: Scottish Amateur Rowing Association
- Rugby union: Scottish Rugby Union
- Shooting: Scottish Target Shooting Federation
- Squash: Scottish Squash
- Tennis: Tennis Scotland
- Table Tennis: Table Tennis Scotland
- Tenpin bowling: Scottish Tenpin Bowling Association
- Triathlon: Scottish Triathlon Association
- Weightlifting: Scottish Amateur Weightlifters Association
- Wrestling: Scottish Wrestling Association
- Disabled sport: Scottish disability sport
Flag and victory anthemEdit
From 2010 onwards, Scotland will use "Flower of Scotland" as the victory anthem. This replaces "Scotland the Brave" which was used at previous between 1958 and 2006. Prior to 1958, "Scots Wha Hae" was used. The new anthem was chosen in January 2010 by athletes that had been selected to participate in the 2010 games. The shortlist of anthems also included "Scotland the Brave", "Loch Lomond" and "Highland Cathedral".
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