Wales at the Commonwealth Games

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Wales is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since 1930, the others being Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is the only major sporting event where Wales takes part as a separate entity, apart from the Six Nations Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup and international association football competitions, as in other events, such as the Olympic Games, they compete under the banner of the United Kingdom.

Wales at the
Commonwealth Games
Flag of Wales 2.svg
CGF codeWAL
CGACommonwealth Games Wales
Websiteteamwales.cymru/en/
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
67
Silver
98
Bronze
141
Total
306
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Commonwealth Games Wales (Welsh: Gemau'r Gymanwlad Cymru) (formerly the 'Commonwealth Games Council for Wales'), manages the team's entry to the games and supports Welsh athletes in their participation.

Wales has hosted one Commonwealth Games to date, the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.[1]

Overall medals tallyEdit

After the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Wales was tenth in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 270 medals (57 gold, 86 silver and 127 bronze).

The most gold medals that Wales have won in a Commonwealth Games is 10, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. The largest medal haul was at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, at which Wales won 36 medals including five gold. Both records were equalled at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
2018 Gold Coast10121436
1990 Auckland1031225
2002 Manchester6131231
1986 Edinburgh651223
2014 Glasgow5112036
1994 Victoria58619
1982 Brisbane4419
2010 Delhi361019
2006 Melbourne351119
1998 Kuala Lumpur34815
1966 Kingston3227
1970 Edinburgh26412
1978 Edmonton2158
1938 Sydney2103
1974 Christchurch15410
1958 Cardiff13711
1954 Vancouver1157
1934 London0336
1962 Perth0246
1930 Hamilton0213
1950 Auckland0101
Totals (21 sports)6798141306

Flag and victory anthemEdit

Team Wales uses the Welsh national flag, Y Ddraig Goch, at the Commonwealth Games. This flag is common for all sporting teams that represent Wales as an entity distinct from the United Kingdom.

The Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ("Land of My Fathers") is used as the Welsh victory anthem at the Commonwealth games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wales". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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