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England at the Commonwealth Games

England is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

England at the
Commonwealth Games
Flag of England.svg
CGF codeENG
CGACommonwealth Games England
Websiteweareengland.org
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
716
Silver
717
Bronze
713
Total
2,146
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which English athletes and teams compete as England; generally England participates as part of the United Kingdom, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Games summaryEdit

[1]

  Host country (England)

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1930 Hamilton - 25 23 13 61 1
  1934 London - 29 20 24 73 1
  1938 Sydney - 15 15 10 40 2
  1950 Auckland - 19 16 13 48 2
  1954 Vancouver - 23 24 20 67 1
  1958 Cardiff - 29 22 29 80 1
  1962 Perth - 29 22 27 78 2
  1966 Kingston - 33 24 23 80 1
  1970 Edinburgh - 27 25 32 84 2
  1974 Christchurch - 28 31 21 80 2
  1978 Edmonton - 27 27 33 87 2
  1982 Brisbane - 38 38 32 108 2
  1986 Edinburgh - 52 43 49 144 1
  1990 Auckland - 46 40 42 128 2
  1994 Victoria 259 30 45 51 126 3
  1998 Kuala Lumpur 348 36 47 52 135 2
  2002 Manchester 444 54 51 60 165 2
  2006 Melbourne 348 36 40 34 110 2
  2010 New Delhi 364 37 60 45 142 3
  2014 Glasgow 416 58 59 57 174 1
  2018 Gold Coast 394 45 45 46 136 2
  2022 Birmingham Future event
Total 716 717 713 2146 2


After the 2018 Commonwealth Games, England was second in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 2010 medals (716 Gold, 717 Silver and 713 Bronze). Australia has been the highest scoring team for eleven games, England for eight and Canada for one.

Host nationEdit

England has hosted the Games twice and is planning a third Games as host in 2022:

1934 British Empire Games - London, England
2002 Commonwealth Games - Manchester, England
2022 Commonwealth Games - Birmingham, England

Commonwealth Games EnglandEdit

Commonwealth Games England (CGE) is the organisation responsible for all matters relating to the Commonwealth Games in England. Membership of the Games Council consists of representatives of 26 sports in the Commonwealth Games programme from which the host city selects up to 17 sports for each Games. The officers are elected by the council and hold office for 4 years, their work will be supported by four salaried staff. The current president is Dame Kelly Holmes, who won her first international Gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, in Victoria, Canada.[2]

CGE is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation who have overall responsibility for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.

How it helps English competitorsEdit

Since 1994, the costs of the preparation of Team England have been supported with funding from Sport England, a public body that distributes public and lottery funds. This has enabled CGE to run extensive management, training and educational programmes, ensuring that competitors and officials alike are fully prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

FundsEdit

The raising of funds for the team's participation in the Games themselves is the sole responsibility of CGE and is raised through sponsorship and fund-raising activities. Donations from commerce and industry as well as the general public towards the team's costs are always most gratefully received. Without this ongoing support Team England would not be able to participate in the Games.

Team symbolsEdit

Brand identityEdit

 
Logo of Team England

In the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, CGE adopted a new logo and brand identity. The new logo features a single red English lion which represents strength, power and performance. The team strapline is "We are England".[3]

Flag and victory anthemEdit

Team England uses the Cross of St George as its flag at the Commonwealth Games. This flag is common for all sporting teams that represent England as an entity distinct from the United Kingdom.

From 2010 onwards, Team England will use the hymn "Jerusalem" as the victory anthem. This replaces "Land of Hope and Glory" which was used at previous games. In April 2010, Commonwealth Games England conducted a poll of members of the public which would decide the anthem for the 2010 Games. The three options were "God Save The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory" with "Jerusalem" being the clear winner securing 52% of the vote.[4][5]

England at the Commonwealth GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.cgce.co.uk/news.html#daystogo
  3. ^ http://www.weareengland.org/core/core_picker/download.asp?id=243&filetitle=WE+ARE+ENGLAND+BRAND+IDENTITY
  4. ^ Nation has chosen anthem for England's medallists: And did those feet in Ancient times walk upon England’s mountains green..., Commonwealth Games England, 30 May 2010, archived from the original on 2010-10-09, retrieved 13 Oct 2010, Survey by YouGov of 1,896 entrants Results –
    1. Jerusalem: 52.5%
    2. Land of Hope and Glory: 32.5%
    3. God Save The Queen: 12%
  5. ^ "The Paralympian taking on able-bodied athletes", The Independent, 2 Oct 2010, retrieved 13 Oct 2010

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