List of CGF country codes

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Commonwealth Games. Each code identifies a Commonwealth Games Association.

Several of the CGF codes are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes. Other sporting organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee or FIFA, use similar country codes to refer to their respective teams.

Current CGAsEdit

There are 120 current CGAs that participate at the Commonwealth Games. The following tables show the currently used code for each CGA and any different codes used in past Games. Some of the past code usage is further explained in the following sections.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T U V Z

AEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
AIA   Anguilla ANG (1998-2010)
ANT   Antigua and Barbuda
AUS   Australia

BEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
BAH   Bahamas
BAN   Bangladesh
BAR   Barbados
BER   Bermuda
BIZ   Belize HBR (1962–1966)
BOT   Botswana
BRU   Brunei

CEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
CAN   Canada
CAY   Cayman Islands
CMR   Cameroon
COK   Cook Islands
CYP   Cyprus

DEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
DMA   Dominica

EEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
ENG   England GB

FEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
FLK   Falkland Islands FAI (1982-2010)
FIJ   Fiji1

GEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
GAM   The Gambia
GGY   Guernsey GUE (1970-2010)
GHA   Ghana GCO (1954)
GIB   Gibraltar
GRN   Grenada
GUY   Guyana BGU (1930–1962)

IEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
IND   India
IOM   Isle of Man
IVB   British Virgin Islands

JEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
JAM   Jamaica
JEY   Jersey JER (1958-2010)

KEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
KEN   Kenya
KIR   Kiribati KRI (2002)

LEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
LCA   Saint Lucia
LES   Lesotho

MEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
MAS   Malaysia MAL (1950–1962)
MAW   Malawi
MLT   Malta
MOZ   Mozambique
MRI   Mauritius
MSR   Montserrat MNT (1994-2010)

NEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
NAM   Namibia
NFK   Norfolk Island NFI (1986-2010)
NGR   Nigeria
NIR   Northern Ireland
NIU   Niue
NRU   Nauru
NZL   New Zealand

PEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
PAK   Pakistan
PNG   Papua New Guinea

REdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
RSA   South Africa SAF (1930–1958)
RWA   Rwanda

SEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
SAM   Samoa
SCO   Scotland
SEY   Seychelles
SHN   Saint Helena SHE (2006)
SGP   Singapore SIN
SKN   Saint Kitts and Nevis SCN (1978)
SLE   Sierra Leone
SOL   Solomon Islands
SRI   Sri Lanka CEY (1938–1970)
SVG   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SWZ   Swaziland

TEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
TAN   Tanzania
TCA   Turks and Caicos Islands TCI (1978-2010)
TGA   Tonga TON (1974-2010)
TTO   Trinidad and Tobago TRI (1934-2010)
TUV   Tuvalu

UEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
UGA   Uganda

VEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
VAN   Vanuatu

WEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
WAL   Wales

ZEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
ZAM   Zambia NRH (1954)

Historic CGAs and teamsEdit

Codes still in useEdit

Code Nation/Team Other codes used
FSA   Federation of South Arabia2
HKG   Hong Kong3
IFS   Irish Free State4
IRE   Ireland
MDV   Maldives
ZIM   Zimbabwe5 SRH (1934–1958)

Obsolete codesEdit

Code Nation (CGA) Years Notes
ADN   Aden 1962 Competed independently prior to the formation   Federation of South Arabia (FSA)
BGU   British Guiana 1930–1962 Now   Guyana (GUY)
CEY   Ceylon 1938–1970 Now   Sri Lanka (SRI)
FRN   Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1962 Now   Malawi (MAW),   Zambia (ZAM) and   Zimbabwe (ZIM)
GCO   Gold Coast 1954 Now   Ghana (GHA)
HBR   British Honduras 1962–1966 Now   Belize (BIZ)
MAL   Malaya 1950–1962 Competed independently prior to the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
Now   Malaysia (MAS)
BNB   British North Borneo 1958–1962
SAR   Sarawak 1958–1962
NEW   Newfoundland 1930–1934 Competed independently prior becoming a province of   Canada (CAN)
NRH   Northern Rhodesia 1954 Now   Zambia (ZAM)
SAF   South Africa 1930–1958 Now   South Africa (RSA)
SCN   Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla 1978 Now   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and   Anguilla (AIA)
SRH   Southern Rhodesia 1934–1958 Now   Zimbabwe (ZIM)
TAG   Tanganyika 1962 Competed independently prior to the formation of Tanzania in 1964.
Now   Tanzania (TAN)

NotesEdit

^1 Suspended from the Commonwealth on 8 December 2006 over the 2006 Fijian coup d'état.[1][2] Reinstated March 2014.[3]
^2 Left the Commonwealth on 30 November 1967 when it formed part of South Yemen.
^3 Left the Commonwealth on 1 July 1997 when China resumed sovereignty.
^4 Withdrew from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949 with passing the Republic of Ireland Act.[4]
^5 Suspended from the Commonwealth on 19 March 2002.[5] Withdrew voluntarily on 7 December 2003.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ingram, Derek; Soal, Judith (February 2007). "Commonwealth Update". The Round Table. 96 (388): 2–28. doi:10.1080/00358530701189734.
  2. ^ "Fiji suspended from the Commonwealth". thecommonwealth.org. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Fiji reinstated to the Commonwealth".
  4. ^ "History of the Commonwealth". Commonwealth of Nations. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  5. ^ Ingram, Derek (April 2002). "Commonwealth Update". The Round Table. 91 (364): 131–59. doi:10.1080/00358530220144148.
  6. ^ "Editorial: CHOGM 2003, Abuja, Nigeria". The Round Table. 93 (373): 3–6. January 2004. doi:10.1080/0035853042000188139.