The Commonwealth games known as the friendly games has a unique place in sporting history. It is an international multi sport event like the Olympics, but the athletes are from commonwealth countries.This includes countries like England, New zealand and the pacific island.
The first games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada. Eleven
countries sent four hundred athletes to take part in six sports and sixty nine events. Since then the games have been held every four years. However in 1942 in 1946 the games were cancelled because of the world war two.
The event has had many changes, even its names. from 1930 to 1950 the games were known as the british empire games. Later, from 1970 until 1974 they took the title of the british commonwealth games. Finally, at the 1970 games in Edmonton, Canada this multi sport event changes its name to the commonwealth games.