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Commonwealth Games 2018 Participants

This year’s Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It will be held from 4 April 2018 to 15 April 2018 and will consist of 275 events in 18 games.


70 members of the Commonwealth of Nations will be taking part in this edition. Earlier 71 countries were scheduled to take part but Maldives pulled out of the games amidst internal political tensions. However, later on, the Gambia are set to make their return to the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018, which makes them the 71st participants.


The following countries will be a part of this year’s Commonwealth Game:


Africa

Botswana

Cameroon

Gambia

Ghana

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Rwanda

Saint Helena

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Asia:

Bangladesh

Brunei

Cyprus

India

Malaysia

Pakistan

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Europe:

England

Gibraltar

Guernsey

Isle of Man

Jersey

Malta

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

North America:

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Canada

Cayman Islands

Dominica

Grenada

Jamaica

Monsterrat

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

South America:

Falkland Islands

Guyana

Oceania:

Australia

Cook Islands

Fiji

Kiribati

Nauru

New Zealand

Niue

Norfolk Island

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanautu


The same number of countries took part in the last edition of the Commonwealth Games with England coming first in the medals table. It will be interesting to see whether England can repeat the feat down under or Australia will capitalise on the home advantage. Although it is not clear how many athletes will be participating in this year’s CWG, few countries have sent their final contingent count.


These are:


India: 225 Athletes

Northern Ireland: 88 Athletes

Cameroon: 67 Athletes

Guernsey: 33 Athletes

Jersey: 32 Athletes

Isle of Man: 32 Athletes


Last time around, the biggest contingent was sent by Australia (417 participants) while the smallest was sent by Brunei (1 participant). 


Some events will be organised outside Gold Coast as well. These are:


Basketball preliminaries being organized at the Cairns Convention Centre and Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Track Cycling at the Anna Meares Velodrome

Shooting at Belmont, Queensland

After a successful outing at Glasgow last time which fetched India 64 medals, India will be sending its biggest ever contingent in the Commonwealth Games. This will include:


Acquatics: 3

Athletics: 37

Badminton: 9

Basketball: 24

Boxing: 12

Cycling: 9

Gymnastics: 7

Hockey: 36

Lawn Bowls: 10

Shooting: 27

Squash: 7

Table Tennis: 10

Weightlifting: 16

Wrestling: 12

Para sport: 6


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