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:
Isle of Man
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Papua New Guinea
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.
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:
Lawn Bowls: 10
Table Tennis: 10
Para sport: 6