Barbados Olympic Association Inc.

About XX Commonwealth Games 2014

Fast Facts

Host Nation

Scotland

Year

2014

Duration

Jul 24 - Aug 3 , 2014

Events

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Athletes

29

Sports

Athletics
Badminton
Boxing
Equestrian - Jumping
Golf
Shooting
Swimming
Lawn Tennis
Triathlon
Weightlifting

Game Summary

The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games) were first held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada with 400 athletes from eleven (11) participating countries for six sports and 59 events.

The games are held every four (4) years.  In 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as the British Empire Games and from 1954 until 1966 were rebranded to the British Empire & Commonwealth Games.  Today, they are known as simply the Commonwealth Games or the “Friendly Games”. Glasgow (Scotland) was awarded the right to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Since inception, the amount of participating countries has increased from 11 to 71 countries.

Barbados participated in thirteen (13) sports during 2014 Glasgow:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton (4)
  • Cycling Road (3)
  • Cycling Track (4)
  • Judo (3)
  • Netball (12)
  • Rugby Sevens (12)
  • Shooting (4)
  • Swimming (3)
  • Table Tennis (6)
  • Triathlon (2)
  • Weight Lifting (2)

Medals

1 Bronze Medal

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