COMMONWEALTH GAMES in 2018
From 4-15 April, history will be made on the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.
The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.
Beach Volleyball, Para Triathlon and Women’s Rugby Sevens will make their Commonwealth Games debuts and for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events will be contested.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) was established in January 2012. Working with Government and our Games Delivery Partners, GOLDOC’s role is to plan, organise and deliver a great Games in 2018.
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”. Since inception, the amount of participating countries has increased from 11 to 72 countries.
Barbados participated in thirteen (13) sports during 2014 Glasgow:
- 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)
1 Bronze Medal
Commonwealth Games (per sport)
Athletes by Sport
Medals received by country. Barbados listing as #20 by Sport
Upcoming Commonwealth Games In 2018
In 2018 the Commonwealth Games will be held in Queensland Gold Coast City, Australia. From 4th – 15th April, 2018 athletes will be competing at the Gold Coast’s Carrara Stadium. Different sports will be held at various locations around the Carrara Stadium.