What are Commonwealth Games?
Commonwealth Games are often referred to as the Friendly Games which was started as a multi-sport event among the Commonwealth Countries. Participants from various Commonwealth Countries participate in various sporting events since 1930 and promote the sportsmen’s spirit. In the commonwealth games 2022, more than 4600 sports people have participated from 72 nations across the globe.
Commonwealth Games Location
The Commonwealth Games Location for 2022 in Birmingham, England. The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be conducted in 15 venues spread across the West Midland Region in Birmingham. 7 among the 15 venues including the marathon route and athletics stadiums as the Commonwealth Games Location is located in Birmingham City. In the following table, check out the list of venues and their Commonwealth Games Location in detail.
|Birmingham||Alexander Stadium (renovated)||Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Athletics|
|Arena Birmingham (existing)||Gymnastics|
|Edgbaston Cricket Ground (existing)||Cricket|
|Smithfield Market (purpose-built temporary stadia)||3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball, Beach Volleyball|
|Sutton Park (existing)||Triathlon|
|University of Birmingham Squash Centre (existing)||Hockey, Squash|
|Victoria Square (existing)||Marathon (finish)|
|West Midlands Region||Cannock Chase, Staffordshire (existing)||Cycling (Mountain Bike, Road, Time Trial)|
|Coventry Arena (existing)||Rugby Sevens, Judo, Wrestling|
|Victoria Park Bowling Greens, Leamington Spa (existing)||Lawn Bowls|
|Sandwell Aquatics Centre (purpose-built)||Aquatics|
|National Exhibition Centre, Solihull (existing)||Hall 1 – Weightlifting, Para Powerlifting
Hall 3 – Table Tennis, Para Table Tennis
Hall 4 – Boxing
Hall 5 – Badminton
Arena – Netball
|St Nicholas’ Park, Warwick (existing)||Cycling (Road Race)|
|West Park, Wolverhampton (existing)||Cycling (Time Trials)|
|Greater London||Lee Valley VeloPark, London (existing)||Cycling (Track)|
Commonwealth Games Participants
More than 4600 Commonwealth Games Participants are participating from across 72 nations in the Commonwealth Games 2022. Here is the list of Commonwealth Games Participant Countries. Check out the table below for a detailed list and number of participants from each participating country.
|Commonwealth Games Participant Countries 2022|
|Anguilla (13)||Grenada (14)||Pakistan (73)|
|Antigua and Barbuda (13)||Guernsey (28)||Papua New Guinea (34)|
|Australia (427)||Guyana (32)||Rwanda (16)|
|Bahamas (28)||India (210)||Saint Helena (11)|
|Bangladesh (30)||Isle of Man (34)||Saint Kitts and Nevis (6)|
|Barbados (65)||Jamaica (120)||Saint Lucia (13)|
|Belize (13)||Jersey (28)||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (21)|
|Bermuda (17)||Kenya (123)||Samoa (38)|
|Botswana (36)||Kiribati (6)||Scotland (254)|
|British Virgin Islands (19)||Lesotho (21)||Seychelles (27)|
|Brunei (7)||Malawi (22)||Sierra Leone (27)|
|Cameroon (36)||Malaysia (103)||Singapore (67)|
|Canada (268)||Maldives (24)||Solomon Islands (19)|
|Canada (268)||Malta (29)||South Africa (228)|
|Cayman Islands (21)||Mauritius (62)||Sri Lanka (110)|
|Cook Islands (18)||Montserrat (5)||Tanzania (17)[|
|Cyprus (53)||Mozambique (14)||Tonga (28)|
|Dominica (11)||Namibia (33)||Trinidad and Tobago (72)|
|England (437) (Host)||Nauru (16)||Turks and Caicos Islands (11)|
|Eswatini (12)||New Zealand (233)||Tuvalu (6)|
|Falkland Islands (16)||Nigeria (94)||Uganda (77)[|
|Fiji (64)||Niue (15)||Vanuatu (17)|
|The Gambia (16)||Norfolk Island (10)||Wales (201)|
|Ghana (101)||Northern Ireland (97)||Zambia (41)|
CWG Opening Dates
The CWG Opening Dates 2022 was 28th July 2022. The opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022 was held at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. The grand opening ceremony was attended by Prince Charles as the Chief Guest, while the Queen’s Baton reached Alexander Stadium on 27th July 2022 as scheduled. The British screenwriter Steven Knight created the entire opening ceremony which was approximately 2 hours and 30 Minutes long. The Indian Contingent was led by the Badminton Play P. V. Sindhu and Indian Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh.
Commonwealth Games Closing Dates
The Commonwealth Games Closing Dates is 8th August 2022. The Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022 is expected to be as grand and spectacular as the opening ceremony. Many great performances and appearances are expected to take place on the Commonwealth Games Closing Dates.
List of all Commonwealth Games Events & Sports
Here is a list of Commonwealth Games Events & Sports in a tabular format. The Commonwealth Games Participants will have to participate in the following events and compete with each other. The winning Commonwealth Games Participants will get Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals as per the position they secure in individual sporting events as 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
Sporting Events of Commonwealth Games 2022
|3*3 Basketball||Cycling- Mountain Bike|
|3*3 Wheelchair Basketball||Cycling- Road|
|Aquatics- Diving||Cycling- Track & Para Track|
|Aquatics- Swimming & Para Swimming||Gymnastics- Artistic|
|Athletics and Para Athletics||Gymnastics- Rhythmic|
|Boxing||Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls|
|Para Powerlifting||Rugby Sevens|
|Squash||Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis|
|Triathlon & Para Triathlon||Weightlifting|
Commonwealth Games 2022: FAQs
Q: How many countries participate in Commonwealth Games 2022?
A: There is a total of 72 nations participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Q: Why China is not part of the Commonwealth Games?
A: As China was never a part of the British Colonisation thus it is not a Commonwealth of Nations.
Q: What is the main purpose of the Commonwealth Games?
A: The main objective of the Games is to uplift the spirit of the athletes and inspire younger generations to participate and compete with the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. The core values of the Commonwealth Games are humanity, equality and destiny which accentuates the bonding and unity among the Commonwealth Family through a glorious and magnificent festival of sports.