Commonwealth Games 2014: 12 Amazing Facts About Commonwealth Countries

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The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

Here is the list of amazing facts of 12 Commonwealth nations.


1. Australia –

The most successful nation in Commonwealth Games history. They have 803 golds and the only nation with over 2,000 medals.

 

2. Bahamas –

They will be represented by over 50 athletes, the most they have ever sent.

 

3. Canada –

They will be represented by 265 athletes and about 100 support staff making it the second largest team at the Games (behind England).


4. England –

A team of 416 athletes led by 2-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah. England won 142 medals in last Commonwealth Games including 37 gold medals.

 

5. Fiji –

Threatened to boycott the 2014 Commonwealth Games after they were told that their rugby sevens side could not take part.

 

6. Ghana –

One of the world's largest gold producers. The Ghanaians usually get a couple of medals in the athletics and boxing.

 

7. Jersey –

Has competed in every Commonwealth Games since 1958, winning only won gold in shooting.

 

8. Malaysia –

The capital city, Kuala Lumpur, hosted the first ever Commonwealth Games in Asia in 1998.

 

9. Rwanda –

The Queen's Baton Relay passed though Rwanda for the first time on its way to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

 

10. Saint Lucia –

Sending their biggest ever team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a total of 32 athletes. They have only won one Commonwealth medal, a bronze in 2002 at the pole vault.

 

11. Sierra Leone –

First competed in the 1958 British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Cardiff but they have yet to win a medal.

 

12. Tuvalu –

The country have only ever had ten athletes compete in the Commonwealth Games.   


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