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Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years, apart from the 1950 British Empire Games, which took place after a 12-year gap from the 3rd edition of the games. The Games are described as the third largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

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Shane Perkins - Biography - Commonwealth Games
... Perkins was reselected to represent Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in his hometown, Melbourne ... part of Australia's team sprint squad, becoming the youngest ever Australian cyclist to win a Commonwealth Games medal ... gold medal in the Men's individual sprint event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi ...
Commonwealth Games - Notable Competitors
... is the first competitor to have competed in seven Commonwealth Games, from 1974 to 2002 ... Also, Greg Yelavich, a sports shooter from New Zealand, has won 12 medals in seven games from 1986 to 2010 ...
Squash At The Commonwealth Games
... Squash is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition ... It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1998 ... in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games ...
Lauren Mitchell - Career - 2010
... At the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Mitchell won gold with the Australian team ... success in winning 4 gold medals is a record at the Commonwealth Games for a female gymnast which she holds jointly with Lori Strong of Canada who accomplished the ... was especially impressive in light of the fact that prior to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she had been out injured for almost a year with hand, ankle, and groin ...
Liam Killeen - Career
... titles both at the junior and Under-23 levels, he competed at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, where he took the bronze medal ... Competing in the Games themselves for the British team, he was held up by a crash early on in the race and ended up finishing in fifth place, outside of the medal spots ... returned to the English team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia ...

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