Commonwealth Games Association

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A Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) is a national sports council of the Commonwealth Sports movement. Each association is responsible for organising, supporting and overseeing their national team for both the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.[1] The associations are subject to the rules of, and report to, the Commonwealth Games Federation.[2] As well as promoting sports nationally, an association can also place a bid for the Commonwealth Games for a potential host city.[3][4] While some nations have a stand-alone association dealing exclusively with the Commonwealth Games (particularly the Home Nations, the Crown Dependencies and most[5] of the British Overseas Territories, all of whom commpete at the Olympics as one Great Britain team but compete as separate teams at the Commonwealth Games), in many of the Commonwealth nations, the local National Olympic Committee performs the function of Commonwealth Games Association for that nation. In a few nations, such as Eswatini and Malawi, the local organisation carries both names in its normal title.

Member associations

As stated in the CGF Constitution, the current 72 member associations are grouped into the following regions:[6] Gabon and Togo are members of the Commonwealth but have not formed or maintained any associations with the Commonwealth Games Association.

Africa

Americas

Asia

Caribbean

Europe

Oceania

Former members

The following 10 have been members of the CGA in the past, before their nations withdrew from the Commonwealth or merged with other members.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Youth athletes forced to look long-term after Commonwealth Games postponement". 27 May 2020.
  2. ^ "The Commonwealth Games Federation | Commonwealth Games Federation".
  3. ^ "Hamilton pivots to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games following CGF encouragement". 26 May 2020.
  4. ^ "The Commonwealth Games Associations".
  5. ^ The British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands compete separately at the Olympic Games
  6. ^ Constitutional Documents of the Commonwealth Games Federation (PDF). CGF. May 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.

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