List of participating nations at the Commonwealth Games

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This is a list of nations that have participated in the Commonwealth Games between 1930 and 2018. Participation in the Games is limited to member states of the Commonwealth of Nations and their territories.[1] Although there are 56 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, 72 teams currently participate in the Commonwealth Games as a number of dependent territories compete under their own flags.[2] The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) also send separate teams.

Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. The only Commonwealth members to have never taken part are Gabon and Togo, both of which joined the organisation in June 2022.

List of nations

This list includes all 72 current CGAs as well as a number of obsolete CGAs, arranged alphabetically. The three-letter country code is also listed for each CGA. Several nations have changed during the Games' history; name changes are explained by footnotes after the nation's name, and other notes are explained by footnotes linked within the table.

Table legend

30   In the table headings, indicates the Games year
Participated in the specified Games
H Host nation for the specified Games
[a] Additional explanatory comments at the linked footnote
  Nation not a member, or territory of a member, of the Commonwealth of Nations during these years
  CGA superseded or preceded by other CGA(s) during these years
- Nation did not participate due to suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations

Alphabetical list

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T U V W Z Total
A Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Anguilla ANG Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla 7
 Antigua and Barbuda ANT 11
 Australia AUS H H H H H H 22
B Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Bahamas BAH 16
 Bangladesh BAN India Pakistan 10
 Barbados BAR 17
 Belize[BIZ] BIZ 11
 Bermuda BER [b] 19
 Botswana BOT 12
 British Virgin Islands IVB 9
 Brunei BRU 9
C Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Cameroon CMR 7
 Canada CAN H H H H 22
 Newfoundland NEW 2
 Cayman Islands CAY Jamaica 12
 Cook Islands COK 12
 Cyprus CYP 11
D Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Dominica DMA 11
E Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 England ENG H H H 22
Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini[SWZ] SWZ 14
F Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Falkland Islands FLK 11
 Fiji FIJ - 17
G Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 The Gambia GAM 12
 Ghana[GHA] GHA 17
 Gibraltar GIB 17
 Grenada GRN 11
 Guernsey GGY 14
 Guyana[GUY] GUY 19
H Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Hong Kong HKG 11
I Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 India IND H 18
 Irish Free State IFS IRE [a] 1
 Isle of Man IOM 17
J Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Jamaica JAM H 18
 Jersey JEY 17
K Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Kenya KEN 17
 Kiribati KIR 7
L Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Lesotho LES 12
M Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Malawi MAW FRN 14
 Malaysia MAS BNB, MAL, SAR H 14
 British North Borneo BNB 2
Flag of Malaya.svg Malaya MAL 3
 Sarawak SAR 2
 Maldives MDV 9
 Malta MLT 14
 Mauritius MRI 16
 Montserrat MSR 8
 Mozambique MOZ 7
N Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Namibia NAM 8
 Nauru NRU 9
 New Zealand NZL H H H 22
 Nigeria NGR - 15
 Niue NIU 6
 Norfolk Island NFK 10
 Northern Ireland NIR IRE [a] 20
 Ireland IRE [a] 1
P Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Pakistan PAK India 14
 Papua New Guinea[PNG] PNG 15
R Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Rwanda RWA 4
S Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Saint Helena SHN 8
 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla 9
 Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla SCN 1
 Saint Lucia LCA 11
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVG 13
 Samoa[SAM] SAM 13
 Scotland SCO H H H 22
 Seychelles SEY 9
 Sierra Leone SLE 13
 Singapore SGP 17
 Solomon Islands SOL 10
 South Africa RSA 14
 Federation of South Arabia FSA Aden 1
 Aden ADN 1
 Sri Lanka[SRI] SRI 17
T Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Tanzania TAN Tanganyika 14
 Tanganyika TAG 1
 Tonga TGA 11
 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 19
 Turks and Caicos Islands TCA Jamaica 8
 Tuvalu TUV 7
U Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Uganda UGA 16
V Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Vanuatu VAN 11
W Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Wales WAL H 22
Z Code 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 Total
 Zambia[ZAM] ZAM FRN 15
 Zimbabwe[ZIM] ZIM FRN 10
 Rhodesia and Nyasaland FRN 1
Total 11 17 15 12 24 35 35 34 42 38 46 46 27 55 63 70 72 71 71 71 71 72

Notes

Name change notes

^ BIZ: Belize participated under its former name of British Honduras (HBR) in 1962 and 1966.
^ GHA: Ghana participated under its former name of Gold Coast (GCO) in 1954.
^ GUY: Guyana participated under its former name of British Guiana (BGU) between 1930 and 1962.
^ PNG: Papua New Guinea participated under its former name of Papua and New Guinea (PNG) between 1962 and 1970.
^ SAM: Samoa participated under its former name of Western Samoa (SAM) between 1974 and 1994.
^ SRI: Sri Lanka participated under its former name of Ceylon (CEY) between 1938 and 1970.
^ SWZ: Eswatini participated under its former name of Swaziland (SWZ) between 1970 and 2018.
^ ZAM: Zambia participated under its former name of Northern Rhodesia (NRH) in 1954 and 1958.
^ ZIM: Zimbabwe participated under its former name of Southern Rhodesia (SRH) between 1934 and 1958.

Participation notes

  1. ^ The affiliation of Irish athletes at the 1934 Games is disputed and contemporary sources on the matter are contradictory,[3] see Ireland at the British Empire Games.
  2. ^ Bermuda took part in the 1986 Games' opening ceremony and in the opening day of competition before the Bermuda Olympic Association decided to formally withdraw, joining wider boycotts.[4]

See Also

References

  1. ^ "The Commonwealth Games". commonwealthofnations.org. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Teams & Countries". thecgf.com. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  3. ^ Liston and Maguire 2016, p.329
  4. ^ Fraser, Graham (25 April 2014). "Glasgow 2014: The Bermuda boycott of 1986 that still hurts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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