Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow 2014

The Commonwealth Games were called the British Empire Games when they were first held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada.

There were six sports at the first Games: aquatics; athletics; boxing; lawn bowls; rowing; and wrestling.

Today there are ten core sports – aquatics; athletics; badminton; boxing; hockey; lawn bowls; net-ball; rugby sevens; squash; and weightlifting, and the host nation can choose up to 7 other sports.

There will be 17 sports at Glasgow 2014 and there were 17 in Delhi when the last Games were held there in 2010.

There must be four para-sports at the Games too. There are between six and eight sports at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Today, there are 53 countries in the Commonwealth, but there are 70 countries and territories in the Commonwealth Games Federation which can participate in the Games.

View our competition winners >>>

Storlann Gaelic Sports App

Facts and interactive quizzes connected to the sports featured in the Commonwealth Games.

Button: Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store

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Resources being distributed to schools


Commonwealth Games Posters

2 x A2 Posters – one with the Commonwealth flags and another showing the 17 sports which will be at the Glasgow Games

Posters (PDF)  


Commonwealth Game Fact Cards and Questions

2 Card Sets – one about the sports at the Games and another about the Commonwealth countries.


Commonwealth Games Stickers

Stickers suitable for sport - such as A’ Chiad Àite, Tha mise math ann an sgioba, Bhuannaich sinne! ( First Place; I’m a good team player; We won!)

Stickers (PDF)  

CWG Baton
CWG Saltire
CWG fireworks Copyright Wikimedia Commons
CWG Sprint

Competition Winners

Spòrs <1000

  • Gold: Marsaili McNeil, Castlebay Primary School
  • Silver: Calum Garvin, Rockfield Primary School
  • Bronze: Iona MacDonald, Stornoway Primary School
  • Highly commended: Blair Mills, Meadowburn Primary School; Sarah Garvin, Rockfield Primary School; Kelly MacGillivary, Rockfield Primary School;

Spòrs <1000

  • Gold: Anna MacLean, Inverness Royal Academy
  • Silver: Millie Denehy, Castlebay High School
  • Bronze: Laura Mackay, Sgoil Lionacleit
  • Highly Commended: Megan O’Donnell, Inverness Royal Academy; Rhiannon Hopcroft, Inverness Royal Academy; Eilidh Douglas, Inverness Royal Academy; Maria Steele, Sgoil Lionacleit

Spòrs @60

  • Gold: Sgoil Lionacleit: Marc Lindsay, Kara Creighton, Georgia MacMillan, Kenny MacKillop, Uilleam Brass

Winning Stories


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Glaschu 2014


  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling


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