How many countries can participate in Commonwealth Games 2022?
Commonwealth Games is a numerous sports major tournament just like Olympics games and Asian games. In 1930, Commonwealth Games were once called the British Empire games as it was introduced by the Britishers. Melville Marks Robinson introduced the games as the British Empire Games which were first held in 1930, in Hamilton, Canada.
Only Nations and their territories that are part of the Commonwealth are eligible to participate in the major tournament.
In the first edition of the commonwealth games which was hosted in Hamilton, Only 11 countries and territories have taken part in the major event. The following nations were Canada (Host), Australia, Bermuda, British Guiana, England, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Ireland, Wales, and Newfoundland.
Commonwealth Games 2022: Full List of Indian Athletes Qualified for CWG 2022
Commonwealth Games is a non-compulsory group of 54 emperor countries. Although, Over the years nations’ members change over the years due to political issues, and also some nations backed out for political reasons.
In the year 1934 and 1938 Commonwealth games, the Britishers and Indians participated as one team. Do you know why? Because in 1958 Britisher first started ruling India and by the British rules, Indians were forced to participate under one team until 1947 when India becomes finally a free democratic nation.
Similarly, India and Pakistan participated as one team at the 1945 Commonwealth games, and Bangladesh started participating in 1978 after getting its independence from Pakistan in 1971.
The last edition of the Commonwealth Games saw a total of 71 teams/nations participate at Gold Coast, Australia 2018, and in the latest edition of Commonwealth Games 2022 a total of 72 teams/ nations will be taking part in Birmingham, UK. One added team will be the Maldives who missed the Commonwealth Games in 2016 and missed the Gold Coast in 2018.
Commonwealth Games 2022: Full List of countries participating in CWG 2022
Here’s the list of nations in CWG 2022:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Norfolk Island
- Northern Ireland
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- St Helena
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- The Gambia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands