How Many Countries Participate in Commonwealth Games 2022: The multisport competition Commonwealth Games which was first inaugurated in 1930 as the British Empire Games, constituted different nations and territories participating in this important sporting venture. However over the years, due to global political implications, there have been a lot of changes in the countries participating in the event.
India after getting independence in 1947, the neighboring nation Pakistan participated in the 1954 CWG. Also Bangladesh after getting independence from Pakistan in 1971 appeared for the first time in 1978.
The first inaugural Common Wealth Games of the 1930 hamilton event was hosted by 11 countries and territories mainly hosted by Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, British Guiana, Newfoundland, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Wales, and South Africa.
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, England, and Wales are the only three nations that have participated in all of the 21 commonwealth Games.
List of countries and territories participated in commonwealth games 2022
The upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Birmingham, UK from 28th July to 8th August 2022. This time it will be a great sporting event where athletes from 72 countries and territories will compete against each other.
At the previous 2018 Australian Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, a total of 71 different countries participated, where some of the dependent territories of these countries also competed under their flag. Anguilla is one such team that comes under the self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Maldives is one of the Asian countries that missed the 2016 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and is now expected to make an appearance at the 2022 Birmingham CWG event. Thus it will be one of the biggest sports programs to watch out for in the coming days.
Here is the list of 72 countries and territories participate in commonwealth games 2022 :