Essay on Commonwealth Games in India


The Commonwealth Games started 88 years ago. The game was held for the first time in the entire world in 1930 in the Canadian city of Hamilton. This game takes place every 4 years.

These games have been renamed 4 times since these games started. When this game first started in the year 1930, the name of this game was the ‘British Empire Game’. The name lasted for the year 1950.

After this, the names of these games were changed to the ‘British Empire and Commonwealth Games’. These games, named British Empire and Commonwealth, were held for 195 years from 1954 to 1966.

Permanent Name

The Games, which were held in 1970, were then renamed as ‘British Commonwealth Games’. After this name, sports were held twice from 1960 to 1978.

After that, in the year 1978, Khelo was renamed again as ‘Commonwealth Games’. Due to the process of changing the name of these sports, no country participated in them.

But after the name of ‘Commonwealth Games’ forever, the number of countries participating in this game increased surprisingly.

21st Edition

This time it is the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games being held in Australia’s Gold Coast. Talking of India in these Commonwealth Games, India has participated in 16 of the 20 editions held so far and has won a total of 438 medals in these 88 years so far. Among these medals are 155 gold, 155 silver, while 128 bronze medals have been named.

The great Year 2010 of India

India did not participate in these games in 1930, 1950, 1962 & 1986, while twice in 1938 (Sydney) and 1954 (Vancouver) they had to return home without winning a medal. The most spectacular year for India at the Commonwealth Games was 2010 when India held these games and playing in their home country, they finished second in the medal table with 101 medals. Australia topped it with 180 medals.

India won 39 gold, 26 silver & 36 bronze medals in the year 2010. After this, Bhatar finished 5th in the 2014 Games held in Glasgow. It won a total of 64 medals here. This time 15 gold, 30 silver & 19 brand medals came in his bag. This time India is expected to perform once again.