England at the
Commonwealth Games
CGF codeENG
CGACommonwealth Games England
Websiteweareengland.org
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
716
Silver
717
Bronze
713
Total
2,146
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

England is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which English athletes and teams compete as England, organised by Commonwealth Games England; at Olympic, Paralympic and European Games England participates as part of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, (along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 10 of the 13 British Overseas Territories[1] and the three Crown Dependencies) through the British Olympic Association.

Games summary

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Commonwealth Games

  Host country (England)

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Canada 1930 Hamilton 25 23 13 61 1
England 1934 London 29 20 24 73 1
Australia 1938 Sydney 15 15 10 40 2
New Zealand 1950 Auckland 19 16 13 48 2
Canada 1954 Vancouver 23 24 20 67 1
Wales 1958 Cardiff 29 22 29 80 1
Australia 1962 Perth 29 22 27 78 2
Jamaica 1966 Kingston 33 24 23 80 1
Scotland 1970 Edinburgh 27 25 32 84 2
New Zealand 1974 Christchurch 28 31 21 80 2
Canada 1978 Edmonton 27 27 33 87 2
Australia 1982 Brisbane 38 38 32 108 2
Scotland 1986 Edinburgh 52 43 49 144 1
New Zealand 1990 Auckland 46 40 42 128 2
Canada 1994 Victoria 259 30 45 51 126 3
Malaysia 1998 Kuala Lumpur 348 36 47 52 135 2
England 2002 Manchester 444 54 51 60 165 2
Australia 2006 Melbourne 348 36 40 34 110 2
India 2010 New Delhi 364 37 60 45 142 3
Scotland 2014 Glasgow 416 58 59 57 174 1
Australia 2018 Gold Coast 394 45 45 46 136 2
England 2022 Birmingham Future event
Total 716 717 713 2146 2

After the 2018 Commonwealth Games, England was second in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 2146 medals (716 Gold, 717 Silver and 713 Bronze). Australia has been the highest scoring team for eleven games, England for eight and Canada for one.

Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Australia 1962 Perth 31 30 41 19 90 2
Jamaica 1966 Kingston 64 50 30 144 1
Scotland 1970 Edinburgh 48 32 23 103 1
New Zealand 1974 Dunedin 53 44 33 24 101 2
Total 186 156 96 438 1

Host nation

England has hosted the Games twice and is planning a third Games as host in 2022:

1934 British Empire Games – London, England
2002 Commonwealth Games – Manchester, England
2022 Commonwealth Games – Birmingham, England

Commonwealth Games England

Commonwealth Games England (CGE) is the organisation responsible for all matters relating to the Commonwealth Games in England. Membership of the Games Council consists of representatives of 26 sports in the Commonwealth Games programme from which the host city selects up to 17 sports for each Games. The officers are elected by the council and hold office for 4 years, their work will be supported by four salaried staff. The current president is Dame Kelly Holmes, who won her first international Gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, in Victoria, Canada.[3]

CGE is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation who have overall responsibility for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.

How it helps English competitors

Since 1994, the costs of the preparation of Team England have been supported with funding from Sport England, a public body that distributes public and lottery funds. This has enabled CGE to run extensive management, training and educational programmes, ensuring that competitors and officials alike are fully prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

Funds

The raising of funds for the team's participation in the Games themselves is the sole responsibility of CGE and is raised through sponsorship and fund-raising activities. Donations from commerce and industry as well as the general public towards the team's costs are always most gratefully received. Without this ongoing support Team England would not be able to participate in the Games.

Team symbols

Brand identity

Logo of Team England
Logo of Team England

In the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, CGE adopted a new logo and brand identity. The new logo features a single red English lion which represents strength, power and performance. The team strapline is "We are England".[4]

Flag and victory anthem

Team England uses the Cross of St George as its flag at the Commonwealth Games. This flag is common for all sporting teams that represent England as an entity distinct from the United Kingdom.

From 2010 onwards, Team England will use the hymn "Jerusalem" as the victory anthem. This replaces "Land of Hope and Glory" which was used at previous games. In April 2010, Commonwealth Games England conducted a poll of members of the public which would decide the anthem for the 2010 Games. The three options were "God Save The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory" with "Jerusalem" being the clear winner securing 52% of the vote.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Three overseas territories, Bermuda, Caymen Islands and British Virgin Islands, have their own Olympic Committee.
  2. ^ "England Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 26 April 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "We are Team England: England's Commonwealth Games Team".
  5. ^ Nation has chosen anthem for England's medallists: And did those feet in Ancient times walk upon England's mountains green..., Commonwealth Games England, 30 May 2010, archived from the original on 9 October 2010, retrieved 13 October 2010, Survey by YouGov of 1,896 entrants Results –
    1. Jerusalem: 52.5%
    2. Land of Hope and Glory: 32.5%
    3. God Save The Queen: 12%
  6. ^ "The Paralympian taking on able-bodied athletes", The Independent, 2 October 2010, retrieved 13 October 2010