The Commonwealth games
The Commonwealth games, often called the friendly games, has a unique in sporting history. It is an International multi-sport event like the olympics except athletes are from commonwealth countries. This Includes countries like England, New Zealand and the Pacific island.
The first games where held in 1930 in Hamilton,Canada. Eleven countries sent four hundred athletes to take part in six sports and fifty nine events. Since then the games has been held four years. However in 1942 and 1946 the games where canceled because of the second world war.
The event has had many changes, even its name. From 1930 to 1950 the games were known as the British empire games.
Later, from 1970 until 1974 they took the title of the british commonwealth games. Finally at the 1978, games in edmonton Canada this multi sport event changed its name to the commonwealth games.