List of “CGF”Approved Games & Sports Conducted in ‘Commonwealth Games’

In the ‘Commonwealth Games’,  various events of ‘Games and Sports’,   with 3 multi-disciplines of:

  1. Core Sports,
  2. Optional Sports &
  3. Recognized Sports’ and

many events in ‘Para-Sports’, approved by the ‘Commonwealth Games Federation’ and some ‘Team-Sports’ for choosing by the ‘Host Nations’ for adding in the event, have been  conducted.

List of Games & Sports Approved by the ‘Commonwealth Games Federation’:-

  1. Core Sports:
  • Athletics – Conducted from 1930 onwards
  • Boxing- Conducted from 1930 onwards
  • Swimming – Conducted from 1930 onwards
  • Lawn bowls – Conducted from 1930–1962 and from  1970 onwards
  • Wrestling (Freestyle) – Conducted from 1930 to 1986, 1994, 2002 and from 2010 onwards
  • Cycling (Road)- Conducted from 1938 onwards
  • Weightlifting – Conducted from 1950 onwards
  • Badminton- Conducted from 1966 onwards
  • Gymnastics (Artistic) – Conducted in 1978 and from 1990  onwards
  • Judo – Conducted 1990, 2002, 2014 and from 2022 onwards
  • Netball (Women) – Conducted from 1998 onwards
  • Field hockey – Conducted from1998 onwards
  • Rugby sevens- Conducted from 1998 onwards
  • Squash Core – Conducted from 1998 onwards
  • Power-lifting – Conducted from 2002 onwards
  • Table tennis- Conducted from 2002 onwards
  • Triathlon – Conducted in 2002, 2006 and from  2014-2018

2. Optional Sports:

  • Diving    Optional – Conducted from 1930 onwards
  • Rowing – Conducted 1930 and from  1938 to 1962 and  1986 (Removed from the ‘Optional Games List in 2015’)
  • Cycling (Track)   – Conducted from 1934 onwards
  • Shooting – Conducted 1966 and from 1974 To 2018
  • Gymnastics (Rhythmic) – Conducted 1978 and from 1990 onwards
  • Archery (Re-Curve) –Conducted in 1982 & 2010
  • Synchronized swimming- Conducted from 1986 To 2006 (Removed from the ‘Optional Games List’ in 2015)
  • Cricket  Optional – Conducted 1998 onwards
  • Ten-Pin Bowling- Conducted in 1998 (Removed from the ‘Optional Games List’ in 2015)
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike)                – Conducted from 2002 To 2006 and from 2014 nwards
  • Basketball (3×3)                – Conducted in 2006 & 2018 and  2022
  • Wrestling (Greco-Roman)- Conducted in 2010 (Removed from the ‘Optional Sports List’ in 2015)
  • Tennis- Conducted In 2010(Removed From the Optional Games List in 2015)
  • Volleyball (beach)- Being Conducted 2018
  • Taekwondo-Never Conducted (Removed from the ‘Optional Sports List’  in 2015)
  • Canoeing- Never Conducted (Removed from the ‘Optional Sports List’ in 2015)
  • Sailing   – Never Conducted (Removed from the ‘Optional Sports List’  in 2015)
  • Softball – Never Conducted (Removed from the ‘Optional Sports List’ in 2015)

In 2015 the ‘Commonwealth Games Federation’ made many changes to the programme which increased the number of ‘Core Sports’. A number of ‘Optional Sports’ have been removed as listed below :

  • Canoeing – Never Conducted
  • Rowing – Conducted In 1930, From 1938–1962 and in  1986
  • Sailing   – Never Conducted
  • Softball – Never Conducted
  • Synchronized Swimming – Conducted From 1986 To 2006
  • Taekwondo – Never Conducted
  • Tennis   – Conducted In 2010
  • Ten-Pin Bowling- Conducted In  1998
  • Wrestling (Greco-Roman)- Conducted In 2010

3. Recognized Sports:

Some Sports, approved by the ‘Commonwealth Games Federation’,which need expansion, which the hosting Nations can pick up for adding in the event, subject to the fulfilment of the requirements of the Federation.

List of Approved Recognized Sports:

  • Fencing- Conducted from 1950 to 1970
  • Water Polo- Conducted In 1950
  • Association Football- Never Conducted
  • Billiards- Never Conducted
  • Golf-Never Conducted
  • Handball- Never Conducted
  • Life Saving- Never Conducted

Para Sports Events (For Differently- Abled Sports Persons)

Many events in  ‘Paralympics’ / ‘Para Sports’ have been added in the ‘Commonwealth Games’, from the 2002- Manchester Commonwealth Games, when 10 Para Sports events were held.

In 2006-Melbourne Commonwealth Games’ 12 Para Sports events were conducted. In th 2010- Delhi Commonwealth Games’ 15 Para Sports events were conducted.

In the ‘2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ a total of 22 Para events were conducted.

In the present / 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ 38 Para Sports Events are being conducted, in 7 Sports: Athletics, Swimming, Lawn Bowls, Power-Lifting, Track Cycling, Table Tennis and Triathlon.

List of Para Sports conducted in Commonwealth Games:

  • Para Athletics (Core) – Conducted From 2002 Onwards
  • Para Lawn bowls (Core) – Conducted From 2002 Onwards
  • Para Swimming (Core)- Conducted From 2002 Onwards
  • Para Table tennis (Optional)– Conducted From 2002 To 2010 and From 2018 Onwards
  • Para Track -Cycling (Core) – Conducted From 2014 Onwards
  • Para Triathlon- (Optional) Conducted in 2018
  • Wheelchair Basketball- (Optional) Never Conducted
  • Para-Power-lifting(Optional)
  • Para-Track Cycling (Optional)
  • Para-Table Tennis (Optional) and
  • Para-Triathlon (Optional)

 

 

 

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