Commonwealth Games FederationCommonwealth Games Federation

Growth of the Commonwealth Games

Table showing the growth of the Commonwealth Games from 1930 to 2010
Year Host City / Country Participating Countries Sports Events Contested Athletes
1930 Hamilton, Canada 11 6 59 400
1934 London, England 16 6 68 500
1938 Sydney, Australia 15 7 71 464
1950 Auckland, New Zealand 12 9 88 590
1954 Vancouver, Canada 24 9 91 662
1958 Cardiff, Wales 35 9 94 1122
1962 Perth, Australia 35 9 104 863
1966 Kingston, Jamaica 34 9 110 1050
1970 Edinburgh, Scotland 42 9 121 1383
1974 Christchurch, New Zealand 38 9 121 1276
1978 Edmonton, Canada 46 10 128 1474
1982 Brisbane, Australia 46 10 142 1583
1986 Edinburgh, Scotland 26 10 163 1662
1990 Auckland, New Zealand 55 10 204 2073
1994 Victoria, Canada 63 10 217 2557
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 70 15 213 3633
2002 Manchester, England 72 17 281 3679
2006 Melbourne, Australia 71 16 245 4049
2010 Delhi, India 71 17 272 4352
2014 Glasgow, Scotland 71 17 261 4929
2018 Gold Coast, Australia - 17 - -

© Getty Images