England at the Commonwealth Games
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The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which English athletes and teams compete as England; generally England participates as part of the United Kingdom, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
All-time Medal tally
Host country (England)
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After the 2006 Commonwealth Games, England was second in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 1695 medals (579 Gold, 553 Silver and 563 Bronze). Australia has been the highest scoring team for ten games, England for seven and Canada for one.
England has hosted the Games twice:
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.
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.
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 Englandwould not be able to participate in the Games.
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".
Flag and victory anthem
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.
England at the Commonwealth Games
- England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games
- England at the 1998 Commonwealth Games
- England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
- England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
- England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
- "England Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- 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, retrieved 13 Oct 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%"
- "The Paralympian taking on able-bodied athletes", The Independent, 2 Oct 2010, retrieved 13 Oct 2010