England at the Commonwealth Games

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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; generally England participates as part of the United Kingdom, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

All-time Medal tally[edit]

   Gold       Silver       Bronze    Total
Flag of England.svg England 669 670 669 2008

Medal tally[edit]


      Host country (England)

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1930 Hamilton 25 23 13 61 1
1934 London 29 19 24 72 1
1938 Sydney 15 15 10 40 2
1950 Auckland 19 16 13 48 2
1954 Vancouver 23 24 20 67 1
1958 Cardiff 29 22 29 80 1
1962 Perth 28 22 27 77 2
1966 Kingston 33 24 23 80 1
1970 Edinburgh 27 25 32 84 2
1974 Christchurch 28 31 21 80 2
1978 Edmonton 27 27 33 87 2
1982 Brisbane 38 38 32 108 2
1986 Edinburgh 52 43 49 144 1
1990 Auckland 46 40 42 128 2
1994 Victoria 30 45 51 126 3
1998 Kuala Lumpur 36 47 52 135 2
2002 Manchester 53 51 60 164 2
2006 Melbourne 36 40 37 113 2
2010 Delhi 37 59 44 140 3
2014 Glasgow 58 59 57 174 1
Total 669 670 669 2008 2

After the 2014 Commonwealth Games, England was second in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 1999 medals (667 Gold, 666 Silver and 666 Bronze). Australia has been the highest scoring team for ten games, England for eight and Canada for one.

Host nation[edit]

England has hosted the Games twice:

1934 British Empire Games - London, England
2002 Commonwealth Games - Manchester, England

Commonwealth Games England[edit]

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.[2]

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[edit]

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.

Team symbols[edit]

Brand identity[edit]

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".[3]

Flag and victory anthem[edit]

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.[4][5]

England at the Commonwealth Games[edit]


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