List of CGF country codes

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Commonwealth Games. Each code identifies a Commonwealth Games Association.

Several of the CGF codes are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes. Other sporting organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee or FIFA, use similar country codes to refer to their respective teams.

Current CGAs[edit]

There are 71 current CGAs that participate at the Commonwealth Games. The following tables show the currently used code for each CGA and any different codes used in past Games. Some of the past code usage is further explained in the following sections.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T U V Z

A[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
AIA Anguilla ANG (1998-2010)
ANT Antigua and Barbuda
AUS Australia

B[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
BAH Bahamas
BAN Bangladesh
BAR Barbados
BER Bermuda
BIZ Belize HBR (1962–1966)
BOT Botswana
BRU Brunei

C[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
CAN Canada
CAY Cayman Islands
CMR Cameroon
COK Cook Islands
CYP Cyprus

D[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
DMA Dominica

E[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
ENG England

F[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
FLK Falkland Islands FAI (1982-2010)
FIJ Fiji

G[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
GGY Guernsey GUE (1970-2010)
GHA Ghana GCO (1954)
GIB Gibraltar
GRN Grenada
GUY Guyana BGU (1930–1962)

I[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
IND India
IOM Isle of Man
IVB British Virgin Islands

J[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
JAM Jamaica
JEY Jersey JER (1958-2010)

K[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
KEN Kenya
KIR Kiribati KRI (2002)

L[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
LCA Saint Lucia
LES Lesotho

M[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
MAS Malaysia MAL (1950–1962)
MAW Malawi
MDV Maldives
MLT Malta
MOZ Mozambique
MRI Mauritius
MSR Montserrat MNT (1994-2010)

N[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
NAM Namibia
NFK Norfolk Island NFI (1986-2010)
NGR Nigeria
NIR Northern Ireland
NIU Niue
NRU Nauru
NZL New Zealand

P[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
PAK Pakistan
PNG Papua New Guinea

R[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
RSA South Africa SAF (1930–1958)
RWA Rwanda

S[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
SAM Samoa
SCO Scotland
SEY Seychelles
SHN Saint Helena SHE (2006)
SIN Singapore
SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis SCN (1978)
SLE Sierra Leone
SOL Solomon Islands
SRI Sri Lanka CEY (1938–1970)
SVG Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SWZ Swaziland

T[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
TAN Tanzania
TCA Turks and Caicos Islands TCI (1978-2010)
TGA Tonga TON (1974-2010)
TTO Trinidad and Tobago TRI (1934-2010)
TUV Tuvalu

U[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
UGA Uganda

V[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
VAN Vanuatu

W[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
WAL Wales

Z[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Other codes used
ZAM Zambia NRH (1954)

Historic CGAs and teams[edit]

Codes still in use[edit]

Code Nation/Team Other codes used
FIJ Fiji17
FSA Federation of South Arabia2
GAM The Gambia3
HKG Hong Kong4
IFS Irish Free State5
IRE Ireland
ZIM Zimbabwe6 SRH (1934–1958)

Obsolete codes[edit]

Code Nation (CGA) Years Notes
ADN Aden 1962 Competed independently prior to the formation  Federation of South Arabia (FSA)
BGU British Guiana 1930–1962 Now  Guyana (GUY)
CEY Ceylon 1938–1970 Now  Sri Lanka (SRI)
FRN Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1962 Now  Malawi (MAW),  Zambia (ZAM) and  Zimbabwe (ZIM)
GCO Gold Coast 1954 Now  Ghana (GHA)
HBR British Honduras 1962–1966 Now  Belize (BIZ)
MAL Malaya 1950–1962 Competed independently prior to the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
Now  Malaysia (MAS)
BNB British North Borneo 1958–1962
SAR Sarawak 1958–1962
NEW Newfoundland 1930–1934 Competed independently prior becoming a province of  Canada (CAN)
NRH Northern Rhodesia 1954 Now  Zambia (ZAM)
SAF South Africa 1930–1958 Now  South Africa (RSA)
SCN Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla 1978 Now  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)
SRH Southern Rhodesia 1934–1958 Now  Zimbabwe (ZIM)
TAG Tanganyika 1962 Competed independently prior to the formation of Tanzania in 1964.
Now  Tanzania (TAN)

Notes[edit]

^1 Suspended from the Commonwealth on 8 December 2006 over the 2006 Fijian coup d'état.[1][2]
^2 Left the Commonwealth on 30 November 1967 when it formed part of South Yemen.
^3 Withdrew from the Commonwealth in October 2013. [3]
^4 Left the Commonwealth on 1 July 1997 when China resumed sovereignty.
^5 Withdrew from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949 with passing the Republic of Ireland Act.[4]
^6 Suspended from the Commonwealth on 19 March 2002.[5] Withdrew voluntarily on 7 December 2003.[6]
^7 Fiji reinstated March 2014 [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingram, Derek; Soal, Judith (February 2007). "Commonwealth Update". The Round Table 96 (388): pp. 2–28. doi:10.1080/00358530701189734. 
  2. ^ "Fiji suspended from the Commonwealth". thecommonwealth.org. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2011. .
  3. ^ "UK regrets The Gambia's withdrawal from Commonwealth". bbc.co.uk. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of the Commonwealth". Commonwealth of Nations. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Ingram, Derek (April 2002). "Commonwealth Update". The Round Table 91 (364): pp. 131–59. doi:10.1080/00358530220144148. 
  6. ^ "Editorial: CHOGM 2003, Abuja, Nigeria". The Round Table 93 (373): pp. 3–6. January 2004. doi:10.1080/0035853042000188139. 
  7. ^ "Fiji reinstated to the Commonwealth".