Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games
at the Commonwealth Games
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Irish Free State (1934)
Northern Ireland has competed in sixteen of the eighteen Commonwealth Games beginning with the second games, held in 1934. Northern Ireland did not compete in 1930 (when there was a single team from Ireland) and in 1950. It differs from the Olympic Games where although it officially competes with England, Scotland and Wales as part of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, many athletes have represented the Ireland team.
Northern Ireland's participation in the Commonwealth Games is managed by a body known as the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Northern Ireland was twenty-fourth in the medal tally and was fourteenth in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 78 medals (17 Gold, 23 Silver and 38 Bronze).
Medals by Summer Games
|1950 Auckland||did not participate|
|1998 Kuala Lumpur||2||1||1||4|
Flag and victory anthem
At the games the Northern Ireland team uses the flag of the former Government of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Banner as its national flag. This flag is also used by the Northern Ireland national football team.
The team uses Londonderry Air as its victory anthem.
The team goes by the abbreviation NIR.
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