Canada at the Commonwealth Games
at the Commonwealth Games
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Canada has participated in every Commonwealth Games since the first ever British Empire Games held in Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, one of only six countries to have done so. The others are Australia, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales.
Canada came third in the medal count at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne after Australia and England, and is third on the all-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games, with an overall total of 1318 medals (413 Gold, 443 Silver and 462 Bronze). Canada was top of the medal tally once, at the 1978 games at Edmonton, Alberta
Canada has hosted the games four times. The first Games were at Hamilton, Ontario in 1930. Vancouver hosted the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games notable for the famous "miracle mile" (four-minute mile) between Roger Bannister of England and John Landy of Australia at Empire Stadium. Edmonton was the first city to host the Commonwealth Games under that name in 1978, and Victoria, British Columbia hosted the Games in 1994.
The Commonwealth Games Association in Canada, known as Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is responsible for organizing the Canadian team participating in the Commonwealth Games.
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Canadian medals by Game :
- Canada at the 1930 British Empire Games
- Canada at the 1950 British Empire Games
- Canada at the 1958 British Empire Games
- Canada at the 1982 Commonwealth Games
- Canada at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
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