New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games

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New Zealand at the
Commonwealth Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF codeNZL
CGANew Zealand Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
159
Silver
220
Bronze
278
Total
657
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

Since the first in 1930, New Zealand has competed in all 21 editions of the Commonwealth Games and has won a total of 656 medals including 159 gold.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (known as The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association prior to 1994) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games. The NZOC is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

In 1978 Nigeria boycotted the Commonwealth Games in protest at New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa

Host nation[edit]

New Zealand has hosted the Games three times:

Medal tally[edit]

Historically, New Zealand has generally been 4th or 5th, though was up to 3rd (1950 & 1962), and down to 11th (1970 & 2010) and 9th (2006). At the first games in 1930, New Zealand's 4th position was ahead of Australia at 5th. At the conclusion of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, New Zealand has earned 159 gold medals, 220 silver medals and 278 bronze medals. In the all-time medal tally New Zealand is ranked 5th behind Australia, England, Canada and India.

  Host country (New Zealand)[1]

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Canada 1930 Hamilton3429
England 1934 London1023
Australia 1938 Sydney571325
New Zealand 1950 Auckland*10222254
Canada 1954 Vancouver77519
Wales 1958 Cardiff46919
Australia 1962 Perth10121032
Jamaica 1966 Kingston851326
Scotland 1970 Edinburgh26614
New Zealand 1974 Christchurch*981835
Canada 1978 Edmonton56920
Australia 1982 Brisbane581326
Scotland 1986 Edinburgh8161438
New Zealand 1990 Auckland*17142758
Canada 1994 Victoria5162041
Malaysia 1998 Kuala Lumpur862034
England 2002 Manchester11132145
Australia 2006 Melbourne6121432
India 2010 Delhi622836
Scotland 2014 Glasgow14141745
Australia 2018 Gold Coast15161546
Totals (21 games)159220278657

By sport[edit]

Events in bold featured at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics374851136
Cycling254742114
Swimming18303684
Shooting15162152
Lawn bowls13121540
Weightlifting12121640
Rowing915731
Boxing762437
Rugby sevens6107
Squash54413
Wrestling391729
Netball2305
Gymnastics20911
Judo14611
Hockey1337
Fencing1236
Table tennis1124
Archery1001
Badminton02911
Triathlon0235
Basketball0224
Water polo0101
Diving0044
Synchronised swimming0022
Beach volleyball0011
Cricket0011
Totals (26 sports)159220278657

Competitors[edit]

Notable competitors for New Zealand include Greg Yelavich in sports shooting, who has won 11 medals at 6 games from 1986 to 2006. Rowan Brassey has also competed at 6 games, and has won 3 medals in lawn bowls. Gary Anderson won 3 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals for New Zealand in cycling. Athlete Valerie Young has won the most gold medals (5) of any New Zealand competitor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 25 April 2011.

External links[edit]