Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games

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Northern Ireland at the
Commonwealth Games
Flag of Northern Ireland.svg
CGF code NIR
CGA Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council
Website nicgc.org
Medals
Ranked 0th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
Other related appearances
Ireland (1930)
Irish Free State (1934)

Northern Ireland has competed in eighteen of the twenty 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.

Medal tally[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Canada 1930 Hamilton 0 1 0 1 9
England 1934 London 0 1 2 3 9
Australia 1938 Sydney 0 0 0 0 15
New Zealand 1950 Auckland Did not Participate
Canada 1954 Vancouver 2 1 0 3 9
Wales 1958 Cardiff 1 1 3 5 12
Australia 1962 Perth 0 0 1 1 17
Jamaica 1966 Kingston 1 3 3 7 14
Scotland 1970 Edinburgh 3 1 5 9 10
New Zealand 1974 Christchurch 3 1 2 6 9
Canada 1978 Edmonton 2 1 2 5 10
Australia 1982 Brisbane 0 3 3 6 17
Scotland 1986 Edinburgh 2 4 9 15 7
New Zealand 1990 Auckland 1 3 5 9 13
Canada 1994 Victoria 5 3 2 10 10
Malaysia 1998 Kuala Lumpur 2 1 1 4 13
England 2002 Manchester 2 2 1 5 17
Australia 2006 Melbourne 0 2 0 2 24
India 2010 Delhi 3 3 4 10 14
Scotland 2014 Glasgow 2 3 7 12 15
Total 29 33 51 113 14

Table includes a silver medal won in 1930 while competing as 'Ireland' (representing what is now Northern Ireland and the republic of Ireland)

Flag and victory anthem[edit]

Logo of Team NI

At the games the Northern Ireland team uses the flag of the former Government of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Banner as its national flag.[1] This flag is also used by the Northern Ireland national football team.

The team uses Londonderry Air as its victory anthem.

The team logo, and of the Commonwealth Games Council for Northern Ireland, features the Red Hand of Ulster, a traditional emblem of the province of Ulster of which Northern Ireland is a part.[2]

The team goes by the abbreviation NIR.

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