About the Commonwealth Games

Illustration of stadium during Games

The Commonwealth Games is an international sporting event involving athletes from 71 nations and territories connected with the Commonwealth.

History of the Commonwealth Games

An image from a stamp commemorating the 1986 Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh

Find out more about the history of the Commonwealth Games.

The ceremonial flag and oath

Photo shows a selection of Commonwealth flags

The opening of the Commonwealth Games is symbolised by the raising of the ceremonial flag and the competitors' oath.

Commonwealth Games Federation

Commonwealth Games Federation logo

The Commonwealth Games Federation is the organisation responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.