British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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The British Empire and Commonwealth Games is a international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The games was originally called the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950. Seven nations have hosted a edition of the Games, with Australia and Canada hosting the Games twice while England, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica and Wales have hosted or will host the games once.

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Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Sports Events Nations Competitors Top Placed Team
I 1930 Canada Hamilton Canada 2 August 9 August 7 60 11 480 England
II 1934 England London England 4 August 11 August 7 69 16 560 England
III 1938 Sydney Australia 5 February 12 February 8 72 15 554 Australia
IV 1950 Auckland New Zealand 4 February 11 February 9 88 12 590 Australia Australia
V 1954 Canada Vancouver Canada 30 July 7 August 10 92 24 782 England England
VI 1958 Wales Cardiff Wales 18 July 26 July 10 95 36 1242 England England
VII 1962 Australia Adelaide Australia 22 November 1 December 10 105 35 983 Australia Australia
VIII 1966 Jamaica Kingston Jamaica 4 August 13 August 10