Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

Scotland At The Commonwealth Games

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Scotland is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Wales.

The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which Scottish athletes and teams compete as Scotland; otherwise Scotland participates in multi-sport events as part of a Great Britain team.

Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games twice, both in Edinburgh; in 1970 and 1986. Glasgow has been awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The inaugural Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000.

Scotland sent a team of 207 athletes and 85 officials to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, and won 30 medals (6 Gold, 8 Silver and 16 Bronze).

After the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, Scotland was seventh in the all-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 329 medals (82 Gold, 94 Silver and 153 Bronze).

Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth medallist is shooter Alister Allan, with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from 1974 to 1994. Other successful medallists include athlete Allan Wells (a total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze in two Games - 1978 & 1982) and Peter Heatly (diving Gold’s in three successive Games & 1 Silver & 1 Bronze - 1950, 1954 & 1958). Lawn bowler Willie Wood is the first competitor to have competed in seven Commonwealth Games, from 1974 to 2002, missing 1986 because of a dispute over......
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