is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games
since 1930, the others being Australia
, New Zealand
. The Commonwealth Games is the only major sporting event that Wales takes part in, apart from the Rugby World Cup
, as in other events, such as the Olympic Games
, they compete under the banner of the United Kingdom
The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales
() manages the team's entry to the games and supports Welsh athletes in their participation.
Wales has hosted one Commonwealth Games to date, the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Overall medals tally
After the 2010 Commonwealth Games
, Wales was ninth in the All-time tally of medals
, with an overall total of 236 medals (51 gold, 78 silver and 107 bronze).
The most gold medals that Wales won in a Commonwealth Games was 10, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games
. The largest medal haul was at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
, at which Wales won 31 medals including six gold.
Figures represented in bold are the highest scoring medal tally for each individual medal.
Flag and victory anthem
Team Wales uses the Welsh national flag, Y Ddraig Goch
, at the Commonwealth Games. This flag is common for all sporting teams that represent Wales as an entity distinct from the United Kingdom
The traditional Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
is used as the Welsh victory anthem at the Commonwealth games.
The team goes by the abbreviation......