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These Games, formerly known as the British Empire Games, were first held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and later to British Commonwealth Games in 1970. Since 1978, they are known as the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games are a unique, world-class, multi-sport event held once every four years amongst the member-countries and territories of the Commonwealth. The three core values of the Commonwealth Games movement are Humanity, Equality and Destiny, which were adopted by the Games movement in 2001. These values inspire and unite millions of people and symbolise the broad mandate for holding the Games within the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has 71 member nations and territories called Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs), which includes India.
The Games will be held in 17 + 1 (Elite Athletes with Disability) disciplines. Around 8000 sportspersons will participate. 2000 mediapersons are likely to attend.
Approximately 100,000 visitors are expected tor the Games. The entire Games will be covered in High Definitior Television. Television audience of two billion people across the world will watch the Commonwealth Games.
New media rights such as fay l V, internet and telephony will ensure the widest possible reach. These Games will be Green Games promoting renewable energy resources, reduction of carbon emissions and sustainable development.
Competitions will be held in seventeen sports —Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Queen s Baton Relay is a very important tradition ot the Commonwealth Games. It started in 1958 in Cardiff, Wales, and has since then been the curtain raiser to every Commonwealth Game.
How many member-countries constitute the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) ?