Our Relevance

Sport underpins the unique connections and friendships which bring together a third of the world’s population as citizens of the nations and territories of the Commonwealth. For more than eight decades the Commonwealth Games Federation has taken a global leadership role in uniting the Commonwealth’s athletes, citizens and communities through the transformative and connecting power of sport.

We're inspired by the diversity and dynamism of the Commonwealth itself - a voluntary association of 71 nations and territories - and its enduring commitment to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Among our membership are some of the world’s largest and smallest countries, from India, with over 1.2 billion people to Nauru with a population of 10,000.  More than 60% of the Commonwealth citizens are under 30. 

Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation is far more than the curator of a great Games. As a cornerstone of the Commonwealth itself, our dynamic sporting movement – driven by its values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny – has a key role to play in an energised, engaged and active Commonwealth of Nations and Territories. And with new members joining, Gold Coast 2018 upon us, preparations for Birmingham 2022 well underway, and the high-profile Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April, the Commonwealth is entering an era of renewed relevance.

Every organisation and individual that works with us and supports us in our mission is part of the Commonwealth Sports Movement. We are the modern Commonwealth, and we are more relevant than ever before.

Building peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities globally, by inspiring Commonwealth Athletes to drive the impact and ambition of all Commonwealth Citizens through sport.
Uluru’s traditional owners, the Anangu, welcome the Queen’s Baton on 14 January 2018

Transformation 2022

Our strategic blueprint outlines the vision, mission, values and priorities of the Commonwealth Sports Movement

Gender Equality

We've come a long way since the first Games in 1930, when women competed in just seven (or 12% of) medal events. Gold Coast 2018 will present an equal number of medal moments for men and women for the first time ever at a major Games.

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Today, the Commonwealth is more relevant than ever before

The Modern Commonwealth

71 nations and territories representing a third of the world’s total population. A force that drives our commitment to humanity, equality and destiny.

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Para-sport

Para-sport events are fully integrated into the sporting schedule of every Commonwealth Games since 2002. Medals won by athletes and para-athletes count to their nation's medal tally.

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CGF Human Rights Statement

Building on our history and proud heritage of uniting diverse nations and cultures through sport

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