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Sports Programme

The sport programme of the Commonwealth Games shall, at a minimum, consist of the following compulsory sports (disciplines) – Aquatics (Swimming), Aquatics (Swimming Para), Athletics, Athletics (Para), Badminton, Cycling (Road), Boxing, Gymnastics (Artistic), Hockey (Men and Women), Judo, Lawn Bowls, Lawn Bowls (Para), Netball (Women), Rugby Sevens (Men & Women), Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Powerlifting (Para), and Wrestling (Freestyle).

Quota positions shall be established for each compulsory sport (discipline). The total number of quota positions for compulsory sports (disciplines) shall not exceed 3,800 athletes unless otherwise agreed by the CGF Executive Board.

A Candidate City/OC may select optional sports (disciplines) from the following list – Archery (Recurve), Aquatics (Diving), Basketball 3x3 (Men and Women), Basketball Wheelchair Para 3x3 (Men and Women), Cricket (Men and Women), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Track), Cycling (Track Para), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Shooting (Clay Target), Shooting (Full Bore), Shooting (Pistol), Shooting (Small Bore), Table Tennis (Para), Triathlon (Para), Volleyball (Beach).

Quota positions shall be established for each optional sport (discipline). The total number of quota positions for optional sports (disciplines) shall not exceed 500 athletes unless otherwise agreed by the CGF Executive Board.

Including compulsory and optional sports (disciplines), there shall be no more than 4 team sports on the programme of a Commonwealth Games. In such case whereby Basketball (3x3) is selected from the pool of optional sports, Basketball (Wheelchair Para 3x3) may be also selected (or vice versa) in which case the sport of Basketball shall be considered as one team sport. In such case whereby Cricket is selected from the pool of optional sports, Basketball (Wheelchair Para 3x3) may also be selected.

Including compulsory and optional sports (disciplines), a minimum of 300 quota positions shall be devoted to para-sports (disciplines) within the prescribed quotas as approved by the Executive Board.


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