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Wales at the Commonwealth Games

Wales is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since 1930, the others being Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is the only major sporting event where Wales takes part as a separate entity, apart from the Six Nations Rugby Championship Rugby World Cup and international association football competitions, as in other events, such as the Olympic Games, they compete under the banner of the United Kingdom.

The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (}

}}: Cyngor Gemau Gymanwlad Cymru) 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 in Cardiff.

Wales also hosted the 1978 inaugural Commonwealth Basketball Championships with Scotland and England. Wales' pool matches were held in The National Sports Centre, Sophia Gardens. Andy Henderson and Paul Kinninmont were the coaches, with Ralph Wills the Team Manager. On completing the pool matches, Wales travelled to Coventry to play in the final rounds of the tournament.


  • Overall medals tally 1
  • Flag and victory anthem 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Overall medals tally

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wales 56 76 106 233

After the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Wales was tenth in the All-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 270 medals (57 gold, 86 silver and 127 bronze).

The most gold medals that Wales have won in a Commonwealth Games is 10, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. The largest medal haul was at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, at which Wales won 36 medals including five gold.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1930 Hamilton 0 2 1 3 7
1934 London 0 3 3 6 8
1938 Sydney 2 1 0 3 6
1950 Auckland 0 1 0 1 10
1954 Vancouver 1 1 5 7 13
1958 Cardiff 1 3 7 11 11
1962 Perth 0 2 4 6 13
1966 Kingston 3 2 2 7 11
1970 Edinburgh 2 6 4 12 12
1974 Christchurch 1 5 4 10 12
1978 Edmonton 2 1 5 8 9
1982 Brisbane 4 4 1 9 8
1986 Edinburgh 6 5 12 23 5
1990 Auckland 10 3 12 25 6
1994 Victoria 5 8 6 19 9
1998 Kuala Lumpur 3 4 8 15 10
2002 Manchester 6 13 12 31 9
2006 Melbourne 3 5 11 19 13
2010 Delhi 3 6 10 19 15
2014 Glasgow 5 11 20 36 13
Total 57 86 127 270 10

Flag and victory anthem

Logo of Team Wales

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 Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ("Land of My Fathers") is used as the Welsh victory anthem at the Commonwealth games.

The team goes by the abbreviation WAL.


External links

  • The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales
  • Team Wales 2010 - official Facebook group
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