The Commonwealth Games (formerly known as British Commonwealth Games) is an international Olympic-style multi-sport event in which athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations participate. The Games are conducted in every four years and is overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) which is also responsible for controlling the sports program and selection of host cities. The event was first held in the year 1930 in Hamilton, Canada in which athletes from 11 nations participated. The main goal of these Games was to enhance goodwill and understanding amongst all nations of the British Empire. There are some other Games, held by Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) mentioned here-
Commonwealth Paraplegic Games - These Games were held for physically disabled athletes (mainly with spinal injuries or Polio). They were held for the first time in 1962 and disestablished in 1974 due to travel logistics and expenses issues.
Commonwealth Youth Games - A separate Commonwealth Youth Games are organized for youths from around 71 countries. The first edition of such games was held in 2000 in Scotland wherein athletes from 14 nations participated. Commonwealth Youth Games are open to young athletes aged between 14-18. Maximum 1,000 competitors can take part in an event.
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