Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

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Scotland at the
Commonwealth Games
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Website teamscotland.scot
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
119
Silver
132
Bronze
200
Total
451
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Scotland is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Wales.

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The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event in which Scottish athletes and teams compete as Scotland; otherwise Scotland participates in multi-sport events as part of a Great Britain team.

Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games three times, Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986, and Glasgow in 2014. [1] The inaugural Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000.

Scotland sent a team of 207 athletes and 85 officials to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, and won 30 medals (6 Gold, 8 Silver and 16 Bronze).

After the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Scotland was seventh in the all-time tally of medals, with an overall total of 451 medals (119 Gold, 132 Silver and 200 Bronze).

Scotland's most successful Commonwealth medallist by total medals is shooter Alister Allan, with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from 1974 to 1994. In 2018, Lawn Bowler Alex Marshall became the most successful athlete by Golds, winning his fifth Gold Medal which gave him 6 overall, having also won a Silver at the Gold Coast Games. [2] Other successful medallists include athlete Allan Wells (a total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze in two Games – 1978 & 1982) and Peter Heatly (diving Gold's in three successive Games & 1 Silver & 1 Bronze – 1950, 1954 & 1958). Lawn bowler Willie Wood is the first competitor to have competed in seven Commonwealth Games, from 1974 to 2002, missing 1986 because of a dispute over amateurism.

Medal tally

  Host country (Scotland) [3]

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1930 Hamilton 23510
1934 London 541625
1938 Sydney 0235
1950 Auckland 53210
1954 Vancouver 62513
1958 Cardiff 55313
1962 Perth 47314
1966 Kingston 1449
1970 Edinburgh*681125
1974 Christchurch 351119
1978 Edmonton 36514
1982 Brisbane 861226
1986 Edinburgh*3121833
1990 Auckland 571022
1994 Victoria 631120
1998 Kuala Lumpur 32712
2002 Manchester 681630
2006 Melbourne 1171129
2010 Delhi 910726
2014 Glasgow*19151953
2018 Gold Coast 9132244
Totals (21 games)119132201452

Commonwealth Games council and member governing bodies

The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland (CGCS) is the national sporting organisation responsible for entering a Scottish team in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. It is also responsible for organising bids for hosting the Commonwealth Games. The CGCS headquarters is at the Gannochy Sports Centre, on the campus of the University of Stirling.

Membership of the CGCS consists of representatives of the governing bodies of the 26 sports in the Commonwealth Games programme from which the host city selects up to 17 sports for each Commonwealth Games:

Flag and victory anthem

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Logo of Team Scotland

Scotland uses the St Andrew's Cross as its flag at the Commonwealth Games. This flag is common for all sporting teams that represent Scotland as an entity distinct from the United Kingdom.

From 2010 onwards, Scotland will use "Flower of Scotland" as the victory anthem. This replaces "Scotland the Brave" which was used at previous between 1958 and 2006. Prior to 1958, "Scots Wha Hae" was used. [4] The new anthem was chosen in January 2010 by athletes that had been selected to participate in the 2010 games. The shortlist of anthems also included "Scotland the Brave", "Loch Lomond" and "Highland Cathedral".

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References

  1. "Scotland". Commonwealth Games Federation . Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. "Bowler Alex 'Tattie' Marshall becomes Scotland's most successful Commonwealth Games athlete". The Sunday Post. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. "Scotland Medals". Commonwealth Games Federation . Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  4. "Games team picks new Scots anthem". BBC News. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2020.