Gold Coast 2018
Commonwealth Games

April 4 – 15, 2018

619 Days Left


Bahamas 2017
Commonwealth Youth Games

July 18 – 23, 2017

359 Days Left

TEAM CANADA

VALUE OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
UP NEXT - COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 - GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
EXCEPTIONAL CANADIAN PERFORMANCES

The Value of the Commonwealth Games to Canadian athletes and Canada’s sport system:

Measurable, Evidence Based Facts ....

  • On average about 70% of Canada’s Commonwealth athletes make the Canadian Pan American Games Team.   
  • On average about 50% of Canada’s Commonwealth athletes make the Canadian Summer Olympic Games Team. 
  • Canada won 18 medals of the 2012 Olympic Games. Nine (9) of those medals were won in sports contested at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and all 9 were won by Commonwealth athletes.
  • On  a “soft” note, dozens of Canadian Commonwealth Champions go on to become Olympic Champions, recently & notably: Clara Hughes, Kyle Shewfelt, Ryan Cochrane and Alex Despatie;

“I won gold when I was 13 in Kuala Lumpur (1998 Commonwealth Games) … 
it was my first big games, the beginning of my career, it was very special and an experience I’ll remember all my life.” 

Alex Despatie, Commonwealth & Olympic Champion Diver

Ryan Cochrane
Swimming

Pamela Ware / Jennifer Abel Synchronized Diving

Ellie Black
Gymnastics

Back to Top

NEXT UP - COMMONWEALTH GAMES - 2018 GOLD COAST

In 2018, more than 6500 athletes and team officials from more than 70 nations & territories will travel around the world to Australia to compete in Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games. As a proud sports loving nation, we will all feel right at home with the city’s great facilities meaning maximum opportunity for great competition.The Games will take place from April 4 to 15, 2018. The Gold Coast is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, magnificent coastline, soaring skyline and world heritage listed rainforests. It is vibrant and energetic and continually rises to new opportunities. It has a strong and diverse multicultural community who love nothing more than to welcome visitors from all over the world. Gold Coast is a playground of great adventures, great entertainment and great fun. It’s a city with endless prospects for business investment and innovation, where cutting edge industry thrives and lifestyle supports success.

Gold Coast is unique, dynamic and memorable. It’s warm, friendly and brimming with opportunities.

Gold Coast is a place where anything is possible.  Visit Gold Coast's website for all the information you need.

Sports on the Program:

Athletics Badminton
Basketball Boxing
Cycling Gymnastics
Field Hockey Lawn Bowls
Rugby 7s Shooting
Squash Swimming
Table Tennis Triathlon
Volleyball - Beach Weightlifting
Wrestling  

Para-Sports on the Program:

Athletics Cycling
Lawn Bowls Swimming
Table Tennis Triathlon
Powerlifting        

The Commonwealth Games are:

  • A world class competition
  • A key marker of athlete development
  • A stepping stone towards Olympic and World Championships

........ but it's different

The Commonwealth Games Provide A Performance Environment that:

  • Enables athletes to excel
  • Minimizes distraction
  • Inspires
  • Supports performance excellence for every team member
  • Recognizes personal achievements
  • Takes pride in Team Canada and the Maple Leaf and its meaning

........ and is the experience of a lifetime!

Back to Top

EXCEPTIONAL CANADIANS AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

1966 Commonwealth Games - Jamaica
Elaine Tanner “Mighty Mouse” – 15 years old
Made history winning a record 7 Medals:  4 GOLD, 3 SILVER

Elaine Tanner was the first athlete in history to win quad gold at any Commonwealth Games and was awarded the most outstanding athlete in Jamaica.  She also set two World Records; on in the 220 Butterfly and another in the 440 Individual Medley.  To read Elaine's story:  www.ElaineTanner.ca

World Record Butterfly, 1966 Jamaica
World Record, 440 IM, 1966 Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Commonwealth Games – Edmonton, AB
Graham Smith – 20 years old
First competitor to win 6 GOLD medals at a single Commonwealth Games

Winning the 100- and 200-metre breaststroke, 200- and 400-metre individual medleys, and was part of the winning 4x100-metre freestyle and 4x100-metre medley relay teams. Graham Smith twice broke the world record in the men's 200-metre individual medley (long course)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Commonwealth Games – Melbourne
Alexandra Orlando –  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

Winning 6 GOLD medals

2014 Commonwealth Games - Glasgow
Patricia Bezzoubenko – 17 years old
Rhythmic Gymnastics

Winning 5 GOLD and 1 BRONZE medals