New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games

New Zealand at the
Commonwealth Games
CGF code NZL
CGA New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
160
Silver
220
Bronze
278
Total
658
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games

Since the first in 1930, New Zealand has competed in all 21 editions of the Commonwealth Games and has won a total of 656 medals including 159 gold.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (known as The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association prior to 1994) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games. The NZOC is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

In 1978 Nigeria boycotted the Commonwealth Games in protest at New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa

Host nation

New Zealand has hosted the Games three times:

Medal tally

Historically, New Zealand has generally been 4th or 5th, though was up to 3rd (1950 & 1962), and down to 11th (1970 & 2010) and 9th (2006). At the first games in 1930, New Zealand's 4th position was ahead of Australia at 5th. At the conclusion of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, New Zealand has earned 159 gold medals, 220 silver medals and 278 bronze medals. In the all-time medal tally New Zealand is ranked 5th behind Australia, England, Canada and India.

  Host country (New Zealand)[1]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1930 Hamilton34294th
1934 London10236th
1938 Sydney5713255th
1950 Auckland102222543rd
1954 Vancouver775195th
1958 Cardiff469195th
1962 Perth101210323rd
1966 Kingston8513264th
1970 Edinburgh2661411th
1974 Christchurch9818354th
1978 Edmonton569205th
1982 Brisbane5813265th
1986 Edinburgh81614384th
1990 Auckland171427584th
1994 Victoria51620418th
1998 Kuala Lumpur8620346th
2002 Manchester111321455th
2006 Melbourne61214329th
2010 Delhi62283611th
2014 Glasgow141417456th
2018 Gold Coast151615465th
Total1592202786575th

By sport

Events in bold featured at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics374851136
Cycling254742114
Swimming18303684
Shooting15162152
Lawn bowls13121540
Weightlifting12121640
Rowing915731
Boxing762437
Rugby sevens6107
Squash54413
Wrestling391729
Netball2305
Gymnastics20911
Judo14611
Hockey1337
Fencing1236
Table tennis1124
Archery1001
Badminton02911
Triathlon0235
Basketball0224
Water polo0101
Diving0044
Synchronised swimming0022
Beach volleyball0011
Cricket0011

Competitors

Notable competitors for New Zealand include Greg Yelavich in sports shooting, who has won 11 medals at 6 games from 1986 to 2006. Rowan Brassey has also competed at 6 games, and has won 3 medals in lawn bowls. Gary Anderson won 3 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals for New Zealand in cycling. Athlete Valerie Young has won the most gold medals (5) of any New Zealand competitor.

References

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