Wales at the Commonwealth Games

Wales at the
Commonwealth Games
CGF code WAL
CGA Commonwealth Games Council for Wales
Ranked 10th
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
  • 1970
  • 1974
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 (Welsh: 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.

Overall medals tally

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. Both records were equalled at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1930 Hamilton02137
1934 London03368
1938 Sydney21036
1950 Auckland010110
1954 Vancouver115713
1958 Cardiff1371111
1962 Perth024613
1966 Kingston322711
1970 Edinburgh2641212
1974 Christchurch1541012
1978 Edmonton21589
1982 Brisbane44198
1986 Edinburgh6512235
1990 Auckland10312256
1994 Victoria586199
1998 Kuala Lumpur3481510
2002 Manchester61312319
2006 Melbourne35111913
2010 Delhi36101915
2014 Glasgow511203613
2018 Gold Coast101214367

Flag and victory anthem

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.


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