Officially known as → XXI Commonwealth Games
Commonly known as→ Gold Coast 2018
Held in → Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.( 5th time Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games. )
Officially opened by → Charles, Prince of Wales
Mascot →Borobi was named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2016. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body. The term “borobi” is an Aboriginal term for koala.
Motto → The official motto for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is “Share the Dream”. It was chosen to highlight the dreams and experience at the games that were shared by participants of the games, ranging from athletes to volunteers and the host country Australia to the world including the Commonwealth nations.
The current regulations state that from the 26 approved sports administered by Commonwealth Governing Bodies, a minimum of ten core sports and maximum of seventeen sports must be included in any Commonwealth Games schedule.
The current approved sports include the 10 core sports: athletics, badminton, boxing, hockey, lawn bowls, netball (for women), rugby sevens, squash, swimming and weightlifting. Integrated disabled competitions are also scheduled for the Games in nine sports: swimming, athletics, cycling, table tennis, powerlifting and lawn bowls. Along with these events for the first time EAD events in triathlon are being held, with the medals being added to the final tally for each nation. A record 38 para events are being contested at these games.
On 8 March 2016, beach volleyball was announced as the 18th sport.
The program is broadly similar to that of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the major changes being the dropping of judo, the reintroduction of basketball, the debut of women’s rugby sevens and beach volleyball.
On 7 October 2016, it was announced seven new events for women were added to the sport program, meaning there are an equal number of events for men and women. This marks the first time in history that a major multi-sport event has equality in terms of events. In total 275 events in 18 sports are being contested.
|6||South Africa (RSA)||2||0||1||3|
|8||New Zealand (NZL)||1||3||3||7|
|Total (18 CGAs)||40||39||38||117|
India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Flag bearer →Opening: P. V. Sindhu
|Gold||Sathish Sivalingam||Weightlifting||Men’s Weightlifting (77 kg)||7 April|
|Gold||Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu||Weightlifting||Women’s Weightlifting (53 kg)||6 April|
|Gold||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Weightlifting||Women’s Weightlifting (48 kg)||5 April|
|Silver||Gururaja Poojary||Weightlifting||Men’s Weightlifting (56 kg)||5 April|
|Bronze||Deepak Lather||Weightlifting||Men’s Weightlifting (69 kg)||6 Apri|