Countries in the Games

Anguilla

Anguilla participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. They only competed in athletics! Then returned the Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010 where they competed in athletics and cycling.
Total medals: 0
Population: just over 15,000

 

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966 and have competed in a total of 9 Games.
Total medals: 0
Population: just under 92,000

 

Australia

Australia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and are 1 of 6 nations to compete in every Games since they started. They have also hosted the Games 5 times as of 2018. In 1930, Australia won 8 medals and in 2018 they almost won 200.
Total medals: 2614
Population: 24.6 million

 

Bahamas

The Bahamas participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and have competed in all Games since, expect 1974 + 1986. They also hosted the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.
Total medals: 40
Population:  just over 400,000

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990. That year, they won a gold and bronze in shooting! Their next medal win didn’t come until 2002 where they won another gold in shooting and then went on to win two silver medals in the same sport in 2006 + 2014.
Total medals: 10
Population: 164.7 million

 

Barbados

Barbados participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and have competed in every Games since. As a country they have won medals in weightlifting, athletics, cycling and boxing.
Total medals: 12
Population: around 290,000

 

Belize

Belize participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia in 1962. They made their 8th Games appearance in 2010 where they competed in athletics and road cycling.
Total medals: 0
Population: just over 375,000

 

Bermuda

Bermuda participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930. Their first medal win came in 1966 and was a silver in the long jump. It wasn’t until 1990 when the country won their first gold.
In 2018, the first woman from Bermuda to win a medal brought home a gold in triathlon!
Total medals: 7
Population: around 66,000

 

Botswana

Botswana participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974. They have taken part in all Games since then, expect for 1978. The country saw their first gold medal win in the womens 400m in 2010!
Total medals: 22
Population: 2.5 million

 

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, Canada in 1990 and have competed in every Games since. Their athletes compete in athletics, squash and swimming.
Total medals: 2
Population: 32,000

 

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, Canada in 1990 and have competed in every Games since.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 429,000

 

Cameroon

Cameroon participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. They won 6 medals in their first Games and 18 medals in their second Games in 2002. Cameroon has an outstanding record for international sporting achievement.
Total medals: 40
Population: 24.05 million

 

Canada

Canada participated in their first Commonwealth Games in 1930 and are 1 of 6 nations to compete in every Games since they began. They were the first country to host a Commonwealth Games, in Hamilton.
Total medals: 1555
Population: 36.7 million

 

Cayman Islands

Cayman Island participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978. They won their first medal in 2002. The countries first gold medal came in the womens 200m in 2010.
Total medals: 2
Population: around 55,000

 

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1986 and have taken part in every Games since. The country has competed in athletics, lawn bowls, rugby sevens and weightlifting.
Total medals: 1
Population: around 20,000

 

Cyprus

Cyprus participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978 and has competed in every Games since, expect 1986.
Total medals: 53
Population: around 18,000

 

Dominica

Dominica participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and have competed in several Games since. They have attended every Games since 1994.
Total medals: 2
Population: around 75,000

 

England

England participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 where they brought home a total of 61 medals. They are 1 of 6 nations to compete in every Games since they began and have hosted the Games twice previously. They will also be hosting the next Games in Birmingham 2022.
Total medals: 2144
Population: 53.01 million

 

Eswatini

Eswatini participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970 and have attended every Games since. They won their first medal in the men’s marathon in 1974.
Total medals: 4
Population: 1.4 million

 

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands participated in their first Commonwealth Games in 1982 and have attended every Games since. They competed in badminton, lawn bowls and shooting in 2010 and 2014.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 3200

 

Fiji

Fiji participated in their first Commonwealth Games in 1938 and again in 1950 where they won a gold medal.
Total medals: 15
Population: around 905,500

 

Ghana

Ghana participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and have attended every Games since expect 1986. The only two Games the country haven’t won medals in are 1954 and 1982.
Total medals: 58
Population: 28.83 million

 

Gibraltar

Gibraltar participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 33,140

 

Grenada

Grenada participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970. They also attended the 1974 and 1978 Games but didn’t participate again after that until 1998 in Kuala Lumpur. The countries first medal win came in 2006!
Total medals: 3
Population: around 108,000

 

Guernsey

Guernsey participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970 and saw their first medal win in 1982 at the Brisbane Games.
Total medals: 6
Population: around 65,600

 

Guyana

Guyana participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and have attended all Games since, expect 3. The country saw their first gold medal win in athletics in 1934.
Total medals: 16
Population: around 778,000

 

India

India participated in their first Commonwealth Games in 1945 and have competed in 15 Games altogether. They hosted the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 winning 39 gold medals and hosted the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune 2 years earlier.
Total medals: 502
Population: 1.34 billion

 

Isle of man

The Isle of Man participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and have competed in every Games since. They saw their first gold medal in cycling in 1966 and hosted the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011.
Total medals: 12
Population: around 90,000

 

Jamaica

Jamaica participated in their first Commonwealth Games in London, England in 1934 and have competed in almost all Games since then. They have won medals every time they’ve competed and hosted the 1966 Kingston Games.
Total medals: 161
Population: 2.89 million

 

Jersey

Jersey participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and have attended every Games since. Their first gold medal win came in 1990.
Total medals: 4
Population: around 105,000

 

Kenya

Kenya participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and have competed in all Games since, only missing the 1986 Games. Kenya is most famous for its distance runners and 23/25 of their medals won in Glasgow were in athletics!
Total medals: 237
Population: 49.7 million

 

Kiribati

Kiribati participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. They were the first ever team to be sent beyond the Pacific for a competition. The countries first gold medal in any sporting event came in Glasgow, 2014 from David Katoatau - a weightlifter.
Total medals: 1
Population: around 117,000

 

Lesotho

Lesotho participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974 and have attended all Games since, excluding 1982. They won their first ever medal in the men’s marathon in 1998 and it was a gold! Lesotho have had athletes compete in athletics, boxing, cycling, squash, swimming and table tennis.
Total medals: 3
Population: 2.23 million

 

Malawi

Malawi participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970 and have competed in all Games since. They won a bronze in boxing in their first Commonwealth Games.
Total medals: 3
Population: 18.6 million

 

Malaysia

Malaysia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966. They have won medals in every Games they attended but won their highest number of gold and silver medals in 1998 when they hosted the Games.
Total medals: 205
Population: 31.6 million

 

Malta

Malta participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and have attended all Games except 3 since then. They have won medals in judo and shooting.
Total medals: 6
Population: over 465,300

 

Mauritius

Maurituis participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and didn’t win their first medals until 1998 – all of these medals were won in boxing.
Total medals: 13
Population: 1.27 million

 

Montserrat

Montserrat participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada in 1994 and have attended every Games since.
Total medals: 0
Population: just over 5,000

 

Mozambique

Mozambique participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998 where they won a gold and silver in womens track races. They also won 2 medals in 2014 in womens para-athletics and boxing.
Total medals: 6
Population: 30.45 million

 

Namibia

Namibia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada in 1994 and have attended every Games since. They won a gold and bronze in their first Games and have won many medals since.
Total medals: 20
Population: 2.6 million

 

Naura

Nuara participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990 where they won 1 gold and 2 silver. All their medal winnings to date have been in weightlifting.
Total medals: 30
Population: just over 11,000

 

New Zealand

New Zealand participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and are 1 of 6 nations to compete in every Games since they started. They have also hosted the Games on three occasions. When the country first hosted the Games in 1950, they won 58 medals.
Total medals: 655
Population: 4.8 million

 

Nigeria

Nigeria participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1950 where they won a silver in men’s high jump. They have won medals in every Games they’ve taken part in with 1994 being their most successful, taking home 37 medals.
Total medals: 236
Population: 190.9 million

 

Niue

Niue participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England in 2002. They compete in athletics, boxing, rugby sevens and shooting.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 2,000

 

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1986. Their first medal win came in lawn bowls in 1994 and they have competed in all Games since then.
Total medals: 2
Population: around 2,000

 

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and have taken place in all Games since, except 1950. They have won a medal at every Games they’ve attended, winning their first gold medals in 1954 in lawn bowls and shooting.
Total medals: 125
Population: 1.85 million

 

Pakistan

Pakistan participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 where they won 6 medals. They competed from 1954 to 1970 and then not again until 1990.
Total medals: 74
Population: 197 million

 

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia in 1962 and have competed in all Games since, excluding 1986. They won a bronze medal in boxing in their first Games and 2014 saw one of their female weightlifters win Gold and break a Games Record.
Total medals: 14
Population: 8.5 million

 

Rwanda

Rwanda participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India in 2010 with athletes in athletics, boxing, road cycling and swimming. Their first medal was in 2017 at the Bahamas Youth Games, bringing home a bronze in women’s beach volleyball.
Total medals: 1
Population: 12.2 million

 

Samoa

Samoa participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974 and have attended all Games since, except 1986. They hosted the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2015.
Total medals: 24
Population: almost 200,000

 

Scotland

Scotland participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and are 1 of 6 nations to compete in all Games since they began. Their best Games was at home in 2014 where they won a total of 53 medals. Before this they held the 1986 + 2000 Games.
Total medals: 451
Population: 5.4 million

 

Seychelles

Seychelles participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990 and have attended all Games since. Their first medal came in boxing in 1994.
Total medals: 7
Population: just over 95,370

 

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 and have attended a majority of Games since.
Total medals: 0
Population: 7.56 million

 

Singapore

Singapore participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1950 and have attended all Games since. Their best Games was 2010 where they took home 30 medals, 10 of which were gold.
Total medals: 95
Population: 5.6 million

 

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia in 1982 and have only missed the 1986 Games since.
Total medals: 1
Population: around 615,000

 

South Africa

South Africa participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and have attended most Games since. Their best Games was Manchester 2002 where they took home 46 medals.
Total medals: 389
Population: 57.7 million

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Sydney, Australia in 1938 where they won gold in boxing. They also won gold in men’s weightlifting in 2006.
Total medals: 19
Population: 21.4 million

 

St. Helena

St. Helena participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia in 1982. This is one of the most remote participants of the Commonwealth Games and can only be accessed by boat.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 5,000

 

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978. They won their first medal in Manchester 2002.
Total medals: 1
Population: around 56,000

 

St. Lucia

St. Lucia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia in 1962 and won their first medal in 2002 for pole vault. The countries first gold medal was won at the 2017 Youth Games in beach football.
Total medals: 4
Population: around 180,000

 

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent & The Grenadines participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in 1958. Their first medal was a bronze in weightlifting in 1970 and 4 years later they won a gold in boxing.
Total medals: 3
Population: around 110,000

 

Tanzania

Tanzania participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia in 1962. They won a medal at every Games from 1970-2006 and brought home their first gold medal in 1974 for athletics.
Total medals: 21
Population: 57.3 million

 

The Gambia

The Gambia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland where they won bronze in men’s high jump. Gambia is the smallest country in West Africa.
Total medals: 1
Population: 2.1 million

 

Tonga

Tonga participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974. Their first medal came in 1994 in weightlifting.
Total medals: 3
Population: over 108,000

 

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago participated in their first Commonwealth Games in London, England in 1934 and have attended all Games since, except 1950 and 1986. They won their first medals in 1954.
Total medals: 55
Population: 1.37 million

 

Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks & Caicos Islands participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978. Their first medal win came in beach volleyball at the 2017 Youth Games.
Total medals: 1
Population: around 36,000

 

Tuvalu

Tuvalu participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England in 2002 with two athletes in table tennis.
Total medals: 0
Population: around 12,000

 

Uganda

Uganda participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 where they won a silver medal in men’s high jump. They have taken part in all Games since, except 1978. Uganda won gold in the 2006 Steeplechase, the first time this event had been held at the Games.
Total medals: 55
Population: 42.9 million

 

Vanuata

Vanuata participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia in 1982.
Total medals: 0
Population: just under 300,000

 

Wales

Wales participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and are 1 of 6 nations to compete in every Games since they began. Commonwealth Games is the biggest platform for Wales to compete on as Wales, wearing the red dragon and not a team GB kit. They have won medals at every Games and had 228 athletes competed at the 2018 Gold Coast Games where the Team brought home their best ever number of medals! Wales also hosted the Games in Cardiff in 1958 where the Queen’s Baton Relay was started.
Total medals: 306
Population: 3.1 million

 

Zambia

Zambia participated in their first Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and have attended many Games since. They won their first gold medal in boxing in 1974.
Total medals: 31
Population: 17.1 million