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Commonwealth Games Sports

Although there have been many sports held at the Commonwealth Games, the specific sports at each edition of the Games has differed. The Commonwealth Games program is determined by the host nation, and the rules for inclusion of certain sports has changed over the years, resulting in a unique program for each year that the Games have been held.

New rules announced in 2021 state that athletics and swimming are the only compulsory sports for the Commonwealth Games, meaning there is flexibility for organizers to add different and varied disciplines to the program.

All Sports That Have Been On The Program At Least Once

sprint event at the 1982 Commonwealth Gamessprint event at the 1982 Commonwealth Games

Optional Sports which have never been on the program

Recognized Commonwealth Games Sports

These sports are recognized by the Commonwealth Games Federation, but are not currently at the level for possible inclusion at the Commonwealth Games.

Possible New Sports

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