Friday, July 25, 2014

Commonwealth Findings

5 Facts that I already know about the Commonwealth Games:
1
It is held in England this year.
2
There will be sports like sprints, swimming, and gymnastics.
3
New Zealand is competing in the games.
4
Some record-holders will also be competing.
5
The winner will get a gold medal.


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10 new facts that I found out about the Commonwealth Games:
1
Hamilton in Canada held the first Commonwealth Games in 1930. Over 400 people competed in it. Link: http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
2
Only 6 countries have competed in all the Games. Those countries are New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Wales, and England. Link: http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
3
In 1942 and 1946, the Games were cancelled due to WWII. Link: http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
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Greg Yelavich, won twelve medals in seven games from the years 1986 to 2010. He was a sports shooter.Link: http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
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There are some sports like Squash and Lawn bowls. Link: http://www.gameonscotland.org/glasgow2014/events/index.asp
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There is a Youth Commonwealth Games in 2015. It will be held in Samoa. Link: http://www.hie.co.uk/regional-information/2014/100-facts-about-the-games.html
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Australia has 803 gold medals, and is the only nation to have over 2,000 medals in total. Link: http://www.hie.co.uk/regional-information/2014/100-facts-about-the-games.html
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Gambia and the Norfolk Islands sit at the bottom in medals with only one bronze medal. Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2290636/Commonwealth-Games-2014--Facts-Figures.html

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