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2002 Commonwealth Games

Opening Ceremony ... 25 July 2002 Host City ... Manchester, England Closing Ceremony ... 4 Aug 2002
Participants ... 3,690 athletes, 72 Commonwealth Nations

2002 Commonwealth GamesOfficial opening by Queen Elizabeth II. There were 247 events in 17 sports.
The Slogan was The Spirit of Friendship

Mascot of the 2002 Commonwealth GamesThe 2002 Commonwealth Games was the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in England. The City Of Manchester Stadium, built for the Games, was the location of the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletic and Rugby 7's events.

The official mascot for this year's Games was "Kit", a unique animal design - part cat and part lion. The mascot represents the characteristics of Manchester's personality - youthful, vibrant, and friendly.

Disabled competitions were held in athletics, bowls, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting (powerlifting) and their medals added to the final tally for each nation.

Top 20 Countries By Total Medals

Host country listed in bold, Australia in green.
 

Country Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total
11 Jamaica 4 6 7 17
12 Kenya 4 8 4 16
13 Nauru 2 5 8 15
14 Singapore 4 2 7 13
15 Cameroon 9 1 2 12
16 Bahamas 4 0 4 8
17 Pakistan 1 3 3 7
18 Northern Ireland 2 2 1 5
19 Namibia 1 0 4 5
20 Cyprus 2 1 1 4
Country Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total
1 Australia 82 62 62 206
2 England 54 51 60 165
3 Canada 31 41 42 114
4 India 30 22 17 69
5 South Africa 9 20 18 47
6 New Zealand 11 13 21 45
7 Malaysia 7 9 18 34
8 Wales 6 13 12 31
9 Scotland 6 8 16 30
10 Nigeria 5 4 11 20

Participating Teams

Countries attending the games were: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, England, Falkland Islands, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Republic of South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

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