The Commonwealth Games is a quadrennial multi-sport gathering that brings nations together in the celebration of sport and human performance. In addition to the 54 members of the Commonwealth, 17 overseas territories, island states and crown dependencies take part in the Games in their own capacity. These include the Home Nations of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and places such as Bermuda, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands. Each of these nations/territories has a Commonwealth Games Association. Each of these Commonwealth Games Associations have exclusive authority to send athletes to participate in the Commonwealth Games. Underpinned by the core values of humanity, equality and destiny, the Games aim to unite the Commonwealth family through a glorious festival of sport. Often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’, the event is renowned for inspiring athletes to compete in the spirit of friendship and fair play.
XIX Commonwealth Games - 2010
The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Delhi 2010, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. The Queen's Baton Relay began when the baton, which contains Elizabeth II's message to the athletes, left Buckingham Palace on 29 October 2009. The baton arrived at the 2010 Games opening ceremony on 3 October 2010, after visiting the other 54 nations of the Commonwealth and travelling throughout India, reaching millions of people to join in the celebrations for the Games.
A total of 4352 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports across 272 events. The Chef De Mission of the Maldives contingent for the 2010 Commonwealth Games was Hussain Mohamed from Volleyball Association of Maldives. Ahmed Mohamed from Badminton Association of Maldives was appointed as the General Manager.
XX Commonwealth Games - 2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Glasgow 2014, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Commonwealth Games as governed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). It took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. 71 nations participated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with approximately 4,950 competing in 18 different sports. The Queen's Baton Relay began its 190,000 km journey on 9 October 2013. The baton travelled via 70 nations and territories over 288 days before opening the games on 23 July 2014.
The Chef De Mission of the Maldives contingent for the 2014 Commonwealth Games was Ismail Razeen from Maldives Pool Billiard Association. Mona Abbas representing the Women’s Commission of Maldives was appointed as the General Manager of the Games. Flagbearer at the opening ceremony of the Games was Hassan Saaid from Athletics Association of Maldives.