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Re: Commonwealth Games

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:10 am
by mikesiva
How did West Indian countries do in the medal table?

Jamaica - 10 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze = 22

Grenada - one gold, one bronze = 2

Trinidad - three silver, five bronze = 8

Barbados - one bronze

St Lucia - one bronze

Total - 11 gold, seven silver, 16 bronze = 34

A combined West Indies athletics team finishes on top of the athletics medal table....

1) West Indies - 11 gold, seven silver, 16 bronze = 34

2) Kenya - 10 gold, 10 silver, three bronze = 23

3) Australia - 8 gold, one silver, three bronze = 12

4) England - five gold, 13 silver, nine bronze = 27

5) Canada - five gold, two silver, 10 bronze = 17

So, this shows that Caribbean track and field athletes are world beaters, unlike Caribbean cricketers, who are mediocre on the world stage....

Commonwealth Games

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:03 am
by Barryfal
I rely solely on Pluto to show any upcoming games. Is there a better and more reliable source. And how about the current 3/24 & 25 weekend? Any games?

Commonwealth Games

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:18 am
by Robertdrark
The sad truth is that nobody much outside the athletes, their friends & families, sporting administrators and the host nation care all that much about the Commonwealth Games. They are getting a bit of news here, but usually only the high profile sports swimming & athletics or if a high profile athlete like Usain Bolt is involved. The fact he has turned up is a bit of a coup as high class sprinters of whom the Commonwealth Games have a few often dont bother.

England is doing well in the medals as part of the hangover from the London Olympics. Australia was similarly dominant one games before & two after Sydney. Effectively being the home nation also helps - you can send a bigger team, especially of disabled athletes. They tend to suffer more from the lack of funding that can prevent travel to such events. It will be interesting to see if Australia can regain dominance in 4 years time when the games are held at the Gold Coast Queensland.

The one cool bit of the CG is that you get to see sporting minnows or nations that either dont compete separately at other events UK or dont actually exist. Self governing territories & colonies such as Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Norfolk Island etc. all get to field teams. That has produced the clear highlight of the games for me. Norfolk island is little known & known for little. it became the home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers when they left Pitcairn island; is the home of author Colleen McCulloch Thorn Birds and a large population of Buffetts, who claim some familial link to the famous musician & the billionaire there is no firm evidence, but both have visited & Jimmy Buffett has performed there. Norfolk Island now has one more claim to fame - its Ladies Lawn Bowls team defeated a South African team captained by a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Probably the biggest thing to happen on the island since its only murder 10 years ago.