Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games are often called the Friendly Games and brings together the athletes from 71 nations and territories every four years.  First held in 1930, the Commonwealth Games are now the third largest sporting event in the world after the Olympic and Asian Games. Unlike the Olympic Games, the home nations compete separately - Scotland is one of only six nations to have competed at every Games. 

In New Delhi in 2010, Team Scotland won 26 medals, seven of them in the swimming pool: Robbie Renwick and Hannah Miley won Gold, Michael Jamieson (x2) and Sean Fraser won Silver, and David Carry and Lauren Smith won Bronze.

Glasgow 2014 saw an incredible six days of swimming action with Scotland’s Bravehearts thrilling their home crowd with a superb tally of ten medals  (three Golds, three Silvers and four Bronzes) from the XX Commonwealth Games. 

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