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Commonwealth games 2018: "Share the Dream."

The emblem of 2018 Commonwealth Games is a silhouette of the skyline and landscape of Gold Coast. "Share the dream" is the official motto

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Last updated: 27.03.2018
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The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 4 April to 15 April. The motto of these Commonwealth Games is Share the Dream”. The main venue of the event would be Carrara Stadium. The bid was won by Australia against Hambantota, Sri Lanka with a margin of 43 votes to 27. A total of 275 events in 19 sports will be organized during these games and a total of 70 nations will participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.



The official motto of the 2018 Commonwealth Games is “Share the Dream”. It was chosen to highlight the dreams and experience at the game that were shared by the participants of the games. The emblem of the 2018 Commonwealth Games is a silhouette of the skyline and landscape of Gold Coast. Borobi was named as the mascot of the games in 2016. It is a blue koala with indigenous markings on its body.


Coming to our own nation, India has always been a force to reckon in the Commonwealth Games. In the last edition of the games held at Glasgow, Scotland, India finished fifth in the medals tally with 15 gold, 30 silver, and 30 bronze medals.However India will be participating in almost all sports, but there will be few to look out for.


Indian boxers had a mediocre tournament four years ago at Glasgow. India won 5 medals but wasn’t able to convert their 4 silver medals into gold. However, this time India has named a strong squad which has a perfect balance of youth and experience.


Weightlifting isn’t the most talked about sport in the country, but it has certainly brought a lot of plaudits when it comes to winning medals at the Commonwealth Games. At the last Commonwealth Games, India won 14 medals in weightlifting including 3 golds.


Even though India won four medals at Glasgow, they must have been disappointed with their performance. Ironically, the only gold medallist for India at the event, Parupalli Kashyap won’t be a part of the squad this time. However, with Srikanth Kidambi, P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in top form, India can hope to better their medal tally in Gold Coast.


Wrestling has always been India’s strength when it comes to Commonwealth Games. India won 13 medals including 5 gold, the most in any sport in 2014. The wrestling team will look to keep its strong record at the Commonwealth Games intact.


Shooting has been India’s forte in the Commonwealth Games. Indian shooters have always brought glory to the nation by their terrific performance. The 2014 Commonwealth Games were no different as India won 17 medals.

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