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The Olymics are open to athletes from every country in the world. The Commonwealth Games are open only to athletes from the countries and dependencies that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.Also, the competetion can include different sports, and the games are held at different times and palces.

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Q: What is the deffrence between the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games?
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What is rhe differents between the commonwealth games and the olympic games?

The difference is the Commonwealth Games is only open to the members of the Commonwealth of Nations while the Olympic Games are open to the entire world.


What is the difference between the commonwealth Games and the olympic Games?

The two games are run by different organizing committee and held at different times. The countries competing in the Commonwealth Games are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly called the British Commonwealth. The Olympic games are a world wide event, open to most countries.


Difference between Commonwealth games Olympic games and Asian games?

The differences are the Olympic Games are open to all 201 countries that are members of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the Commonwealth Games are only open to countries under the British monarchy and the Asian Games are exclusive to the Asian Continent and it's countries.


What is the main different between commonwealth games and the olympic games?

The Commonwealth games are of those countries that are a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which there are 53 countries. They are mainly countries that were in the British Empire. Olympics is the whole world.


What is the difference between th olympic games and the commonwealth games?

they are two deferent competitions both games are only for the unprofessional players but the commonwealth games are only for countries that used to be in the commonwealth =)


Did Russia play any games at the Commonwealth or the Olympic Games?

Russia is not a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and so is not eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Games. Russia is a major participant in the Olympic Games.


What would happen if the commonwealth games became more popular than the Olympic games?

This is unlikely to happen as the Commonwealth games are limited to countries from the British Commonwealth and are therefore a lot smaller than the Olympic Games.


What is the difference between the Olympics games and the commonwealth games?

The only real difference is the countries that are invited to participate. All countries that have a National Olympic Committee may send athletes to the Olympic Games. All countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations or are a territory of a member of the Commonwealth of Nations may send athletes to the Commonwealth Games. There are a few sports competed in the Commonwealth Games that are not competed in the Olympics (lawn bowls, squash, and netball). Olympic sports canoeing, sailing, and volleyball have never been competed in the Commonwealth Games.


Is squash a olympic or commonwealth games sport?

Squash is only a Commonwealth Games sport.


Has america ever hosted the Olympic commonwealth games?

No, America has never hosted the Commonwealth Games as they are not part of the Commonwealth of Nations.


What is the difference between the commonwealth games and the Olympics?

The main differences between the Olympic and Commonwealth Games are:The counties that can compete; the olympic games are open to vistually every country in the world while the commonnwealth games are only open to counties in the British CommonwealthThe events that are included are different, with less sports being in the commonwealth games however there are some events that are in the commonwealth games and not in the Olympics (e.g. lawn bowls)The Olympics started in 1896 while the commonwealth games didn't start until 1930The olympic games last occured in 2008 and will next be in 2012 while the commonwealth games last occured in 2006 and will next be in 2010.The Olympics last 3 weeks while the commonwealth games last 2 weeks


When did Hitler attended Commonwealth Games to show aryan suppremacy?

Never. He attended the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, not the Commonwealth Games.


How often are the Commonwealth Games played?

The Commonwealth Games are played every 4 years. The same 4 years as the Winter Olympic Games.


Is squash an Olympic sport?

No, but it is a sport in the Commonwealth games.


What would consequences be if commonwealth games became more popular than Olympics?

This is unlikely to happen as the Commonwealth games are limited to countries from the British Commonwealth and are therefore a lot smaller than the Olympic Games.


How many years between commonwealth games?

There are 2 years between each commonwealth games.


When did New Zealand first host the olympic games?

NZ has never hosted the Olympic Games. However NZ did host the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, in 1990.


Is lawn bowls an olympic sport?

Sadly, lawn bowls is not an Olympic sport. But it is played in the commonwealth games.


Why do the commonwealth games continue?

The commonwealth games are a very successful sporting even that occurs every 4 years for members of the British Commonwealth. The games are significantly cheaper to host than the Olympic games and therefore can be hosted by smaller cities and countries than the olympic bringing the benefits to countries that need it. The next games are due to be held in Delhi in 2010.


How many years are there between the Commonwealth games?

Each Commonwealth Games has an interval of four years in between.


What is the prize for the third place at the olympic and the commonwealth games?

bronze metal


Is netball in the 2012 Olympic games?

No. Although Netball is an Olympic-recognized competition, there are no plans yet for it to be included in an Olympiad. It has been played in the Commonwealth Games.


Where will the 2010 oylimpic games be held?

Firstly olympic is not spelt oylimpic secondary there are no olympic or commonwealth games that have or are going to be held in 2010


Is Delhi ready for the Olympics Games after the Commonwealth Games?

yas India have every thing which required for org. Olympic games


What are two main differences between the Olympics and the commonwealth games?

1. The Olympic Games is open to basically any country that wishes to attend, but the Commonwealth Games is limited to members of the British 'Commonwealth', which basically means the 'countries' that make up the United Kingdom* and former colonies. This numbers about 70 countries, however. 2. There are no winter games; it is purely a summer event. (3. Nobody outside the Commonwealth cares about them.) * Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England enter as separate countries, as they do for World Cup soccer. For the Olympic Games, they enter together as the United Kingdom.