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    Commonwealth games - revives the memory of British Empire's Colonial legacy

    Commonwealth games was first started in the year 1930. The games are being conducted in different sports once every four years. There are totally 61 Countries in the member list including India in the Commonwealth Nations. In other words these countries were the colonies of British Empire.

    The commonwealth games brings back the memory of Colonial rule by the British empire. Do we need such games to continue which reminds and revives the past memory that we were colonies of British?
  • #661474
    Commonwealth games need not be continued in the same format with the same name. They can include some more Nations and change the name of the tournament. Then they can continue. Of course, there is no requirement of continuing the same. Already the Olympics are there. Asian games are there and other tournaments for individual games are also there. So there will not be any problem if that series is stopped.
    But personally, I feel continuing them is good as encouragement to various games and sports.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #661493
    These were basically the countries where the Britishers ruled but it has no relevance now and they can generalise it by some other name.

    In any case it is a good platform for the sport persons to show their calibre and also get an opportunity to sharpen their proficiency in the sports.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #661545
    Though its historical significance is gone but still it is one of the opportunities for the sports persons to showcase their hard work and expertise in a particular game or sport.

    From that angle all the sports persons will like it to stay in one form or other. It is easy to close down a forum but difficult to enact a new. So the countries participating in it can meet and give it a new nomenclature and cover and it can become a big sports activity when more countries join it.

    Knowledge is power.


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