On Tuesday 21 January UKOTA held two important meetings in Parliament for its members. The first was a meeting with the recently elected Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP. Sir Lindsay has been a strong supporter of the UK’s Overseas Territories throughout his time in the House of […] Read more...
Overseas Territories at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
This summer sports men and women from the UK Overseas Territories competed in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, joining the total 71 nations and territories who took part, competing in 18 different sports. Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos all had teams participating. The Falkland Islands fielded their largest ever team, with over 22 athletes, and competed in shooting, badminton and lawn bowls.
The Games are an international event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. First held in 1930, the Games have taken place taken place every four years since then, with the exception of 1942 and 1946. Apart from many Olympic sports, the games also include some sports that are played predominantly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, netball and rugby.
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