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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A

The Commonwealth Games (Glascow 2014) has the objectives been met?


Author(s): Lawal Yazid Ibrahim and Ahmed Tijjani Yusuf

Abstract: Commonwealth Games a sporting competition bringing together members of the British Empire is a concept that had been talked about amongst commonwealth nations since the rebirth of the Olympics games. The historical antecedent of the commonwealth Games right from its inception in 1930 was first proposed by Reverand Astley Cooper in 1891. As the focus of the paper is to x-ray and discuss whether the objectives of the founding fathers of the games was met; the following objectives of the Games were emphasized. To serve as a linking force between developed and developing commonwealth countries; To help in bridging the gap between the developed and developing commonwealth countries in Sport Development; Exchange of sport research ideas, coaches, equipment and provision of facilities to member countries. Instances of politics within the commonwealth games association, uneven spread of sporting expertise (Hosting right to developing member countries) and racial inclinations has been the major problems affecting the games. The paper went further to recommend that for the commonwealth games objectives to be achieve, hosting the games should be shared amongst member countries and the games should be devoid from all kinds of political inclinations.

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Lawal Yazid Ibrahim and Ahmed Tijjani Yusuf. The Commonwealth Games (Glascow 2014) has the objectives been met?. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 1(4): 25-28.
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