Commonwealth Games: Five facts

Five Commonwealth Games facts ahead of the expected announcement in Auckland Wednesday that South African city Durban will host the 2022 event: 

AFP| Updated: Sep 01, 2015, 06:39 AM IST

Durban: Five Commonwealth Games facts ahead of the expected announcement in Auckland Wednesday that South African city Durban will host the 2022 event: 

-- The Games were previously called the British Empire Games, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the British Commonwealth Games

-- The multi-sport event has been staged every four years since 1930 , apart from the cancellation of the 1942 and 1946 editions because of World War II

-- While many Olympic sports are included, there are also competitions for sports popular in Commonwealth countries like lawn bowls and netball

-- Only six countries -- Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales -- have competed at all 20 Games

-- Australia topped the medals table at 12 Commonwealth Games, England achieved the feat seven times and Canada once