Beautiful pictures from the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (19 photos)
Prototype of the future of the Games began in 1911, when in honor of the coronation of King George V were organized British Empire Games, which were held competitions in boxing, wrestling, swimming and athletics, which was attended by then-dependent Canada, Australia and South Africa. < br />
Commonwealth Games (Eng. Commonwealth Games) - international multi-sport event of the Commonwealth nations that are held every four years, and the number of participants and volume of speeches second only to the Olympics.