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Commonwealth Youth Games Stats: Nations who have dominated the event

In 1997, the idea for the Commonwealth Youth Games began to take shape within the Commonwealth Games Federation. By 1998, an agreement was reached to create a smaller version of the Commonwealth Games, focusing specifically on the development and competition of young athletes within the Commonwealth nations. The initiative took place in the form of the Commonwealth Youth Games, an event that would be hosted every four years. The first Games were successfully staged in Edinburgh, Scotland which earned the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The debut of the Commonwealth Youth Games, also known as the Millennium Games, took place in the year 2000. In this inaugural event, fifteen nations came together with 733 athletes to compete across eight sports, for a total of 483 medals. The success of this event cemented its place as a recurring multi-sport competition for young athletes, with the sixth edition being held in Nassau, Bahamas, from July 18 to 23, 2017.

The seventh edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games was initially planned for August 1 to August 7, 2021, in Trinidad and Tobago. However, the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic led to its postponement. Due to the scheduling dates matching with the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the games were further rescheduled from August 4 to 11, 2023. 

The 2023 edition of the competition

The Commonwealth Youth Games 2023, officially referred to as the VII Commonwealth Youth Games and popularly known as Trinbago 2023, is taking place from August 4 to 11, 2023, in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. These games are not only the first to be conducted following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II but also mark the beginning of King Charles III’s reign as the Head of the Commonwealth and the ruling monarch of the Commonwealth Realms since September 8, 2022. Trinbago 2023 is the first time that the Commonwealth Youth Games are being hosted in the Caribbean.

Nations that have dominated the Commonwealth Youth Games

Let’s take a look at the nations that have excelled at the Commonwealth Youth Games since its commencement.

RankNationGoldTotal
1Australia171416
2England157394
3South Africa53203
4India51125
5New Zealand40132
6Scotland35152
7Malaysia2455
8Nauru1922
9Wales1377
10Singapore1239
11Kenya1121
12Canada965
13Northern Ireland946
14Jamaica617
15Nigeria611
16Sri Lanka414
17Samoa421
18Uganda315
19Cyprus314
20Fiji39
21Guernsey33
22Jersey29
23Trinidad and Tobago26
24Botswana210
25Zambia24
26Rwanda23
27Barbados22
28Bahamas113
29Namibia12
30Bangladesh13
30Papua New Guinea13
32Bermuda12
32Ghana12
34Antigua and Barbuda11
35Isle of Man05
36Dominica03
37Cook Islands03
37Solomon Islands03
39British Virgin Islands02
39Saint Lucia02
39Tonga02
42Anguilla01
42Guyana01
42Mozambique01
42The Gambia01
46Mauritius03
47Norfolk Island02
47Turks and Caicos Islands02
49Grenada01
49Saint Kitts and Nevis01
49Seychelles01

(Here Total refers to total medals won including gold, silver, and bronze.)

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