Manchester 2002

The XVII Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester from 25 July – 4 August 2002. It was the largest Commonwealth Games ever held and Team England was victorious in gaining 54 golds, 51 silvers and 60 bronzes, narrowing the gap in the medals table with Australia by a very considerable margin.

The team that was sent to Manchester was the biggest ever fielded and along with 444 competitors, 211 officials were involved in making the Games the success that they were for Team England.

Seventy two nations competed in 14 individual sports and 3 team sports and for the first time elite athletes with a disability participated in Aquatics, Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.                       The success of this integration into the Games is one that is to be repeated at the next Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006.

For full Manchester 2002 results please see CGF website.

For results and information specifically on Team England, an official Team England Handbook and Guide and Official Team England Report are available for £5.00 each.                       Please contact the CGCE for details.