The Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work.
For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.
The CGF, headquartered in London, is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games. The CGF is the supreme authority in all matters concerning the Commonwealth Games. In effect, the CGF “owns” the Commonwealth Games in the same way as the International Olympic Committee “owns” the Olympic Games. The governance of the CGF is through the General Assembly and the Executive Board of the Federation. Ultimate authority lies with the General Assembly of member countries and territories, which meets once per year. The Executive Board consists of the Officers of the CGF and a Regional Vice President from each of the CGF` six regions.
The Commonwealth Games is awarded to a Commonwealth Games Association's (CGA's) candidate city by the CGF at its General Assembly. This city is chosen seven years in advance of the eventual hosting. The CGF entrusts the CGA of the Host Country with the organisation of the Games.
Through the mechanisms of its Constitution, regulations, rules of conduct, Host City Contract, manuals and knowledge management programmes, the CGF facilitates the preparation for and conduct of the Games while fulfilling its mission of maintaining the integrity of the Commonwealth Games. It also provides an interface between International Federations and CGAs and ensures their complete cooperation during the Games.
For more information on the CGF, log onto www.thecgf.com