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Commonwealth Games Federation
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), currently known as Commonwealth Sport, is the international organisation responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games, often referred to as the ''Friendly Games'', is an international multi-sport event A multi-sport event is an organized sporting Sporting may refer to: *Sport, recreational games and play *Sporting (neighborhood), in ... and Commonwealth Youth Games The Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the Commonwealth Games Federation. The games are held every four years with the current Commonwealth Games format. The first version was held in Edinburgh ..., and is governing body of the Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA). The headquarters of CGF are located in London London is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters ...
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Sports Governing Body
A sports governing body is a sports Sport pertains to any form of competitive Competition arises whenever two or more parties strive for a common goal A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, Planning, plan and co ... organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a of the , originally spoken by the inhabitants of . It is named after the , one of the ancient that migrated from , a peninsu ... that has a regulatory or sanctioning function. Sports governing bodies come in various forms and have a variety of regulatory functions. Examples of this can include disciplinary action for rule infractions and deciding on rule changes in the Sport of athletics, sport that they govern. Governing bodies have different scopes. They may cover a range of sport at an international level, such as the International Olympic Committee and th ...
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Olympic Games
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (french: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes An athlete (also sportsman or sportswoman) is a person who competes in one or more sport Sport pertains to any form of competitive Competition is a rivalry A rivalry is the state of two people or groups engaging in a lasting com ... from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer Summer is the hottest of the four temperate In geography, the temperate climates of Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. About 29% of Earth's surface is land ... and Winter Olympics The ...
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Manikavasagam Jegathesan
Jegathesan Manikavasagam (born 2 November 1943), is often referred to as the ''Flying Doctor of Malaysia'' for his athletic achievements in Asia, despite being firstly a medical student then a doctor. He was an icon in the 1960s, regarded as the "Golden Era" of Malaysian athletics. In his hey day, he was regarded as the fastest man in Asia. He served the government health service for 32 years including the posts of Director of the Institute for Medical Research and Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia Jegathesan is a Medical Researcher; and was appointed Chairman of the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Medical Commission and honorary Medical Advisor for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He served as Chairman of the Medical Council, and the Anti-Doping Commission of the Olympic council of Asia. He also served as the Deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). Sports Involvement Asian Games In 1966, he earned th ...
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Arnaldo De Oliveira Sales
Arnaldo Augusto de Oliveira Sales, Grand Bauhinia Medal, GBM, CBE, Justice of the Peace, JP, Order of Prince Henry, GCIH, (; 13 January 1920 – 6 March 2020) was a Hong Kong/Portuguese sports figure who was chairman of the Hong Kong Olympic Academy and president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. He was for many years the unofficial member of the Urban Council and became its first unofficial chairman from 1973-81. He was also a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee. Biography Sales was born in Shamian Island, Shameen, Guangzhou, Canton in the French concession in about 1920, where his great-great-grandfather had settled. He came to Hong Kong at the age of 8 and attended several Roman Catholic schools, including St Joseph's Branch School, La Salle College and St. Joseph's Seminary and Church, St Joseph's Seminary, Macau. After he returned to Hong Kong, he attended a busine ...
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Tunku Imran
Tunku Tan Sri Dato' Seri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar al-Haj (born 21 March 1948) is a Malaysian sports administrator. He was born as the second son of Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jawi alphabet, Jawi: ; 19 July 1922 – 27 December 2008) was the tenth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia from 26 April 1994 until 25 April 1999 and the tenth Yamtuan Besar, Grand Ruler ..., the elected monarch of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan () is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspa ..., one of the thirteen states of Malaysia The states and federal territories of Malaysia are the principal administrative divisions Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational e ...
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Deputy Lieutenant
In the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth ..., a deputy lieutenant is a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the lord lieutenant A lord-lieutenant () is the British monarch's personal representative in each lieutenancy area of the United Kingdom. Historically, each lieutenant was responsible for organising the county's militia. In 1871, the lieutenant's responsibility over ... of a lieutenancy area Lieutenancy areas are the separate areas of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a syn ...: an English ceremonial county The counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies, ...
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Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the The arts, arts and Science, sciences, work with charitable and welfare Organization, organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, with the most senior two classes making the recipient either a Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom#Modern honours, knight if male or dame (title), dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were originally made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the Self-governance, self-governing Dominions of the British Empire, Empire (later Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth) and the viceroy of India. Nominations continued into the 21st centur ...
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Order Of Distinction
The Order of Distinction is a national order in the Jamaican honours system. It is the sixth in order of precedence of the Orders of Societies of Honour, which were instituted by an Act of Parliament (''The National Honours and Awards Act'') in 1968. The motto of the Order is "Distinction Through Service". The Order of Distinction is conferred upon citizens of Jamaica who have rendered outstanding and important services to Jamaica, or to distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica."National Awards of Jamaica"
Jamaica Information Service, accessed 12 May 2015.
The former are made Members of the Order, and the latter are made Honorary Members. The Order has two ranks: the higher class of Commander, and the lower class of Officer. Commanders take place and precedence immediately after Members and Honorary Members of ...
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Order Of Jamaica
The Order of Jamaica is the fifth of the six orders in the Jamaican honours system. The Order was established in 1969, and it is considered the equivalent of a knighthood in the British honours system. Membership in the Order can be conferred upon any Jamaican citizen of outstanding distinction. Honorary membership in the Order can be conferred upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica. Members and Honorary Members are entitled to:"National Awards of Jamaica"
Jamaica Information Service, accessed May 12, 2015.
* wear the insignia of the Order as a decoration, * be styled "The Honourable", * use the post-nominal letters "OJ" (for Members) or "OJ (Hon.)" (for Honorary Members). The motto of the Order is "For a covenant of the people".


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2022 Commonwealth Games
The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth that is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England. This is due to be the third time England has hosted the Games, after London in 1934 commonwealth games, 1934 and Manchester in 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2002. The Games are expected to take place between 28 July and 8 August 2022. The city was announced as the host by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at a press conference at the Arena Academy in Birmingham on 21 December 2017. Host selection Two cities initially launched bids for the games; Durban and Edmonton. Edmonton withdrew its bid in February 2015, leaving Durban as the only bid to go forward to CGF General Assembly in September 2015. Durban initially secured the right to host the games, as they were the sole bidder for the event. The city previously cons ...
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Kereyn Smith
Kereyn Maree Smith (born 7 November 1960) was the Chief Executive and Secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) from January 2011 to December 2021. She has also held several other roles in sports administration. Early life Smith was born in Clinton, New Zealand, Clinton in the South Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Growing up on a farm, she attended Clinton primary school and South Otago High School. Part of a rugby football, rugby-playing family, she was active in sport. However, her plans to compete at the highest levels ended when, while still at school, she was thrown from a horse, breaking her leg and damaging her knee. After leaving school she obtained a diploma in physical education from the University of Otago, graduating in 1981, and followed this with a diploma in teaching from Christchurch Teachers College, now part of the University of Canterbury, where she played both netball and rugby. Career After obtaining teaching qualificatio ...
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New Zealand
New Zealand ( mi, Aotearoa ''Aotearoa'' (; commonly pronounced by English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which h ... ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or citizenship. A country may be an indepe ... in the southwestern Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbour and support life. 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. T .... It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islan ...
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