11 SEPTEM­BER 1998

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Commonwealth -

MALAYSIA HOSTS THE COM­MON­WEALTH GAMES

The 16th Com­mon­wealth Games held its Open­ing Cer­e­mony in Kuala Lumpur, the first Asian city to host the games. Pre­vi­ously known as the Bri­tish Em­pire Games and Bri­tish Com­mon­wealth Games, this in­ter­na­tional multi-sport event has been draw­ing ath­letes from the Com­mon­wealth of Na­tions every four years since 1930. The games are man­aged by the Com­mon­wealth Games Fed­er­a­tion (CGF), which not only con­trols the sport­ing pro­gramme, but also the se­lec­tion of the host cities – Malaysia was the eighth na­tion to host the games.

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