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Shooting Included For Commonwealth Games 2026

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CWF) and Commonwealth Games Australia 5 October announced the games to be included in the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The Games will comprise 26 events spanning a total of 20 sports, including 9 para-sports. Wrestling has not found a place in these games.

This is the first time since 2010 that wrestling has not found a place in the CWG Games. Overall, this is only the fourth time in the 92-year history of the Commonwealth Games, which began in 1930, that wrestling has been out of the Commonwealth Games.

Wrestling was not included in the Commonwealth Games only three times – 1990 Auckland, 1998 Kuala Lumpur, and 2006 Melbourne.

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Shooting Included For Commonwealth Games 2026

Shooting or Shooting has been included in the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The shooting was not included in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. That is, after 4 years of shooting, CWG will return.

In the meeting held in April 2022, the CGF and Commonwealth Games Australia did not include wrestling as well as shooting in the list of 2026 CWG Games. The shooting was later included in the 2026 CWG Games after several rounds of meetings.

The reason for not getting a place for shooting at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, was told by the British authorities to the logistics. In fact, Birmingham lacked good shooting ranges and Britain had not shown interest in investing in new shooting ranges. That’s why he didn’t include shooting in the 2022 CWG.

Following the strong performance of Australian shooters in recent days, the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) as well as Shooting Australia had pushed for the inclusion of shooting in the 2026 CWG.

In the end, this effort paid off and the shooting got involved in CWG 2026. Also, unlike Birmingham, there are many good shooting ranges in Victoria, Australia.

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