- What are the Commonwealth Games?
The Commonwealth Games are an international,
multi-sport event that is held every four years as a celebration of sports
excellence and cultural expression. Participants attend from 71 Commonwealth
nations and territories to compete in 16 designated sports, with up to four
additional optional sports that are selected by the host city.
- Who is Hamilton2026 and what does the
Hamilton2026 is a broad-based coalition of
sport organizations, educators, social development agencies, businesses and dedicated
city builders who have joined together to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to
- What sports will be included in the
Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games?
We will release sport information on this
website once further details become available. This information will also be
promoted through our social media and local media.
- Why is Hamilton pursuing the 2026
Games instead of 2030?
In March 2020, Commonwealth Sport Canada
(CSC) named Hamilton as Canada’s Candidate City for the 2030 Commonwealth Games.
Shortly after this selection the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) offered
Hamilton an unprecedented and exclusive offer to host the 2026 Commonwealth
Games outright (no international bid competition). Hosting a smaller 2026
Commonwealth Games reduces the overall public investment compared to a 2030
Commonwealth Games, and it realizes games related sustainable benefits and