By the time of the 1986 Commonwealth Games I’d been to the Olympics and won a European championships medal and this was almost a good practice for the Olympics coming up, but I still waned to do well at these Games themselves.
There had been some political issues … Continue Reading→
To say that the difference between Hannah Miley’s experiences at the Commonwealth Games of 2010 and 2014 is huge is not an understatement. While the former brought with it the challenges of the environment, the latter imposed a whole different set of pressures. Here she describes facing two very different challenges.
The Commonwealth Games in 1982 were my first senior international and I was very grateful to be selected. You are never quite sure if the selectors are going to add you or not, but as a 17 year old kid from Liverpool, getting the chance to travel to Brisbane was just … Continue Reading→
It was a Commonwealth Games like no other when they travelled to the sub-continent for the 2010 edition. While India put on a great spectacle, the cohort of swimmers was beset by an illness that swept through the teams, making it as much a test of resilience as it was speed in the water.
Lizzie Simmonds was a medal winning member of Team England that year and recalls a games that presented a completely new challenge.
He won three medals in his two appearances for Australia, but the Commonwealth Games were not always plain sailing for Brett Hawke.
We pick up the Commonwealth Games memories thread in Manchester to get his memories of the 2002 edition before moving to Melbourne in 2006, as Brett recalls the suit malfunctions and health scares that led him to think he was cursed.