As a multi-sport event, competitions held during a given the Commonwealth Games usually take placed in different venues located across the host city and its metropolitan area. However, some Commonwealth competitions may be held outside the host metropolitan area, and instead in other regions of the host country.
One venue is designated as the big centrepiece stadium of the games. Traditionally as at the Summer Olympic Games, the opening and closing ceremonies and the Athletics competitions are held in this Stadium.
There were also 3 Commonwealth Winter Games held in St Moritz 2 years after the summer Commonwealth Games, and 4 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games held immediately before and after the summer Commonwealth Games. Both events have now been discontinued, but since 2002 athletes with a disability have competed as full members of their nation teams at the Commonwealth Games.
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Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
Commonwealth Winter Games