The British Empire hasn’t been considered an empire for decades now, the British Empire is now considered to be the British Colonies but the fact of the matter is that they still stand as an empire compared to any other nation in the world.
The “Home Nations” for Britain include Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Canada, India and plenty more. The British Colonies or Empire is so large that they hold their own Olympic styled games called “The Commonwealth Games”. Every nation connected to the British Empire participates in the Commonwealth Games, bringing their best athlete’s to the stage to prove that they’re the most athletic nation in the empire.
The Commonwealth Games were originally called “The British Empire Games” and it first took place back in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario. Only eleven countries in the empire participated and just like the Olympic Games the British Empire holds the commonwealth games every four years. After 58 years of being called “The British Empire Games” the name was formally changed to the commonwealth games. This is the first time in twenty eight years that England has dominated the commonwealth games, proving to each one of their brother home nations that they still have what it takes to be a powerful force in Olympic styled sports.
Usian Bolt, the world fastest man alive was one of the athlete’s who attended the commonwealth games. He wanted to win the one medal that he had yet to receive, the end result was his winning with the fastest timed speed that the Commonwealth Games has ever seen.