The 2014 Commonwealth Games

Posted by Michael Dove on 10 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commonwealth Games is an event that celebrates cultural diversity. Drawing together many nations under the one Commonwealth umbrella, the event attracts participation by people of many different backgrounds and cultures.

As one of the most multicultural societies in the world, how diverse was the Australian Commonwealth Games team? And how does that compare with other diverse Commonwealth nations?

By using OriginsInfo's robust name database to analyse the names of participants in the Commonwealth Games, we concluded that both the Australian team and the teams of other diverse nations were not very representative of the wider national populations, with many cultural backgrounds being under-represented.

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