In 2018 the 21st Commonwealth Games took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Seventy-one nations competed in 275 events across 18 sports. It was the fifth Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia, after earlier events in Sydney in 1938, Perth in 1962, Brisbane in 1982 and Melbourne in 2006.

First proposed in 1891, the 1930 British Empire Games held in Ontario, Canada was the first of what later become known as the Commonwealth Games. Interrupted by war, the games have been held every four years since.

This collection features news story highlights from the competitions held in Australia in 1938, 1962, 1982 and 2006.