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49, 495,000

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National sports hero
David Beckham (football)

Watch out for
Dwain Chambers (100m)

England traditionally dominate the medal tables along with Australia and Canada.

They were second overall in 1998, collecting a total of 36 golds across a range of sports after sending 357 athletes, the most by any nation.

Did you know?
During his long dominance of the decathlon, Daley Thompson secured three gold medals at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 Commonwealth Games.

He also scooped two Olympic golds in 1980 and 1984.

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