Commonwealth Dragons [Radio Wales]

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20101004

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

Carolyn learns why Wales's first gold medal went to England and how Cardiff hosted the 1958 Friendly Games.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games. Carolyn learns why Wales's first gold medal went to England and how Cardiff hosted the 1958 Friendly Games.

20101005

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

Lynn Davies, Ron Jones and rugby legend JJ Williams remember the Games of the 1960s and 1970s.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games. Lynn Davies, Ron Jones and rugby legend JJ Williams remember the Games of the 1960s and 1970s.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

Lynn Davies, Ron Jones and rugby legend JJ Williams remember the Games of the 1960s and 1970s.

20101006

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

Berwyn Price describes his time at Edmonton 1978 and Carolyn meets triple gold medallist Kirsty Wade.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games. Berwyn Price describes his time at Edmonton 1978 and Carolyn meets triple gold medallist Kirsty Wade.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

Berwyn Price describes his time at Edmonton 1978 and Carolyn meets triple gold medallist Kirsty Wade.

20101011

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

A wide range of Welsh atheletes and sporting heroes relive their Commonwealth experiences.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games. A wide range of Welsh atheletes and sporting heroes relive their Commonwealth experiences.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

A wide range of Welsh atheletes and sporting heroes relive their Commonwealth experiences.

04/10/2010
04/10/201020101007

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

05/10/2010
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06/10/2010
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11/10/2010
11/10/201020101015
Commonwealth Dragons20180402

The story of Welsh athletes in the Commonwealth Games from 1930 to the present day.

Carolyn Hitt presents the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games

Carolyn Hitt explores the story of Wales in the Commonwealth Games from the biggest names to the less famous faces who played their part in Welsh success.
As the current team prepare to compete in this year's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, we hear how Wales is one of just six countries to have competed in every Games since 1930.

Colin Jackson, Iwan Thomas, Lynn Davies, Kirsty Wade, Nicole Cooke and Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson recall why competing for Wales is different to wearing the GB vest and we delve deep into the archives to hear stories including the tale of Wales' first ever gold medallist.

In 1938 Jim Alford became the first athlete in a Welsh vest to strike gold in the Empire Games, winning the mile in Sydney, on the grass track of the cricket ground. He was also the manager, captain and cook for the six-strong Welsh team that went down under that year, taking six weeks to do so via Gibraltar, Rome, Bombay and Calcutta. On his return he complained that cash-strapped Wales - who brought home two golds and a silver - were the only team without their own distinctive tracksuit.
The programme looks back on how Wales staged the Empire Games in Cardiff in 1958 - instigating the tradition of the Queen's Baton Relay - and how the home gold medal hero was Howard Winstone who won the men's bantamweight division in the boxing ring.

And we'll hear how Wales has punched above its weight: 10 gold medals in 1990, including the track double of men and women's 110 metre hurdles thanks to Colin Jackson and Kay Morley while in Melbourne 2006, Wales won more medals per head of population than any other country.