The quadrennial event will also see the debut of golf and BMX in Victoria.

Shooting makes a return to the 2026 Commonwealth Games after a gap of eight years last held in 2018 in Queensland, Australia. In a major move, wrestling has been removed from the list a sport where India dominates at all the editions.

The host country holds the right to add the events they want to a part from the mandatory ones like Athletics that features in all the Games. At the Birmingham Games, shooting was excluded due to logistics but was scheduled to be held separately in India. Due to the pandemic, the standalone couldn’t be conducted in 2022.

India has a strong contingent in Para Shooting as well. India won several medals along with a gold at the 2020 Tokyo Para Olympics.

The Commonwealth Games Federation has released a list of 22 sports along with nine fully integrated para sports set to feature at the 2026 Commonwealth Games to be held in Victoria.

Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX are set to debut along with other events released by the Commonwealth Games board.

Games included

Athletics and Para Athletics

Aquatics (Diving, Swimming, Para Swimming)

Badminton

3*3 Basketball

3*3 Wheelchair Basketball

Boxing 

Beach Volleyball

Coastal Rowing

T20 Cricket (Women’s)

Cycling (BMX, Road, Track, Para Track)

Golf

Gymnastics

Hockey

Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls

Netball

Para Power Lifting

Rugby 7s

Shooting

Para Shooting 

Squash

Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis

Triathlon and Para Triathlon

Weightlifting

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