Filming will make a comeback Commonwealth Games 2026 program but wrestling has been removed from the list of sports for the next edition to be held in Victoria, Australia.

The shoot had been on the CWG schedule since 1966 but was left out of the 2022 edition in Birmingham. Wrestling will not take place at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1930.

Archery, which has only participated in the CWG twice in 1982 and 2010, and judo were also not included.

The return of shooting at the commonwealth games bodes well for India.

India is the second most successful shooting nation in the CWG, winning 135 medals – 63 gold, 44 silver and 28 bronze. Australia is the most successful nation with 171 medals.

India is also the second most successful wrestling team at the CWG with 114 medals – 49 gold, 39 silver and 26 bronze. Canada leads the count with 147 medals.

At Birmingham 2022, wrestling brought India the most medals. They won 12 medals, including six gold.

Golf, BMX and coastal rowing are set to make their debuts at Victoria 2026. A total of 22 sports will be showcased at the event.

Women’s T20 cricket, which made its CWG debut at Birmingham 2022, will also feature in the Victoria edition of the Games. Australia are defending champions after beating India in the final earlier this year.

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will take place in multiple cities across Victoria from March 17-29. The opening ceremony will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

2026 Commonwealth Games Sports in Victoria

  • Water sports (swimming, para-swimming and diving)

  • Athletics and para-athletics

  • Badminton

  • 3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball

  • Boxing

  • Beach volleyball

  • coastal rowing

  • Cricket T20 (Women)

  • Cycling (BMX) Cycling (MTB)

  • Cycling (road)

  • Cycling (track and para-track)

  • Golf

  • Artistic Gymnastics)

  • Hockey

  • Lawn bowls and para lawn bowls

  • netball

  • Rugby 7s

  • Shooting & Parasport Shooting

  • To crush

  • Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis Triathlon & Para Triathlon

  • Weightlifting and para-powerlifting

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