The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada. 11 countries sent 400 athletes to take part in six sports and 59 events. Since then, the Games have been conducted every four years. The event has seen many changes, except in its name. After Olympics, Commonwealth Games all the second largest sports festivals in the world. The Commonwealth Games were originally known as the British Empire Games. Melville Marks Robinson founded the games as the British Empire Games. During the 20th and 21st centuries, the evolution of the games movement has resulted in several changes to the Commonwealth Games.