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The Can-America Games between Cambridge (Ontario, Canada) and Saginaw (Michigan, United States) Townships provide organized competitive events for male and female participants, 9 years and older.
Venues 1930 Hamilton (CAN), 1934 London (ENG), 1938 Sydney (AUS), 1950 Auckland (NZL), 1954 Vancouver (CAN), 1958 Cardiff (WAL), 1962 Perth (AUS), 1966 Kingston (JAM), 1970 Edinburgh (SCO), 1974 Christchurch (NZL), 1978 Edmonton (CAN), 1982 Brisbane (AUS), 1986 Edinburgh (SCO), 1990 Auckland (NZL), 1994 Victoria (CAN), 1998 Kuala Lumpur (MAS), 2002 Manchester (ENG), 2006 Melbourne (AUS)
The Maccabiah Games, sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Olympics", were first held in the midst of a worldwide depression. 390 athletes and 14 nations competed, figures similar to the participation in the very first Olympic Games 36 years before. The Maccabi movement, named for Judah (The Hammer) Maccabee, was initiated in 1895-96 when the first all-Jewish Maccabi gymnastics club was formed in Constantinople. By the end of World War I, more than 100 Maccabi-style clubs existed in Europe. The first Maccabiah Games, featuring 13 countries and 300 athletes, was held in 1932. World events forced the delay of the third Maccabiah Games, scheduled for 1938, until 1950. The Maccabiah Games have been a quadrennial event since 1957. In 1997, a record 5500 athletes from 53 nations competed in 43 different events.

This category is for sites about Mediterranean Games, an event involving multiple sports, reserved to countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

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Includes sites about Mediterranean Games. This event features many Olympic sports in which compete athletes from countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
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Sites about the Olympic Games in general, including the history of the Games.
The South Asian Federation Games (SAF Games) are a regional mini competition for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The world "Universiade" comes from "university" and "Olympiad," and means Olympic games for students. The first World Student Games were held in Paris in 1923. Following the Paris Games, competitions with participants from around the world were held in many places in Europe. The 1939 games were in Monaco and Vienna in the years previous. The International Confederation of Students in the West and the International Students Union in the East began separate games. It was not until 1957 that athletes from both the Western and Eastern blocks met to compete in joint games held in Paris. Two years later in 1959, the first "Universiade" was held in Turin under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Since then, the event has been known as "Universiade."
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