Basketball is an optional sport in the Commonwealth Games and made its debut at Melbourne 2006. In Melbourne the medal winning nations were identical in both men’s and women’s competitions with hosts Australia taking gold, New Zealand silver and England bronze. The sport made its return for the Gold Coast 2018 Games where Australia again took both gold medals and Scotland had a strong showing, finishing 4th.
Basketball is once again on the sport programme for Birmingham 2022, this time in a 3 x 3 format. Wheelchair Basketball is set to make its Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham and will also be a 3 x 3 event.