THE Commonwealth Games are in full swing in Glasgow with competitors from far and wide taking part in a variety of sports.
Our home nations are represented with England, Wales and Scotland having individual teams while even the likes of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey have their own teams.
Cornwall's own Jemma Simpson will be lining up on the start line in the 1,500m on Monday representing England - but should she be representing Cornwall? Has the time now come for Cornwall to have its own individual team taking part in these games?
In 2004 Campaign Kernow made an application for Cornwall to be included in its own right in the Commonwealth Games but its bid failed.
Despite this setback campaigners continued with their battle, even suggesting that they might take their fight to the courts.
Now, with the Cornish recognised as a national minority under The Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities there is surely more weight to a claim that Cornwall should be able to enter its own team into the Commonwealth Games.
Size is no issue with the smallest nation to enter the games this year being South Pacific island of Niue which, with a population of 1,190, is equivalent to a small Cornish parish. The island has 26 competitors in Glasgow competing in weightlifting, athletics, shooting and lawn bowls.
And ability should be no barrier as 19 countries have never won a Commonwealth Games medal, including Eastern Caribbean island Montserrat.
Incredibly any potential entrants for a Cornwall team would not even have to have ever been here according to the BBC Sport website Michael Reive, a member of the Falkland Islands’ lawn bowls team, has never set foot on the islands he represents!
So, what do you think? Should Cornwall have its own team at the Commonwealth Games? Would you feel pride to see the Cornish flag being carried proudly into the next opening ceremony in Australia in 2018?
Let us know below.