1930 British Empire Games
The 1930 British Empire Games (French: Jeux de l'Empire britannique de 1930) were the first of what later become known as the Commonwealth Games, and were held in Hamilton, in the province of Ontario in Canada from August 16–23, 1930.
|Host city||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Opening ceremony||16 August|
|Closing ceremony||23 August|
|Officially opened by||Lord Willingdon|
|Main venue||Civic Stadium|
The events included athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming, and wrestling. The opening ceremonies and many events were held at the Civic stadium (later renamed Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton.
There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:
Notable venues include:
- "Commonwealth Games Federation - Commonwealth Games - Introduction". www.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
- "Tigertown Triumphs" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56. 10 June 2006.
- Molly Hayes (2013-07-02). "Jimmy Thompson’s family pushes to keep pool". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2013-11-21.