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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.[1]

1st British Empire Games
Logo 1930 and 1934 BEG.png
Host city Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nations participating 11
Athletes participating 400
Events 59
Opening ceremony 16 August
Closing ceremony 23 August
Officially opened by Lord Willingdon
Main venue Civic Stadium
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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.[2]

The games were opened by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Willingdon on the 16 August.

Contents

SportsEdit

Participating teamsEdit

 
Participating countries

There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   England 25 22 13 60
2   Canada 20 16 18 54
3   South Africa 6 4 8 18
4   New Zealand 3 4 2 9
6   Australia 3 1 1 5
5   Scotland 3 3 5 11
7   Wales 0 2 1 3
8   British Guiana 0 1 1 2
9   Ireland 0 1 0 1
Total 59 57 49 165

VenuesEdit

Notable venues include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation - Commonwealth Games - Introduction". www.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Tigertown Triumphs" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56. 10 June 2006. 
  3. ^ Molly Hayes (2013-07-02). "Jimmy Thompson’s family pushes to keep pool". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 

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Preceded by
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British Empire Games
Hamilton
I British Empire Games
Succeeded by
London