1930 British Empire Games(Redirected from 1930 Commonwealth 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 16–23 August 1930.
|Host city||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Opening ceremony||16 August|
|Closing ceremony||23 August|
|Officially opened by||Lord Willingdon|
|Athlete's Oath||Percy Williams|
|Main venue||Civic Stadium|
The events included athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming, and wrestling. Women competed only in aquatic events. The opening ceremonies and many events were held at the Civic stadium (later renamed Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton.
The games were opened by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Willingdon on 16 August. Canadian triple jumper Gordon Smallacombe won the first ever gold medal in the history of the Games a few hours later.
There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:
Notable venues include:
- Jamie Bradburn (21 July 2015). "The British Empire Games of 1930". Torontoist.com. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- "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.