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1930 British Empire Games

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Nations participating  11
Events  59
Closing ceremony  23 August
Athletes participating  400
Opening ceremony  16 August
1930 British Empire Games
Host city  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The 1930 British Empire Games 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.


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.

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


  • Aquatics ()
  • Diving ()
  • Swimming ()
  • Athletics ()
  • Boxing ()
  • Lawn bowls ()
  • Rowing ()
  • Wrestling ()
  • Participating teams

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


    Notable venues include:

  • Prince of Wales Public School - Accommodation
  • Civic Stadium - Athletics, Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool - Aquatics
  • References

    1930 British Empire Games Wikipedia

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