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1934 British Empire Games

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Host city  London, England
Athletes participating  500
Opening ceremony  4 August
Nations participating  17
Events  68
Closing ceremony  11 August
1934 British Empire Games

The 1934 British Empire Games were the second of what is now known as the Commonwealth Games, held in England from 4–11 August 1934. The host city was London, with the main venue at Wembley Park, although the track cycling events were in Manchester. Seventeen national teams took part, including the Irish Free State (the only Games in which they participated, although at the 1930 Games a team representing the whole of Ireland competed).


The 1934 Games had originally been awarded to Johannesburg, South Africa, but were changed to London because of concerns (particularly from Canada) about the way South Africa would treat black and Asian athletes.

Six sports were featured in the Games: athletics in White City Stadium; boxing, wrestling, and aquatics (swimming and diving) in the Empire Pool and Arena, Wembley; cycling in Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester; and lawn bowls at Paddington and Temple. Women's events in athletics were held; the previous games had women's events only in swimming.

Participating teams

(Teams participating for the first time in bold).

Lawn Bowls

All events were for men only.


All events were for men only.


1934 British Empire Games Wikipedia

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