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1950 British Empire Games

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Host city  Auckland, New Zealand
Athletes participating  590
Opening ceremony  4 February
Nations participating  12
Events  87
Closing ceremony  11 February
1950 British Empire Games

The 1950 British Empire Games was the fourth edition of what is now called the Commonwealth Games. It was held in Auckland, New Zealand between 4 and 11 February 1950, after a 12-year gap from the 3rd edition of the games. The main venue was Eden Park, although the closing ceremonies were held at Western Springs Stadium, see New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games. The fourth games were originally awarded to Montreal, Canada and were to be held in 1942 but were cancelled due to World War II.

Contents

Participating teams

(Teams participating for the first time in bold).

Medals by country

At the 1950 British Empire Games all the teams won at least one medal.

Lawn Bowls

All events were for men only.

+ won play offs

Rowing

All events were for men only. The events were held at Lake Karapiro, 160 kilometres (99 mi) south of Auckland. Three special trains took 1500 people to Cambridge on 7 February 1950.

Weightlifting

All events were for men only.

Wrestling

All events were for men only.

References

1950 British Empire Games Wikipedia


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