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1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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Nations participating  24
Events  91
Closing ceremony  7 August
Athletes participating  662
Opening ceremony  30 July
1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Host city  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 30 July–7 August 1954. These were the first games since the name change from British Empire Games took effect in 1952.

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It was at these games that the "Miracle Mile" took place between Roger Bannister and John Landy at Empire Stadium. This was the first time these two (and at that time the only two) sub-four-minute mile runners appeared in the same race, and also the first time two runners broke four minutes in the same race. On the same afternoon, Jim Peters, the holder of the world best time for the marathon, entered the stadium 17 minutes ahead of his nearest rival, but collapsed on his final lap, and never completed the race.

The games were attended by 24 nations and 662 competitors.

Venues

  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics: Empire Stadium, Hastings Park
  • Bowls: West Point Grey Club, New West Club
  • Boxing: Exhibition Forum, Pacific National Exhibition
  • Cycling: Empire Oval (Track), 1155 East Broadway (Road)
  • Fencing: Lord Byng School, West Point Grey
  • Rowing: Vedder Canal, Chilliwack
  • Swimming and Diving: Empire Pool, University of British Columbia, West Point Grey
  • Weightlifting: Exhibition Gardens, Pacific National Exhibition
  • Wrestling: Kerrisdale Arena
  • Athletes' Village: University of British Columbia, West Point Grey
  • Participating teams

    24 teams were represented at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
    (Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

    References

    1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Wikipedia


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