Samiksha Jaiswal

1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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Nations participating  35
Events  104
Closing ceremony  1 December
Athletes participating  863
Opening ceremony  22 November
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Host city  Perth, Western Australia, Australia

The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.

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Venues

Most venues other than the specifically constructed Beatty Park, and Perry Lakes Stadium, were existing facilities.

  • Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat
  • Bowls – Dalkeith Nedlands Bowling Club, Dalkeith
  • Boxing – Perry Lakes Boxing Stadium, Floreat
  • Cycling, track – Lake Monger Velodrome, Leederville
  • Cycling, road – Kings Park, Perth
  • Fencing – Victoria Park Army Drill Hall, Victoria Park
  • Rowing – Canning River, Applecross
  • Swimming – Beatty Park, Leederville
  • Weightlifting – South Perth City Hall, South Perth
  • Wrestling – Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth
  • Athletes' Village – Commonwealth Games Village, City Beach
  • Participating teams

    35 teams were represented at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
    (Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

    Medals by country

    Note: The medals used at these Games were the first to have a neck chain. All previous games had their medals in presentation boxes.

    Athletics

    Venue: Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat

    Bowls

    Venue: Dalkeith Nedlands Bowling Club, Dalkeith

    Boxing

    Venue: Perry Lakes Boxing Stadium, Floreat

    Track cycling

    Venue: Lake Monger Velodrome, Ledderville

    Road cycling

    Venue: Kings Park, Perth

    Fencing

    Venue: Victoria Park Army Drill Hall, Victoria Park

    Rowing

    Venue: Canning River, Applecross

    Swimming

    Venue: Beatty Park, Leederville

    Weightlifting

    Venue: South Perth City Hall, South Perth

    Wrestling

    Venue: Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth

    References

    1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Wikipedia


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