|Host city Kingston, Jamaica|
Athletes participating 1,316 (inc. officials)
Closing ceremony 13 August 1966
|Nations participating 34|
Opening ceremony 4 August 1966
|Events 110 events in 10 sports|
The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 4 to 13 August 1966. This was the first time that the Games had been held outside the so-called White Dominions. Kingston was elected host in Rome, Italy at the 1960 Summer Olympics. The vote was Kingston: 17, Edinburgh, Scotland: 12 and Salisbury, Rhodesia: 5. Jamaica remains the only host nation of a Commonwealth Games that did not win at least one gold medal in its own games.
34 teams were represented at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).