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1978 Commonwealth Games

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Nations participating  47
Opening ceremony  3 August 1978
Athletes participating  1,475
Closing ceremony  12 August 1978
1978 Commonwealth Games
Host city  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Events  128 events in 11 sports

The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin. The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.


This was the first Commonwealth Games where a computerised system was used to handle ticket sales.

Participating teams

46 teams were represented at the 1978 Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).






Men's events
Women's events


  • Commonwealth Stadium: Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (built new for the games)
  • University of Alberta Arena: Badminton
  • Commonwealth Bowls: Lawn Bowling (built new for the games)
  • Edmonton Gardens: Boxing
  • Argyll Velodrome: Cycling (built new for the games)
  • Northlands Coliseum: Gymnastics
  • Strathcona Shooting Range: Shooting (built new for the games)
  • Kinsmen Aquatic Centre: Swimming and Diving (built new for the games)
  • Jubilee Auditorium: Weightlifting
  • University of Alberta Gym: Wrestling
  • References

    1978 Commonwealth Games Wikipedia

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