3 August 1978
12 August 1978
| Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
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.
1978 Commonwealth Games Wikipedia
46 teams were represented at the 1978 Games.Track
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
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).