The 1990 Commonwealth Games were held in Auckland, held between 24 January - 3 February, 1990. The Games were held previously in Auckaland in 1950.
Ten sports featured in the second Auckland Games – athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, judo, lawn bowls, shooting and weightlifting. There was a demonstration of netball.
- Auckland has hosted the Games twice (1950 and 1990)
- The XIV Commonwealth Games, the third to be hosted by New Zealand and Auckland’s second, witnessed a fantastic opening ceremony comprising a magnificent and moving portrayal of the forces that led to the formation of New Zealand society and culture.
- Thankfully, the perennially threatened boycott gave way to a new positive spirit of co-operation far more in keeping with the image of “The Friendly Games” and a new record of 54 nations participated in the second Auckland Games.
Twenty-nine of the competing nations succeeded in winning medals from a total of 639 medals available. Australia headed the medals table with New Zealand claiming fourth place behind England and Canada.
The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.
- List of Commonwealth Games Host Cities
- the 1950 Commonwealth Games in Auckland
- Sport in New Zealand
- 1990 The Year in Sport