Commonwealth Games: Brisbane, Australia 1982

The Commonwealth Games in Brisbance AUstralia were held between 30 September – 9 October, 1982. This was the thrid time that the Commonwealth Games were held in Australia. The Brisbane Commonwealth Games are still hailed as one of the very best.



Everything went so well from the moment Matilda, a 13-meter mechanical kangaroo, helped out with the opening ceremonies. Once again, a boycott was avoided and the sun shone throughout the duration of the XII Games.

Trivia

Closing ceremony of the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane Closing ceremony of the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane

Sports

Nine sports featured at the Brisbane Games – athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling

Medal Count

The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.

Year Country GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1982 Australia
England
Canada
New Zealand
39
38
26
5
39
38
23
8
29
32
33
13
107
108
82
26


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