British Commonwealth Games: Edinburgh, Scotland 1970
The 1970 British Commonwealth Games (as the Commonwealth Games were known at the time) were held in Edinburgh, held between 16-25 July, 1970.
- Edinburgh has hosted the Games twice (1970 and 1986)
- The IX Games at Edinburgh will be remembered for a number of firsts. It was the first time that metric distances and electronic photo-finish technology were employed at the Games and also the first time that HM Queen Elizabeth II attended in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth.
- Scots will also remember the Games for the two Scottish brothers who won gold, one on the first day and one on the last.
- Forty-two nations sent a total of nearly 1,750 athletes and officials to the first Edinburgh Games. New medal winning nations included Tanzania, Malawi and St Vincent.
Ten sports were featured in the Games – athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, fencing, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling
The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.