The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, held between 3-12 August, 1978.
- The XI Games was the first to bear the current day name of the Commonwealth Games.
- Whilst Edmonton had won the right to host the Games with an audacious vision presented six years earlier to the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly, the Organizers had to walk a careful tightrope in the immediate run up to the Edmonton Games to ensure that there was no repeat of the African nations boycott of the 1976 Montreal Olympics caused by a New Zealand rugby tour of South Africa.
- Forty-six countries sent a total of 1,405 athletes and 504 officials to the Edmonton Games. As host nation, Canada also topped the medal table for the first time.
- The 1978 Commonwealth Games were the first to introduce an official mascot, Keyano.
- Ten sports were featured at the Edmonton Games – athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling.
- There was a demostration of lacrosse
- The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.