British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada 1930

The first official mulit-sport event between countries of the commonwealth was held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930. These Games were known as the British Empire Games. The Games were held between 16-23 August 1930, and included over 400 athletes from 11 countries.



Trivia

English runner Lord Burghley crosses the finish line at the 1930 GamesEnglish runner Lord Burghley crosses the finish line at the 1930 Games

Sports

There were six sports included in the program: Athletics; Bowls; Boxing; Rowing; Swimming; 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
1930 England
Canada
South Africa
New Zealand
25
20
6
3
23
15
4
4
13
19
7
2
61
54
17
9


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