The 1934 British Empire Games (as the Commonwealth Games were known at the time) were held in London, held in London between 4-11 August 1934.
- The Games, which were originally awarded to Johannesburg, South Africa, were moved to London to prevent a political crisis concerning the way South Africa might greet and treat black and Asian Commonwealth athletes.
- Sixteen nations sent a total of about 500 competitors to the London Games.
- In addition to the eleven nations who had competed at the 1930 Hamilton Games, the participants making their debuts at the London Games were Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Rhodesia and Trinidad.
Six sports were featured in the Games – athletics, boxing, cycling, lawn bowls, swimming and diving, and wrestling.
The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.