Inter-Empire sports championship: London, England 1911

A Inter-Empire sports championship was held as part of the 'Festival of Empire' in London to celebrate the coronation of King George V. While not being an 'official' Commonwealth Games, it is seen as the forerunner to the official games that would start in 1930.

Teams from Australasia (a combined team from Australia and New Zealand), Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom participated.

A trophy in the form of a silver cup, 2ft 6in high and weighing 340oz, the gift of Lord Lonsdale, was presented to the winning country, which was Canada.

Sports

Only three sports were on the program: boxing, wrestling, swimming and athletics.

Medals

Country GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Canada
Great Britain
Australasia
South Africa
4
3
2
0
2
5
2
0
3
1
5
0
9
9
9
0

In athletics, a team championship was awarded, the points based on each countries' finishing position. It was won by Canada, followed by the UK then Australasia. A silver cup was presented to winner (gifted by Lord Lonsdale).



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