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.

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The sports competed in were boxing, wrestling, swimming and athletics.

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