Commonwelth Games: Victoria, Canada 1994
Canada hosted the Commonwelth Games for the fourth time, when the 15th edition came to Victoria in 1994.
- The end of apartheid in the early part of the decade also heralded the return of South Africa to the Commonwealth Games and ensured that the era of threatened boycotts was over.
- Both the opening and closing ceremonies were held at Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, which had undergone a superb refit in honor of the Games.
- Sixty-three nations sent a total of nearly 2,450 athletes and 892 officials as the Commonwealth Games burgeoned at Victoria.
- In 1994 Shane Kelly, Darryn Hill and Tim O’Shannessey took all three medals in the cycling 1000m Time Trial, the first time Australia had ever done so.
Ten sports were featured at the Victoria Games – athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling.
Once again, Australia headed the medals table whilst the hosts, Canada, pushed England into third place. Nigeria marked its arrival as a Commonwealth sporting force by picking up more gold medals than both New Zealand and India.
The following list includes the first four ranked teams. The ranking list for all years is available here.