1978 Commonwealth Games

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XI Commonwealth Games
Edmonton 1978.png
Host city Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating47
Athletes participating1,475
Events128 events in 11 sports
Opening ceremony3 August
Closing ceremony12 August
Officially opened by Elizabeth II
Athlete's Oath Beverly Boys
Queen's Baton Final Runner Diane Jones Konihowski
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium
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The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin. [1] The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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This was the first Commonwealth Games where a computerised system was used to handle ticket sales.

These were the first Commonwealth Games to be named Commonwealth Games, having dropped British.

Host selection

1978 Commonwealth Games bidding results
CityRound 1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton 36
Flag of England.svg Leeds 10

Participating teams

Participating countries Commonwealth games 1978 countries map.PNG
Participating countries

46 teams were represented at the 1978 Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Participating Commonwealth countries and territories

Medals by country

The Queen, Prince Philip, and their two younger sons, Andrew and Edward, at the opening of the 1978 Commonwealth Games, in Edmonton, Alberta Royal motorcade (8075978363).jpg
The Queen, Prince Philip, and their two younger sons, Andrew and Edward, at the opening of the 1978 Commonwealth Games, in Edmonton, Alberta

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)*453133109
2Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)27273387
3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)24332784
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)76518
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)56920
6Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)54615
7Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland  (SCO)36514
8Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)2237
9Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales  (WAL)2158
10Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland  (NIR)2125
11Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)2002
12Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)1214
13Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)1113
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana  (GUY)1113
15Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)1102
16Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)0224
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia  (ZAM)0224
18Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0101
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea  (PNG)0101
20Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa  (WSM)0033
21Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man  (IOM)0011
Totals (21 nations)128128139395

Medals by event

Athletics

Badminton

EventGoldSilverBronze
Mixed TeamFlag of England.svg England (ENG)
Anne Statt
Barbara Sutton
David Eddy
Derek Talbot
Jane Webster
Karen Bridge
Kevin Jolly
Mike Tredgett
Nora Perry
Raymond Stevens
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (CAN)
Claire Backhouse
Gregory Carter
Jamie McKee
Jane Youngberg
Johanne Falardeau
John Czich
Kenneth Priestman
Lucio Fabris
Sharon Crawford
Wendy Clarkson
Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia (MAS)
Abu Bakar Sufian
Chee Geok Whee
Moo Foot Lian
James Selvaraj
Katherine Swee Phek Teh
Saw Swee Leong
Sylvia Ng
Ong Teong Boon
Men's SinglesFlag of India.svg  Prakash Padukone  (IND)Flag of England.svg  Derek Talbot  (ENG)Flag of England.svg  Ray Stevens  (ENG)
Men's DoublesFlag of England.svg  Ray Stevens
Mike Tredgett  (ENG)
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Moo Foot Lian
Ong Beng Teong  (MAS)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  Bryan Purser
Richard Purser  (NZL)
Women's SinglesFlag of Malaysia.svg  Sylvia Ng  (MAS)Flag of Malaysia.svg  Katherine Swee Phek Teh  (MAS)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Wendy Clarkson  (CAN)
Women's DoublesFlag of England.svg  Nora Perry
Anne Statt  (ENG)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Claire Backhouse
Jane Youngberg  (CAN)
Flag of India.svg  Ami Ghia
Kanwal Thakar Singh  (IND)
Mixed DoublesFlag of England.svg  Mike Tredgett
Nora Perry  (ENG)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Billy Gilliland
Joanna Flockhart  (SCO)
Flag of England.svg  Derek Talbot
Barbara Sutton  (ENG)

Bowls

Boxing

EventGoldSilverBronze
Light FlyweightFlag of Kenya.svg  Stephen Muchoki  (KEN)Flag of Zambia.svg  Francis Kabala  (ZAM)Flag of India.svg  Birender Thapa  (IND)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Kid Jumalia  (GHA)
FlyweightFlag of Kenya.svg  Michael Irungu  (KEN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ian Clyde  (CAN)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Peter Wighton  (AUS)
Ulster Banner.svg  Hugh Russell  (NIR)
BantamweightUlster Banner.svg  Barry McGuigan  (NIR)Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Tumat Sugolik  (PNG)Flag of Kenya.svg  Douglas Maina  (KEN)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  William Rannelli  (CAN)
FeatherweightFlag of Ghana.svg  Azumah Nelson  (GHA)Flag of Zambia.svg  John Sichula  (ZAM)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Guy Boutin  (CAN)
Flag of England.svg  Moss O'Brien  (ENG)
LightweightUlster Banner.svg  Gerry Hamill  (NIR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Patrick Waweru  (KEN)Flag of Zambia.svg  Teddy Makofi  (ZAM)
Flag of Scotland.svg  John McAllister  (SCO)
Light WelterweightFlag of Guyana.svg  Winfield Braithwaite  (GUY)Flag of Scotland.svg  James Douglas  (SCO)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  John Raftery  (CAN)
Flag of Kenya.svg  Michael Mawangi  (KEN)
WelterweightFlag of Jamaica.svg  Mike McCallum  (JAM)Ulster Banner.svg  Ken Beattie  (NIR)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Derrick Hoyt  (CAN)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Anthony Feal  (WAL)
Light MiddleweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Kelly Perlette  (CAN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Abdurahman Athuman  (KEN)Flag of Samoa.svg  Ropati Vipo Samu  (SAM)
Flag of Zambia.svg  Enock Chama  (ZAM)
MiddleweightFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Philip McElwaine  (AUS)Flag of England.svg  Delroy Parkes  (ENG)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Roddy MacDonald  (CAN)
Flag of Samoa.svg  Richard Betham  (SAM)
Light HeavyweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Roger Fortin  (CAN)Flag of England.svg  Vince Smith  (ENG)Flag of Samoa.svg  Fautala Su'a  (SAM)
Flag of Kenya.svg  Edward Thande  (KEN)
HeavyweightFlag of England.svg  Julius Awome  (ENG)Flag of Ghana.svg  Adamah Mensah  (GHA)Flag of New Zealand.svg  George Stankovich  (NZL)

Cycling

Track
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's Time TrialFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jocelyn Lovell  (CAN)1:06.00Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Kenrick Tucker  (AUS)00:01:07Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Gordon Singleton  (CAN)00:01:08
Men's SprintFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Kenrick Tucker  (AUS)Flag of England.svg  Trevor Gadd  (ENG)Flag of Jamaica.svg  David Weller  (JAM)
Men's Individual PursuitFlag of New Zealand.svg  Mike Richards  (NZL)00:04:50Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gary Campbell  (AUS)00:04:56Flag of England.svg  Tony Doyle  (ENG)00:04:56
Men's Team PursuitFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Colin Fitzgerald
Kevin Nichols
Gary Sutton
Shane Sutton
00:04:29Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Kevin Blackwell
Anthony Cuff
Neil Lyster
Jack Swart
00:04:38Flag of England.svg  England
Tony Doyle
Paul Fennell
Tony James
Glen Mitchell
00:04:51
Men's 10 Miles ScratchFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jocelyn Lovell  (CAN)00:20:06Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Shane Sutton  (AUS)00:20:06Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gary Sutton  (AUS)00:20:06
Men's TandemFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jocelyn Lovell
Gordon Singleton  (CAN)
15.52Flag of England.svg  Trevor Gadd
David Le Grys  (ENG)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ron Boyle
Stephen Goodall  (AUS)
Road
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's Road RaceFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Phil Anderson  (AUS)04:22:34Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Pierre Harvey  (CAN)04:22:35Flag of New Zealand.svg  Garry Bell  (NZL)04:22:35

Diving

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's 3 Metres SpringboardFlag of England.svg  Chris Snode  (ENG)643.83Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Scott Cranham  (CAN)595.53Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Don Wagstaff  (AUS)572.16
10 Metres Highboard [Platform]Flag of England.svg  Chris Snode  (ENG)538.98Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ken Armstrong  (CAN)534.99Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Scott Cranham  (CAN)512.37
Women's 3 Metres SpringboardFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Janet Nutter  (CAN)477.33Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Beverley Boys  (CAN)469.95Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Eniko Kiefer  (CAN)447.42
Women's 10 Metres Highboard [Platform]Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Linda Cuthbert  (CAN)397.44Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Valerie McFarlane  (AUS)383.4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Janet Nutter  (CAN)374.67

Gymnastics

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's All-AroundFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Philip Delesalle  (CAN)56.4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Lindsay Nylund  (AUS)54.95Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jean Choquette  (CAN)54.25
Men's TeamFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (CAN)
Jean Choquette
Nigel Rothwell
Owen Walstrom
Philip Delesalle
165.55Flag of England.svg England (ENG)
Edward Arnold
Ian Neale
Jeff Davis
Thomas Wilson
161.95Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (AUS)
Lambert Ariens
Lindsay Nylund
Rudolf Starosta
Warwick Forbes
158.5
Women's All-AroundFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Elfi Schlegel  (CAN)38.25Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Monica Goermann  (CAN)37.25
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Sherry Hawco  (CAN)
Women's TeamFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (CAN)
Elfi Schlegel
Karen Kelsall
Monica Goermann
Sherry Hawco
113.25Flag of England.svg England (ENG)
Joanna Sime
Karen Robb
Lisa Jackman
Susan Cheesebrough
107.4Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (NZL)
Deborah Hurst
Kirsty Durward
Lynette Brake
Rowena Davis
106.35

Shooting

Pistol
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's/Open Free PistolFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Yvon Trempe  (CAN)543Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Edward Jans  (CAN)540Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Bertram Manhin  (TRI)536
Men's/Open Rapid-Fire PistolFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jules Sobrian  (CAN)587Flag of England.svg  John Cooke  (ENG)581Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Jeff Farrell  (AUS)581
Rifle
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's/Open Smallbore RifleFlag of Scotland.svg  Alister Allan  (SCO)1194Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Bill Watkins  (WAL)1191Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Stewart Watterson  (IOM)1187
Men's/Open Fullbore Rifle Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Desmond Vamplew  (CAN)391Flag of England.svg  James Spaight  (ENG)388Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Patrick Vamplew  (CAN)387
Shotgun
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's/Open TrapFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  John Primrose  (CAN)186Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  George Leary  (CAN)185Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Terry Rumbel  (AUS)183
Men's/Open SkeetFlag of New Zealand.svg  John Woolley  (NZL)193Flag of England.svg  Paul Bentley  (ENG)191Flag of England.svg  Joe Neville  (ENG)190

Swimming

Men's events
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle Mark Morgan
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
52.70 Bill Sawchuk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
52.81 Gary MacDonald
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
52.90
200 m freestyle Ron McKeon
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:52.06 Graeme Brewer
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:52.86 Mark Morgan
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:53.16
400 m freestyle Ron McKeon
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
3:54.43 Simon Gray
Flag of England.svg  England
3:56.87 Max Metzker
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
3:58.83
1500 m freestyle Max Metzker
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
15:31.92 Simon Gray
Flag of England.svg  England
15:39.39 Andrew Astbury
Flag of England.svg  England
15:42.89
100 m backstroke Glenn Patching
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
57.90 Gary Abraham
Flag of England.svg  England
58.48 Jay Tapp
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
59.05
200 m backstroke Gary Hurring
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:04.37 Glenn Patching
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:05.76 Paul Moorfoot
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:05.99
100 m breaststroke Graham Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:03.81 Duncan Goodhew
Flag of England.svg  England
1:04.24 Paul Naisby
Flag of England.svg  England
1:06.36
200 m breaststroke Graham Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:20.86 Duncan Goodhew
Flag of England.svg  England
2:21.92 Lindsay Spencer
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:22.49
100 m butterfly Dan Thompson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
55.04 John Mills
Flag of England.svg  England
56.22 Bill Sawchuk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
56.37
200 m butterfly George Nagy
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:01.99 Claus Bredschneider
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:02.49 Phil Hubble
Flag of England.svg  England
2:02.53
200 m individual medley Graham Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:05.25 Bill Sawchuk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:05.61 Peter Dawson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:09.05
400 m individual medley Graham Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:27.34 Simon Gray
Flag of England.svg  England
4:27.70 Bill Sawchuk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:27.99
4 × 100 m freestyle relayFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Gary MacDonald
Graham Smith
Peter Szmidt
3:27.94Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Glenn Patching
Graeme Brewer
Mark Morgan
Ron McKeon
3:28.62Flag of England.svg  England
David Dunne
Kevin Burns
Martin Smith
Richard Burrell
3:30.10
4 × 200 m freestyle relayFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Graeme Brewer
Mark Morgan
Max Metzker
Ron McKeon
7:34.83Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Dennis Corcoran
Peter Szmidt
Robert Baylis
7:36.58Flag of England.svg  England
David Dunne
Martin Smith
Philip Hubble
Simon Gray
7:42.02
4 × 100 m medley relayFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Dan Thompson
Graham Smith
Jay Tapp
3:49.76Flag of England.svg  England
Gary Abraham
Duncan Goodhew
John Mills
Martin Smith
3:50.22Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Glenn Patching
Graeme Brewer
Lindsay Spencer
Mark Morgan
3:53.16
Women's events
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle Carol Klimpel
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
57.78 Rosemary Brown
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
58.30 Wendy Quirk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
58.41
200 m freestyle Rebecca Perrott
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:00.63 Tracey Wickham
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:01.50 Michelle Ford
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:01.64
400 m freestyle Tracey Wickham
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4:08.45 Michelle Ford
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4:10.25 Rebecca Perrott
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
4:16.70
800 m freestyle Tracey Wickham
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8:24.62 Michelle Ford
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8:25.78 Rebecca Perrott
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
8:44.87
100 m backstroke Debra Forster
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:03.97 Hélène Boivin
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:04.54 Cheryl Gibson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:04.68
200 m backstroke Cheryl Gibson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:16.57 Lisa Forrest
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:17.66 Glenda Robertson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:18.32
100 m breaststroke Robin Corsiglia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:13.56 Maggie Kelly
Flag of England.svg  England
1:13.69 Marion Stuart
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:13.72
200 m breaststroke Lisa Borsholt
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:37.70 Debbie Rudd
Flag of England.svg  England
2:38.07 Maggie Kelly
Flag of England.svg  England
2:38.63
100 m butterfly Wendy Quirk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:01.92 Penny McCarthy
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1:02.27 Linda Hanel
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:02.69
200 m butterfly Michelle Ford
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:11.29 Wendy Quirk
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:13.65 Linda Hanel
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:14.52
200 m individual medley Sharron Davies
Flag of England.svg  England
2:18.37 Rebecca Perrott
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:18.70 Becky Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:18.95
400 m individual medley Sharron Davies
Flag of England.svg  England
4:52.44 Becky Smith
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:57.83 Cheryl Gibson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:59.39
4 × 100 m freestyle relayFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Carol Klimpel
Gail Amundrud
Sue Sloan
Wendy Quirk
3:50.28Flag of England.svg  England
Cheryl Brazendale
Heidi Turk
Kaye Lovatt
Sharron Davies
3:53.27Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Lisa Burnes
Michelle Ford
Rosemary Brown
Tracey Wickham
3:54.11
4 × 100 m medley relayFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Carol Klimpel
Helene Boivin
Marian Stuart
Wendy Quirk
4:15.26Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Debra Forster
Lisa Curry-Kenny
Rosemary Brown
Tracey Wickham
4:16.75Flag of England.svg  England
Helen Gilyard
Margaret Kelly
Sharron Davies
Sue Jenner
4:19.87

Weightlifting

EventGoldSilverBronze
Flyweight – OverallFlag of India.svg  Ekambaram Karunakaran  (IND)205Flag of Scotland.svg  Charlie Revolta  (SCO)197.5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Roger Crabtree  (AUS)190
Bantamweight – OverallFlag of New Zealand.svg  Precious McKenzie  (NZL)220Flag of India.svg  M Tamil Selvan  (IND)220Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Jeffrey Brice  (WAL)215
Featherweight – OverallFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Michael Mercier  (CAN)237.5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ivan Katz  (AUS)235Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Darrell Schultz  (CAN)230
Lightweight – OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Bill Stellios  (AUS)272.5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Adrian Kebbe  (AUS)267.5Flag of New Zealand.svg  Phillip Sue  (NZL)262.5
Middleweight – OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Sam Castiglione  (AUS)300Flag of England.svg  Newton Burrowes  (ENG)290Flag of England.svg  Steve Pinsent  (ENG)290
Light Heavyweight – OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Robert Kabbas  (AUS)322.5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Charles Quagliata  (AUS)287.5Flag of England.svg  Gary Shadbolt  (ENG)277.5
Middle Heavyweight – OverallFlag of England.svg  Gary Langford  (ENG)335Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Terry Hadlow  (CAN)330Flag of New Zealand.svg  Brian Marsden  (NZL)312.5
Sub Heavyweight – OverallFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  John Burns  (WAL)340Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Steve Wyatt  (AUS)325Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Robert Santavy  (CAN)315
Heavyweight – OverallFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Russ Prior  (CAN)347.5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Wayne Smith  (CAN)337.5Flag of England.svg  Andy Drzewiecki  (ENG)335
Super Heavyweight – OverallFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jean-Marc Cardinal  (CAN)365Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Bob Edmond  (AUS)322.5Flag of Scotland.svg  John Hynd  (SCO)305

Wrestling

EventGoldSilverBronze
Light FlyweightFlag of India.svg  Ashok Kumar  (IND)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  George Gunouski  (CAN)Flag of England.svg  Mark Dunbar  (ENG)
FlyweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ray Takahashi  (CAN)Flag of India.svg  Sudesh Kumar  (IND)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ken Hoyt  (AUS)
BantamweightFlag of India.svg  Satbir Singh  (IND)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Michael Barry  (CAN)Flag of England.svg  Amrik Singh Gill  (ENG)
FeatherweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Egon Beiler  (CAN)Flag of India.svg  Jagminder Singh  (IND)Flag of England.svg  Brian Aspen  (ENG)
LightweightFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Zsigmund Kelevitz  (AUS)Flag of England.svg  Joe Gilligan  (ENG)Flag of India.svg  Jagdish Kumar  (IND)
WelterweightFlag of India.svg  Rajinder Singh  (IND)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Victor Zilberman  (CAN)Flag of England.svg  Keith Haward  (ENG)
MiddleweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Richard Deschatelets  (CAN)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Wally Koenig  (AUS)Ulster Banner.svg  Ivan Weir  (NIR)
Light HeavyweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Stephen Danier  (CAN)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Mick Pikos  (AUS)Flag of India.svg  Kartar Singh  (IND)
HeavyweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Wyatt Wishart  (CAN)Flag of India.svg  Satpal Singh  (IND)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Murray Avery  (NZL)
Super HeavyweightFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Robert Gibbons  (CAN)Flag of Scotland.svg  Albert Patrick  (SCO)Flag of India.svg  Ishwar Singh  (IND)

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Commonwealth Stadium, known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Edmonton Elks events, is an open-air, multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. Primarily used for Canadian football, it can also be used for athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.

Clarke Stadium Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Clarke Stadium is a multipurpose facility located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The stadium was originally used for Canadian football. Over the years different sports have participated at the site. Presently, it is the home of the Edmonton Huskies and the Edmonton Wildcats of the Canadian Junior Football League, and FC Edmonton of the Canadian Premier League.

Dr. Susan "Sue" Marie Nattrass, is a Canadian trap shooter and medical researcher in osteoporosis. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Competing at an elite international level from the 1970s through the 2010s, Nattrass has had multiple appearances, in one or both of trap or double trap, at Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and Pan American Games. Nattrass is a repeat World Champion and repeat medalist at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and Pan American Games. She was the flag bearer for Canada at the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

1974 British Commonwealth Games

The 1974 British Commonwealth Games were held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 24 January to 2 February 1974. The bid vote was held in Edinburgh at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. The Games were officially named "the friendly games". There were 1,276 competitors and 372 officials, according to the official history, and public attendance was excellent. The main venue was the QEII Park, purpose built for this event. The Athletics Stadium and fully covered Olympic standard pool, diving tank, and practice pools were all on the one site. The theme song was "Join Together", sung by Steve Allen. The Games were held after the 1974 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Dunedin for wheelchair athletes.

1982 Commonwealth Games 12th edition of the Commonwealth Games

The 1982 Commonwealth Games were held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 30 September to 9 October 1982. The Opening Ceremony was held at the QEII Stadium, in the Brisbane suburb of Nathan. The QEII Stadium was also the venue which was used for the athletics and archery competitions during the Games. Other events were held at the purpose-built Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler.

Varsity Stadium Football stadium at the University of Toronto

Varsity Stadium is an outdoor collegiate football stadium located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is home to the Toronto Varsity Blues, the athletic teams of the University of Toronto. Athletic events have been hosted on the site since 1898; the current stadium was built in 2007 to replace the original permanent stadium built in 1911. Varsity Stadium is also a former home of the Toronto Argonauts, and has previously hosted the Grey Cup, the Vanier Cup, several matches of the 1976 Summer Olympics soccer tournament, and the final game of the North American Soccer League's 1984 Soccer Bowl series. It is located next to Varsity Arena.

Edmonton Grads

The Edmonton Grads were a Canadian women's basketball team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada active from 1912 – 1940. The team continues to hold the North American record for the women's sports team with the best winning percentage. The Grads won the first women's world title in basketball in 1924.

Tourism in Alberta

Alberta has been a tourist destination since the early days of the 20th Century, with attractions including national parks, National Historic Sites of Canada, urban arts and cultural facilities, outdoor locales for skiing, hiking and camping, shopping locales such as West Edmonton Mall, outdoor festivals, professional athletic events, international sporting competitions such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Winter Games, as well as more eclectic attractions.

Susan Christina "Sue" Richardson is a retired British athlete who competed mainly in the long jump. She won the 1984 Olympic bronze medal in the long jump, having won the European Indoor title a few months earlier. Her long jump best of 6.83 metres in 1984, ranks her seventh on the UK all-time list.

David Charles "Dave" Ottley is a retired British athlete who mainly competed in the men's javelin throw event.

Wendy Quirk is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada in international swimming events during the 1970s. Quirk won eleven medals in major international swimming championships, spanning the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games.

Robert Steadward Canadian sports administrator

Robert Daniel Steadward, is a Canadian retired sports administrator, professor, sports scientist, and author. Steadward helped organize the first Canadian wheelchair sport national championships in 1968, and later coached Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics. He became a professor at the University of Alberta in 1971, later served as chairman of the Department of Athletics, and published more than 150 papers about disability sport. He was the founding president of the Alberta Wheelchair Sports Association in 1971, founded the Research and Training Centre for Athletes with Disabilities in 1978, served as president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee from 1984 to 1990, and later became a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Barry Edward Dagger is a British former sport shooter. Dagger competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He represented England in the 50 metres rifle prone, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He represented England and won a gold medal in the 50 metres Rifle 3 Position (Pair) and a silver medal in the 10 metres Air Rifle (Pair), at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The 2026 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXIII Commonwealth Games, is a multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth to be organised in a city designated by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The host city was initially intended to be selected at the 2019 CGF General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. On 16 June 2019, the CGF confirmed that it would decide the host city in 2020. However, no announcement has been made as of June 2021.

Joseph Martin Neville MBE is a British former sports shooter.

Edmonton bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Edmonton bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games was an attempt to bring the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On 10 February 2015, Edmonton withdrew its bid for the Games.

References

  1. Donald Macintosh; Michael Hawes; Donna Ruth Greenhorn; David Ross Black (5 April 1994). Sport and Canadian Diplomacy. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. pp. 81–. ISBN   978-0-7735-1161-3.
Preceded by
Christchurch
Commonwealth Games
Edmonton
XI Commonwealth Games
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Brisbane