1930 British Empire Games
- 1930 British Empire Games
Name = 1st British Empire Games
Size = 150
Host city = Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Optional caption =
Nations participating = 11 Nations of the Empire
Athletes participating = 400
Opening ceremony = 16 August 1930
Closing ceremony = 23 August 1930
Officially opened by =
Queen's Baton =
Stadium = Civic StadiumThe 1930 British Empire Games were the first of what later become known as the Commonwealth Games, and were held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from August 16-23 1930.
The events included Athletics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rowing, Swimming, and Wrestling. The opening ceremonies and many events were held at the Civic Stadium (now Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton.
[cite press release| title = "Tigertown Triumphs"| publisher =The Hamilton Spectator-Memory Project (Souvenir Edition) page MP56| date =2006-06-10| accessdate = 2008-01-25] ]
There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:
All events were for men only.
In the double sculls event, only Canada was represented, so the organisers simply invited a couple of crews from the United States to provide some opposition.
All events were for men only.
* [http://www.commonwealthgames.com/ Commonwealth Games Official Site]
* [http://www.guernseycga.org.gg/1930can.html 1930 British Empire Games] at the official Guernsey site
* [http://www.commonwealthgames.org.au/GamesInfo/PastGames/1930/1930.htm 1930 British Empire Games] - Australian Commonwealth Games official website
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