1962 Commonwealth Games



The city of Perth in Western Australia hosted the 1962 Commonwealth Games or the 1962 British Empire Games. The 1962 Commonwealth Games began on November 22 and came to an end on December 1, 1962. The 2010 Commonwealth games will be held in Delhi.

The venue for the 1962 Commonwealth Games was Perry Lakes Stadium. Various swimming events were held in Beatty Park located in North Perth. In this sports event 35 nations took part. More than 863 athletes and 178 officials were a part of the Commonwealth Games.

Sports in 1962 Commonwealth Games:

In total 9 sporting events were included in the 1962 games. They are as follows:
  • Athletics
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Lawn bowls
  • Rowing
  • Swimming and diving,
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
Participating countries of 1962 Commonwealth Games:

As many as 35 nations took part in the 1962 Commonwealth Games. The participating teams were:
  • Aden
  • British Honduras
  • Fiji
  • Australia
  • Ceylon
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of Man
  • Canada
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Malaya
  • Kenya
  • Pakistan
  • Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • Sarawak
  • Scotland
  • St Lucia
  • Wales
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Singapore
  • England
  • Ghana
  • Bahamas
  • Dominica
  • Malta
  • North Borneo
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Tanganyika
  • Papua & New Guinea
  • Gibraltar
  • Barbados
  • British Guiana
Medals:

Australia with 38 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze won the highest number of medals. England won the second position with 29 gold, 22 silver and 27 bronze. The third position was earned by New Zealand with 10 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze. Pakistan won the fourth position with 8 gold and 1 silver. Canada won the fifth position with 31 medals.

Last Updated on : 4 October 2010