Commonwealth Games 1982



The Commonwealth nations come together to participate in a multi-sports event every four years. This is the Commonwealth Games which has been held since 1930. Presently nearly 71 nations participate in the games. The first Games were held in Hamilton, Canada. Nearly 11 countries with 400 athletes attended it. It included 6 sports and 59 events. The Commonwealth Games, 1982 were held at Brisbane, Australia.

From 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as British Empire Games, from 1954 to 1966 the event was known as British Empire and Commonwealth Games, from 1970 to 1974 it was called the British Commonwealth Games and from 1978 onwards known as the Commonwealth Games.

This XII Commonwealth Games were attended by forty six nations with 571 officials and 1,583 athletes. Being the host nation, Australia spearheaded the medal tally. England came second; Canada came third while Scotland and New Zealand bagged the fourth.

At the Commonwealth Games, 1982 the men's 200m gold was shared by Scotland's Allan Wells and England's Mike McFarlane. The judges were unable to clearly tell the winner at this event.

There were ten sports featured in the 1982 Commonwealth Games namely swimming and diving, archery, lawn bowls, wrestling, badminton, boxing, shooting, athletics, weightlifting and cycling. Australia won a total of 107 medals, England won 108 medals, Canada bagged 82 medals, Scotland and New Zealand got 26 medals and India won 16 medals.

Nigeria won 13 medals, Kenya-10 medals, Wales -9 medals, Bahamas, Northern Ireland and Zambia won 6 medals, Tanzania- 5 medals, Jamaica- 4 medals, Uganda- 3 medals, Guernsey and Malaysia won 2 medals, Bermuda, Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zimbabwe and Swaziland won 1 medal each.

Last Updated on : 4 October 2010