- 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 EmpireGames were the first of what later become known as the Commonwealth Games, and were held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canadafrom 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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