1930 British Empire Games
|Host city||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Opening ceremony||16 August|
|Closing ceremony||23 August|
|Officially opened by||Lord Willingdon|
|Athlete's Oath||Percy Williams|
|Main venue||Civic Stadium|
The events included athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming, and wrestling. Women competed only in aquatic events. The opening ceremonies and many events were held at Civic Stadium (later renamed Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton.
The games were opened by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Willingdon on 16 August. Canadian triple jumper Gordon Smallacombe won the first ever gold medal in the history of the Games a few hours later.
- Aquatics ( )
- Athletics ( )
- Boxing ( )
- Lawn bowls ( )
- Rowing ( )
- Wrestling ( )
There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:
Notable venues include:
- Prince of Wales Public School - Male Accommodation
- Royal Connaught Hotel - Female Accommodation
- Civic Stadium - Athletics, Opening and Closing ceremonies
- Hamilton Municipal Pool - Aquatics
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- Commonwealth Games Official Site
- 1930 British Empire Games at the official Guernsey site
- 1930 British Empire Games - Australian Commonwealth Games official website
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