CANADA’S FIRST SHOT
HAMILTON in Canada was the inaugural host of the Commonwealth Games in 1930. Then called the British Empire Games, 11 nations comprising 400 athletes took part across the sports of athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming and diving, and wrestling.
The participating nations were Australia, Bermuda, British Guyana, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.
Australia was represented by nine athletes and two officials, and came home with three gold, four silver and one bronze medal.