11 SEPTEMBER 1998
MALAYSIA HOSTS THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
The 16th Commonwealth Games held its Opening Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, the first Asian city to host the games. Previously known as the British Empire Games and British Commonwealth Games, this international multi-sport event has been drawing athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations every four years since 1930. The games are managed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which not only controls the sporting programme, but also the selection of the host cities – Malaysia was the eighth nation to host the games.