Sunday, 3 October 2010

Commonwealth games

  I'm watching the opening ceremony of the Deli games and thought "What did games of yesteryear look like?"  Today this is easily answerable by going to the great British Pathe website

From the first games in Canada in 1930



  To the change from "The Empire Games" to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954

ATHLETES RETURN FROM EMPIRE GAMES



  and then into colour from 1962

EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES - TECHNICOLOR



  After 1969 stories tend to dry up so now it's try youTube.

  In 1970 we saw another change of names to "The British Commonwealth Games"


  and finally to The Commonwealth Games from 1978

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