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1938 British Empire Games

Held in the southern hemisphere for the first time, the III Games opening ceremony took place at the famed Sydney Cricket Ground in front of 40,000 spectators who were keen to see Australia and New Zealand excel against England in particular.

Fifteen nations participated down under at the Sydney Games involving a total of 464 athletes and 43 officials. New participants included Fiji and Ceylon.

Seven sports were featured in the Sydney Games athletics, boxing, cycling, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming and diving and wrestling.

1938 British Empire Games