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1934 British Empire Games

4-11 August, London, England

British Empire Games Logo 1934Originally scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa, the II Games were eventually hosted by London to prevent a political crisis concerning the way South Africa might greet and treat black and Asian Commonwealth athletes.

Sixteen nations sent a total of about 500 competitors to the London Games. In addition to the 11 nations who had competed at the 1930 Hamilton Games, the participants making their debuts at the London Games were Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Rhodesia and Trinidad.

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

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