About Auckland 1990
The XIV Commonwealth Games, the third to be hosted by New Zealand and Auckland’s second, witnessed a fantastic Opening Ceremony comprising a magnificent and moving portrayal of the forces that led to the formation of New Zealand society and culture.
Thankfully, the perennially threatened boycott gave way to a new positive spirit of co-operation far more in keeping with the image of ‘The Friendly Games’and a new record of 55 nations participated in the Games.
Scotland won 22 medals including five gold. Highlights included Liz McColgan winning gold in the 10,000 metres for a second successive Games; Boxer Charles Kane winning gold in the 63.5kg weight category; Loretta Cusack winning gold in the Judo 56kg; gold for the Lawn Bowls Men’s Fours; and in Shooting, Ian Marsden and James Dunlop took gold in the Skeet Men’s Pairs.
- No. Sports 10
- No. Countries 56
- No. Athletes 2,073
- Gold Medals Awarded 204
- Official Mascot Goldie (Kiwi)
Team Scotland’s Auckland 1990 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 22
Did You Know?
Triathlon was a demonstration sport at the Auckland Games but did not make its full Games debut until 12 years later at Manchester 2002.