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24th - 3rd February 1990

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:
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  • Total: 22
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    5
  • Asset 2
    7
  • Asset 1
    10

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.

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