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16th - 25th July 1970

About Edinburgh 1970

The IX Games from the 16th to the 25th of July, 1970 in Edinburgh will be remembered for a number of firsts. It was the first time that metric distances and electronic photo-finish technology were employed at the Games and also the first time that HM Queen Elizabeth II attended in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth.

Scotland won 25 medals including six gold, four of which were in athletics a feat which has not been matched since.

  • No. Sports 9
  • No. Countries 42
  • No. Athletes 1,383
  • Gold Medals Awarded 121
Team Scotland’s Edinburgh 1970 Medal Count:
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  • Total: 25
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    6
  • Asset 2
    8
  • Asset 1
    11

Did You Know?

  • As a result of the outstanding welcome given by the Scottish people, the Edinburgh 1970 Games were the first to be known as the ‘Friendly Games’, a tag that has been carried by the Commonwealth Games ever since.