About Kingston 1966
With the British Empire formally ended, the Kingston Games became the VIII British Commonwealth Games. There was a worry amongst the larger nations that Jamaica’s infrastructure would not enable a successful Games delivery – but this proved to be largely unfounded. Controversially, also, the event programme was altered for the first time since 1950 with Lawn Bowls and Rowing dropped and replaced with Badminton and Shooting instead.
Weather influenced the Kingston, Jamaica Games to the extent of turning normal routines topsy turvy. Track and field events were held under floodlights in the evening. The marathon and cycle road race were run in early morning. Diving was held early, too, to avoid winds which strengthened with the sun.
- No. Sports 9
- No. Countries 34
- No. Athletes 1,050
- Gold Medals Awarded 110
Team Scotland’s Kingston 1966 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 9