About Kuala Lumpur
For the first time in its 68-year history, the Commonwealth Games were held in Asia. The XVI Games, held in Kuala Lumpur, were also the first Games to feature team sports, with Cricket, Hockey, Netball and Rugby 7s making their Games debuts. They were an overwhelming success adding large numbers to both participant and TV audiences and all except Cricket have been included since as core sports on the programme.
Scotland’s medal tally of 3 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze, which was Scotland’s lowest since 1966, reflected both the difficult conditions and increased competition in a truly international Games of over 70 countries with World and Olympic champions in most events. While total medals were down on 1994, the gold medal tally of these Games was still equal to that of 1974 and 1978 and the home Games of 1986.
- No. Sports 15
- No. Countries 70
- No. Athletes 3,633
- Gold Medals Awarded 213
- Official Mascot Wira (Orang-utan)
Team Scotland’s Kuala Lumpur 1998 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 12
Did You Know?
The Queen’s Baton, carrying a message from Her Majesty The Queen to be read out at the Opening Ceremony, arrived into Kuala Lumpur on elephant-back.