About London 1934
Originally scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa, the second Games were hosted by London, in order to avoid a political crisis over South Africa’s ‘Apartheid’ policy and its implications for visiting Commonwealth athletes and officials.
Scotland claimed a much larger crop of medals than at the previous Games in Hamilton with five gold, four silver and 17 bronze medals. The Athletics and Swimming teams accounted for most of these, but Scots won medals in every sport with the exception of Cycling. London gave Wrestling its only gold medallist to date, in Edward Melrose.
- No. Sports 6
- No. Countries 16
- No. Athletes 500
- Gold Medals Awarded 68
Team Scotland’s London 1934 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 26
Did You Know?
Athletics events for women were held for the first time at the 1934 Games. At the previous Games women competed in Swimming only.