About Perth 1962
The VII Commonwealth Games is remembered for its “heat, dust and glory”. The day before the Perth Games opened the temperature was an expected 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but the heat was measured at 105 degrees at the Opening Ceremony in the new Perry Lakes Stadium the following day and such extremes persisted throughout the Games’ duration.
For Perth, the staging of the Commonwealth Games provided it with a springboard for phenomenal development in sport and recreation, centred around the sports facilities that were built for the Games. Conditions were idyllic and Perth’s Village turned out to be 150 new bungalows, sited only 500 yards from warm, Indian Ocean beaches.
- No. Sports 9
- No. Countries 34
- No. Athletes 863
- Gold Medals Awarded 104
Team Scotland’s Perth 1962 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 14
Did You Know?
The medals at these Games were the first to have a neck chain. All previous Games had their medals in presentation boxes.