About Vancouver 1954
Scotland flew as a party for the first time, travelling to the Vancouver Games. Their Trans Canada Super Constellation inaugurated the first direct flights from Prestwick to Montreal. Even so, the journey took 13 hours.
Other arriving teams had been taken by bus to Empire Village, seven miles from downtown Vancouver in the grounds of the University of British Columbia. However around 30 of the local Caledonian Society turned up and they insisted on taking the incoming Scots one per car, for a parade through city streets to the Village.
The Village proved to be a complex of huts and permanent buildings, used as student hostels, with self-service cafeteria, canteens, cinema, recreation halls, medical and telegraph facilities. Men and women were housed a mile apart with the women having chaperones.
- No. Sports 9
- No. Countries 24
- No. Athletes 662
- Gold Medals Awarded 91
Team Scotland’s Vancouver 1954 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 13
Did You Know?
The Vancouver 1954 Commonwealth Games were the first to be televised, bringing the Games to new audiences and into a new era.