About Victoria 1994
The Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games marked the fourth time that the Games were held in Canada.
The end of apartheid in the early part of the decade heralded the return of South Africa to the Commonwealth Games and ensured that the era of threatened boycotts was over. Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, which had undergone a superb refit in honour of the Games.
Nigeria marked its arrival as a Commonwealth sporting force by picking up more gold medals than both New Zealand and India. Hong Kong said farewell to the Games with the territory becoming a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China in 1997.
Scotland won 20 medals including six gold. Amongst the highlights were Yvonne Murray winning gold in the 10,000 metres; Boxing gold for Paul Shepherd in the 51kg weight category; three Lawn Bowls gold medals in the Women’s Pairs, Men’s Singles and Men’s Visually Impaired and gold for shooter Shirley McIntosh in the Smallbore 50m Rifle Prone.
- No. Sports 10
- No. Countries 63
- No. Athletes 2,557
- Gold Medals Awarded 217
- Official Mascot Klee Wyck
Team Scotland’s Victoria 1994 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 20
Did You Know?
Shooter Alister Allan became Scotland’s most medalled Commonwealth Games athlete as he won silver and bronze at Victoria 1994 to bring his total tally to an impressive 10, including three gold, across five Games.