Athletics Medal Count

Total: 83
Gold Medals


Silver Medals


Bronze Medals


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Hamilton 1930
Trinidad & Tobago 2023


Athletics is a core sport in the Commonwealth Games and has featured on the sports programme of every Games since their inception in 1930. It is often considered the centrepiece of the Games and has more countries competing in it than any other sport on the Games programme.

Since the 2002 Manchester Games a number of Para-Sport events have been included in the Athletics programme for elite athletes with disabilities and Para-Athletics is also now a compulsory discipline in the Games.

Athletics is also a core sport for the Commonwealth Youth Games and is included each time the Games are held. Scottish athletes have won at least one medal in Athletics at every Youth Games to date.

All Athletics events are held in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Para-Sports events are held under IPC rules.

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Athletics was one of six sports included in the first Games in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

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Allan Wells is Scotland’s most successful athletics competitor with four gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

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Athletics has featured on the sports programme at every single Games.

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Liz McColgan is Scotland’s most successful female performer in athletics with two gold and one bronze medal.

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