The British Empire Games – a sporting event similar to the Olympics – began for the first time on the 16th of August, 1930.
Official programme. X
The Games took place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Eleven countries of the British Empire competed.
New Zealand enters the stadium. X
There had been one similar event previously, in 1911, when it was called the Inter-Empire Championships.
Today the event is known as the Commonwealth Games. At the last Games seventy-one countries competed.