VIII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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Host cityKingston, Jamaica
Athletes1,316 (inc. officials)
Events110 events in 10 sports
Opening4 August 1966
Closing13 August 1966
Opened byPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Main venueIndependence Park
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The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 4 to 13 August 1966. This was the first time that the Games had been held outside the so-called White Dominions. They were followed by the 1966 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes. Jamaica remains the only host nation of a Commonwealth Games that did not win at least one gold medal in its own games.

Host selection

A Jamaican five-shilling coin commemorating the Games
A Jamaican five-shilling coin commemorating the Games

Kingston was elected host in Rome, Italy at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games bidding results
City Country Votes
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Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Participating teams

Countries that participated
Countries that participated

34 teams were represented at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Participating Commonwealth countries and territories

Medals by country

  *   Host nation (Jamaica)

1 England (ENG)33242380
2 Australia (AUS)23282273
3 Canada (CAN)14202357
4 New Zealand (NZL)851326
5 Ghana (GHA)5229
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)5229
7 Pakistan (PAK)4149
8 Kenya (KEN)4138
9 India (IND)34310
 Nigeria (NGR)34310
11 Wales (WAL)3227
12 Malaysia (MAS)2215
13 Scotland (SCO)1449
14 Northern Ireland (NIR)1337
15 Isle of Man (IOM)1001
16 Jamaica (JAM)*04812
17 Bahamas (BAH)0101
 Bermuda (BER)0101
 Guyana (GUY)0101
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)0101
21 Uganda (UGA)0033
22 Barbados (BAR)0011
Totals (22 entries)110110120340

Medals by event


Main article: Athletics at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games


Main article: Badminton at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles Tan Aik Huang Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe Malaysia Dinesh Khanna India
Men's Doubles Tan Aik Huang & Yew Cheng Hoe Malaysia Ng Boon Bee & Tan Yee Khan Malaysia David Horton & Roger Mills England
Women's Singles Angela Bairstow England Sharon Whittaker Canada Ursula Smith England
Women's Doubles Jenny Horton & Ursula Smith England Angela Bairstow & Iris Rogers England Rosalind Singha Ang & Teoh Siew Yong Malaysia
Mixed Doubles Roger Mills & Angela Bairstow England Tony Jordan & Jenny Horton England Bob McCoig & Muriel Ferguson Scotland


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men Sulley Shittu Ghana Kenneth Campbell Jamaica Frank Scott Canada
John Rakowski Australia
Bantamweight Men Edward Ndukwu Nigeria Darryl Norwood Australia Nderu Mwaura Kenya
Brian Kendall New Zealand
Featherweight Men Philip Waruinge Kenya Paddy Maguire Northern Ireland Amos Ajoo Ghana
Harold West Jamaica
Lightweight Men Anthony Andeh Nigeria Ron Thurston England Stephen Baraza Kenya
Samuel Lockhart Northern Ireland
Light Welterweight Men Jim McCourt Northern Ireland Aaron Popoola Ghana Alex Odhiambo Uganda
Bryan Knoche Australia
Welterweight Men Eddie Blay Ghana Bobby Arthur England Frank Young Northern Ireland
Andy Peace Scotland
Light Middleweight Men Mark Rowe England Tom Imrie Scotland Robert Okine Ghana
Nojim Maiyegun Nigeria
Middleweight Men Joe Darkey Ghana Arthur Trout Jamaica John Turpin England
Matthias Ouma Uganda
Light Heavyweight Men Roger Tighe England Fatai Ayinla Nigeria Dennis Booth Australia
Sylvester Hines Jamaica
Heavyweight Men Bill Kini New Zealand Adonis Ray Ghana Danny McAlinden Northern Ireland
Benson Ocan Uganda



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Time Trial Men Roger Gibbon Trinidad and Tobago 00:01:09.6 Phillip Watts Bristow-Stagg Australia 00:01:10.9 Richard Hine Australia 00:01:11.0
Sprint Men Roger Gibbon Trinidad and Tobago Fred Booker England Daryl Perkins Australia
Individual Pursuit Men Hugh Porter England 00:04:57 John Bylsma Australia 00:04:59 Richard Hine Australia 00:05:04
10 Miles Scratch Men Ian Alsop England 00:21:46 Hilton Clarke Australia 00:21:46 Trevor Bull England 00:21:47


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race Men Peter Buckley Isle of Man 05:07:52 Des Thomson New Zealand 05:12:11 Laurie Byers New Zealand 05:12:20


Main article: Diving at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil Men Allan Jay England Bill Hoskyns England Graham Paul England
Foil – Team Men England England
Allan Jay
Graham Paul
Bill Hoskyns
Australia Australia
Barry Wasley
Brian McCowage
John Humphreys
Russell Hobby
Scotland Scotland
George Sandor
Joseph Rorke
Robert Wilson
Épée Men Bill Hoskyns England John Pelling England Robert Reynolds Wales
Épée – Team Men England England
Bill Hoskyns
John Pelling
Peter Jacobs
Canada Canada
John Andru
Konrad Widmaier
Peter Bakonyi
Australia Australia
Barry Wasley
John Humphreys
Peter Hardiman
Russell Hobby
Sabre Men Ralph Cooperman England Sandy Leckie Scotland Gabor Arato Australia
Sabre- Team Men England England
Ralph Cooperman
Richard Oldcorn
John Rayden
Australia Australia
Brian McCowage
Gabor Arato
Laszlo Tornallyay
Canada Canada
John Andru
Leslie Samek
Robert Foxcroft
Foil Women Janet Wardell-Yerburgh England Shirley Parker England Gaye McDermit New Zealand
Foil – Team Women England England
Janet Wardell-Yerburgh
Joyce Pearce
Shirley Parker
Australia Australia
Jeanette Beauchamp
Melody Coleman
Walburga Winter
New Zealand New Zealand
Joyce Fenton
Gaye McDermit
Pamela French



Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m Free Pistol Men/Open Charles Sexton England 544 Jules Sobrian Canada 538 Garfield McMahon Canada 536
25m Centre-Fire Pistol Men/Open James Lee Canada 576 Tony Clark England 575 Julio Machado Jamaica 571
25m Rapid-Fire Pistol Men/Open Tony Clark England 585 Michael Papps Australia 578 Jules Sobrian Canada 572


Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m Rifle Prone Men/Open Gilmour Boa Canada 587 Brian Lacey New Zealand 585 John Murphy Australia 584
Full Bore Rifle Men/Open Lord John Swansea Wales 394 Robert Stewart Papua New Guinea 381 Tom Sutherland New Zealand 381


Men's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle Mike Wenden Australia 54.0 Bobby McGregor Scotland 54.2 David Dickson Australia 54.6
440 yd freestyle Bob Windle Australia 4:15.0 John Bennett Australia 4:15.8 Ralph Hutton Canada 4:16.1
1650 yd freestyle Ron Jackson Australia 17:25.9 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 17:33.9 Ralph Hutton Canada 17:38.9
110 yd backstroke Peter Reynolds Australia 1:02.4 Ralph Hutton Canada 1:02.7 Neil Jackson England 1:03.3
220 yd backstroke Peter Reynolds Australia 2:12.0 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:13.5 Karl Byrom Australia 2:18.8
110 yd breaststroke Ian O'Brien Australia 1:08.2 Tony Graham New Zealand 1:12.9 Malcolm Tucker England 1:13.9
220 yd breaststroke Ian O'Brien Australia 2:29.3 Tony Graham New Zealand 2:36.9 Bill Mahony Canada 2:38.9
110 yd butterfly Ron Jacks Canada 1:00.3 Graham Dunn Australia 1:00.9 Keith Bewley England 1:01.5
220 yd butterfly David Gerrard New Zealand 2:12.7 Brett Hill Australia 2:12.8 Tom Arusoo Canada 2:14.2
440 yd individual medley Peter Reynolds Australia 4:50.8 Ralph Hutton Canada 4:51.8 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 4:58.7
4×110 yd freestyle relay Australia Australia
David Dickson
John Ryan
Mike Wenden
Bob Windle
3:35.6 Canada Canada
Sandy Gilchrist
Ralph Hutton
Robert Kasting
Ronald Jacks
3:42.3 England England
Anthony Jarvis
John Martin-Dye
Michael Turner
Robert Lord
4×220 yd freestyle relay Australia Australia
David Dickson
Mike Wenden
Peter Reynolds
Bob Windle
7:59.5 Canada Canada
Sandy Gilchrist
Ralph Hutton
Robert Kasting
Ronald Jacks
8:15.0 England England
Anthony Jarvis
John Thurley
Keith Bewley
Michael Turner
4×110 yd medley relay Canada Canada
Sandy Gilchrist
Leonard Chase
Ralph Hutton
Ronald Jacks
4:10.5 England England
Keith Bewley
Malcolm Tucker
Michael Turner
Neil Jackson
4:11.3 New Zealand New Zealand
David Gerrard
Tony Graham
Hilton Brown
Paddy O'Carroll
Women's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle Marion Lay Canada 01:02.3 Lynette Bell Australia 01:03.2 Jan Murphy Australia 01:03.4
440 yd freestyle Kathy Wainwright Australia 04:38.8 Jenny Thorn Australia 04:44.5 Kim Herford Australia 04:47.2
110 yd backstroke Linda Ludgrove England 01:09.2 Elaine Tanner Canada 01:09.9 Janet Franklin England 01:11.8
220 yd backstroke Linda Ludgrove England 02:28.5 Elaine Tanner Canada 02:29.7 Margaret Macrae New Zealand 02:34.7
110 yd breaststroke Diana Harris England 01:19.7 Jill Slattery England 01:19.8 Heather Saville Australia 01:21.6
220 yd breaststroke Jill Slattery England 02:50.3 Stella Mitchell England 02:50.3 Vivien Haddon New Zealand 02:53.9
110 yd butterfly Elaine Tanner Canada 01:06.8 Judy Gegan England 01:09.3 Ann Barner England 01:09.7
220 yd butterfly Elaine Tanner Canada 02:29.9 Marilyn Carson Canada 02:34.8 Ann Barner England 02:35.0
440 yd individual medley Elaine Tanner Canada 05:26.3 Jan Murphy Australia 05:28.1 Jane Hughes Canada 05:34.1
4×110 yd freestyle relay Canada Canada
Elaine Tanner
Jane Hughes
Louise Kennedy
Marion Lay
04:10.8 Australia Australia
Janet Steinbeck
Janice Murphy
Lynette Bell
Marion Smith
04:11.1 England England
Diana Wilkinson
Jeanette Cave
Pauline Sillett
Susan Cope
4×110 yd medley relay England England
Diana Harris
Judy Gegan
Linda Ludgrove
Pauline Sillett
04:40.6 Canada Canada
Donna Ross
Elaine Tanner
Louise Kennedy
Marion Lay
04:44.5 Australia Australia
Allyson Mabb
Heather Saville
Jill Pauline Groeger
Lynette Bell


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight – Overall Men Precious McKenzie England 319.5 Martin Dias Guyana 307 Chun Hon Chan Canada 304.5
Featherweight – Overall Men Chung Kum Weng Wales 337 Mahon Ghosh India 334.5 Allen Salter Canada 324.5
Lightweight – Overall Men Hugo Gittens Trinidad and Tobago 367 George Newton England 354.5 Ieuan Owen Wales 349.5
Middleweight – Overall Men Pierre St.-Jean Canada 404.5 Horace Johnson Wales 382 Russell Perry Australia 372
Light Heavyweight – Overall Men George Vakakis Australia 419.5 Sylvanus Blackman England 414.5 Mike Pearman England 409.5
Middle Heavyweight – Overall Men Louis Martin England 462 George Manners England 429.5 Dudley Lawson Jamaica 422
Heavyweight – Overall Men Don Oliver New Zealand 497 Arthur Shannos Australia 464.5 Brandon Bailey Trinidad and Tobago 462


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men Muhammad Nazir Pakistan Shamrao Sable India Peter Michienzi Canada
Bantamweight Men Bishamber Singh India Kevin McGrath Australia Muhammad Saeed Pakistan
Featherweight Men Muhammad Akhtar Pakistan Randhawa Singh India Albert Aspen England
Lightweight Men Mukhtiar Singh India Ray Lougheed Canada Tony Greig New Zealand
Welterweight Men Muhammad Bashir Pakistan Richard Bryant Canada Hukum Singh India
Middleweight Men Muhammad Faiz Pakistan Sébastien Donison Canada Michael Benarik Australia
Light Heavyweight Men Robert Chamberot Canada Wallace Booth Scotland Bishwanath Singh India
Heavyweight Men Bhim Singh India Ikram Ilahi Pakistan Denis McNamara England
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British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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