The XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 21 September 1998. It was the first time in its 65-year history that the Games were held in Asia and the second to be hosted by a developing country.
All 70 countries in the Commonwealth participated at the Games, making it the largest ever to be hosted.
Four new sports were introduced at the 1998 Games and these were Cricket, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Netball, Rugby 7’s. Also included in the sports programme were:
Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Lawn Bowls, Shooting, Squash, Tenpin Bowling, Weightlifting.
England’s performance at the Games was great and we came second in the medal table behind Australia with 136 medals – 36 gold, 46 silver and 53 bronze. Australia received 199 medals and Canada came third with 99 medals.
|For full Kuala Lumpur 1998 results please see CGF website.|
For results and information specifically on Team England, an official Team England Handbook and Guide and Official Team England Report are available for £5.00 each. Please contact the CGE for details.