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The 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
were held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
from 30 September to 9 October 1982. The Opening Ceremony was held at the QEII Stadium (named for Elizabeth II), in the Brisbane suburb of Nathan. The QEII Stadium was also the venue which was used for the athletics and archery competitions during the Games.[1] Other events were held at the purpose-built Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler. The Chairman of the 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
was Sir Edward Williams.[2] The 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
Logo was designed by Paulo Ferreira,[3] who was the winner of a nationwide competition held in 1978. The symbol is derived from the form of a bounding kangaroo. The three bands, forming stylized A's (for Australia), are in colours which are common to flags of many Commonwealth countries. Matilda the kangaroo mascot for the 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
was represented by a cartoon kangaroo,[4] and a gigantic 13-metre (42 feet 8 inches) high mechanical "winking" kangaroo, who travelled around the stadium and winked at the crowd. The games were officially opened by The Duke of Edinburgh and closed by The Queen.


1 Host selection 2 Participating teams 3 Sports 4 Venues 5 Highlights

5.1 Opening Ceremony (30 September) 5.2 Day 1 (1 October) 5.3 Day 2 (2 October) 5.4 Day 4 (4 October) 5.5 Closing Ceremony

6 Medals by country 7 Medals by event

7.1 Aquatics 7.2 Archery 7.3 Athletics 7.4 Badminton 7.5 Bowls 7.6 Boxing 7.7 Cycling 7.8 Diving 7.9 Shooting

7.9.1 Pistol 7.9.2 Rifle 7.9.3 Shotgun

7.10 Swimming 7.11 Weightlifting 7.12 Wrestling

8 Aboriginal movement protests 9 Games identity

9.1 Bid and interim logo 9.2 The Games brand identity 9.3 Mascot

10 Legacy 11 See also 12 Footnotes 13 References 14 External links

Host selection[edit] Bidding for the XII Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
was held in Montreal, Canada
at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Lagos, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
and Birmingham were the bidding cities. On 14 July 1976 it was announced that Brisbane
had won the rights to stage the Games[5] after the other candidate cities withdrew bids earlier that year. Brisbane
was awarded by default of being the only Candidate City left at the bid election after Birmingham
reversed its decision to submit an application.[5] Nigeria's boycott of the Montreal
Summer Olympics made Lagos' bid lobbying impractical.[citation needed] The Montreal Summer Olympics were plagued with cost overruns and bidding on a sports festival anywhere in the world was not good politically. Participating teams[edit]

Countries and places which competed at the 1982 games

46 Commonwealth nations and territories took part in the 1982 Commonwealth Games.[6] A total of 1,583 athletes and 571 officials participated in the event.[7] The Griffith University
Griffith University
campus was used as an athletes village.[8]

Participating Commonwealth countries and territories

 Australia  Bahamas  Barbados  Bermuda  Botswana  Canada  Cayman Islands  Cyprus  England  Falkland Islands  Fiji  Ghana  Gibraltar  Grenada  Guernsey  Guyana  Hong Kong  India  Isle of Man  Jamaica  Jersey  Kenya  Lesotho  Malawi  Malaysia  Malta  Mauritius  New Zealand  Nigeria  Northern Ireland  Papua New Guinea  Saint Helena  Scotland  Singapore  Solomon Islands  Sri Lanka  Swaziland  Tanzania  The Gambia  Tonga  Trinidad and Tobago  Uganda  Vanuatu  Wales  Western Samoa  Zambia  Zimbabwe

Debuting Commonwealth countries and territories

 Falkland IslandsNote[›]  Saint Helena  Solomon Islands  Vanuatu

^ Note: The Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
debut at the games was partially poignant coming less than four months after the Falklands War.

Sports[edit] Sports contested during the 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
included athletics, archery, badminton, lawn bowls, boxing, cycling, shooting, swimming, diving, weightlifting and wrestling.[9] Table tennis
Table tennis
and Australian football
Australian football
were demonstration sports.[10] Venues[edit] Main article: Venues of the 2082 Commonwealth Games

Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Jubilee Sports Centre Chandler Sports Complex: Chandler Aquatic Centre - swimming and diving ; Chandler Sports Hall - badminton and table tennis ; Chandler Theatre - weightlifting ; Chandler Velodrome - track cycling Brisbane
City Hall - wrestling Brisbane
Festival Hall - boxing Belmont Rifle Range - shooting Moorooka Bowls Club - lawn bowls Murarrie Recreation Reserve - archery Bruce Highway
Bruce Highway
- road cycling Brisbane
River roads - marathon Wynum and Manly roads - 30 km walk Woolloongabba Cricket Ground - Australian football
Australian football
demonstration Athletes Village - Griffith University
Griffith University
and Mount Gravatt College of Advanced Education.[11][9]

Highlights[edit] Opening Ceremony (30 September)[edit] Main article: 1982 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
opening ceremony The ceremony at the QEII Stadium was held on a fine but extremely windy day. The wind was so strong that skydivers who were going to descend into the stadium were cancelled.[7] Instead they made an entrance at the closing ceremony. Day 1 (1 October)[edit] The first event of the Games was 100 kilometres (62 mi) Road Trial in cycling. England
won the Gold Medal
Gold Medal
in the event, and Australia
won the Silver Medal—coming second to England
by only six seconds. Other sports which were contested on the first day of competition included swimming and diving, weightlifting, shooting and bowls. Day 2 (2 October)[edit] Sports contested included swimming, diving, weightlifting, shooting, cycling, bowls and archery. The day was marred by both Australia
and Canada
being disqualified in the 4 × 100 metres relay in swimming, both problems occurring during change-overs. The medals awarded for this race went to England, Scotland
and New Zealand. Day 4 (4 October)[edit] Sports contested included swimming, diving, cycling, athletics, archery, hammer throwing and shooting. The day was marred when Canada
was again disqualified, this time in the 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay. Canada
protested against the winners, Australia, as well as against their own disqualification. Closing Ceremony[edit] Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
closed the Games during a colourful ceremony, which included parachute jumpers (who had originally been also intended as part of the Opening Ceremony display) jumping and landing in a special target area within the stadium and red, white and blue balloons. Matilda the Kangaroo
also winked at the Queen. Following the closing of the Games, the Queen and Duke left the stand to be driven from the stadium. However, nobody wanted the Games to end and the Australian team formed a 'guard of honour' and ran beside and behind the car in which Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were travelling, as it circled the stadium several times before finally leaving.[12] Team members from other countries also joined in running after the royal car. Medals by country[edit] This is the full table of the medal count of the 1982 Commonwealth Games. These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This follows the system used by the IOC, IAAF
and BBC.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total

1  Australia 39 39 29 107

2  England 38 38 32 108

3  Canada 26 23 33 82

4  Scotland 8 6 12 26

5  New Zealand 5 8 13 26

6  India 5 8 3 16

7  Nigeria 5 0 8 13

8  Wales 4 4 1 9

9  Kenya 4 2 4 10

10  Bahamas 2 2 2 6

11  Jamaica 2 1 1 4

12  Tanzania 1 2 2 5

13  Malaysia 1 0 1 2

 Hong Kong 1 0 1 2

15  Fiji 1 0 0 1

 Zimbabwe 1 0 0 1

17  Northern Ireland 0 3 3 6

18  Uganda 0 3 0 3

19  Zambia 0 1 5 6

20  Guernsey 0 1 1 2

21  Bermuda 0 0 1 1

 Singapore 0 0 1 1

 Swaziland 0 0 1 1

Total 143 141 153 437

Medals by event[edit] Aquatics[edit] Main article: Aquatics at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Archery[edit] Main article: Archery
at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Athletics[edit] Main article: Athletics at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Badminton[edit] Main article: Badminton at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Bowls[edit] Main article: Lawn Bowls at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Boxing[edit]


Gold Silver Bronze

Light Flyweight Men  Abraham Wachire (KEN)  John Lyon (ENG)  Lucky Siame (ZAM)

 Leonard Makhanya (SWZ)

Flyweight Men  Michael Mutua (KEN)  Joseph Kelly (SCO)  Grant Richards (AUS)

 Albert Musankabala (ZAM)

Bantamweight Men  Joe Orewa (NGR)  Roy Webb (NIR)  Ray Gilbody (ENG)

 Richard Reilly (AUS)

Featherweight Men  Peter Konyegwachie (NGR)  Peter Hanlon (ENG)  Rodney Harberger (AUS)

 Winfred Kabunda (ZAM)

Lightweight Men  Hussein Khalili (KEN)  James McDonnell (ENG)  Brian Tink (AUS)

 Steve Larrimore (BAH)

Light Welterweight Men  Christopher Ossai (NGR)  Charles Owiso (KEN)  Clyde McIntosh (ENG)

 David Chibuye (ZAM)

Welterweight Men  Chris Pyatt (ENG)  Laston Mukobe (ZAM)  Charles Nwokolo (NGR)

 Chenanda Machaiah (IND)

Light Middleweight Men  Shawn O'Sullivan (CAN)  Nick Croombes (ENG)  Roland Omoruyi (NGR)

 Tom Corr (NIR)

Middleweight Men  Jimmy Price (ENG)  Douglas Sam (AUS)  Jeremiah Okoroduddu (NGR)

 Kevin McDermott (CAN)

Light Heavyweight Men  Fine Sani (FIJ)  Jonathan Kirisa (UGA)  Kevin Barry (NZL)

 Joseph Poto (ZAM)

Heavyweight Men  Willie DeWit (CAN)  Harold Hylton (ENG)  Willy Isangura (TAN)

 Mohammed Abdallah (KEN)

Cycling[edit] Main article: Cycling at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Diving[edit] Main article: Aquatics at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Shooting[edit] Pistol[edit]


Gold Silver Bronze

Free Pistol Men/Open  Tom Guinn (CAN) 553  Geoffrey Robinson (ENG) 543  Phil Adams (AUS) 540

Free Pistol - Pairs Men/Open  Phil Adams & John Tremelling (AUS) 1077  Barrie Wickens & Rex Hamilton (NZL) 1075  Geoffrey Robinson & Frank Wyatt (ENG) 1074

Centre-Fire Pistol Men/Open  John Cooke (ENG) 580  James Cairns (SCO) 579  Noel Ryan (AUS) 577

Centre-Fire Pistol - Pairs Men/Open  Noel Ryan & Alexander Taransky (AUS) 1151  Mohinder Lal & Ashok Pandit (IND) 1138  John Cooke & John Gough (ENG) 1131

Rapid-Fire Pistol Men/Open  Lee Kui Nang (HKG) 583  Jim Timmerman (CAN) 583  John Cooke (ENG) 582

Rapid-Fire Pistol - Pairs Men/Open  Peter Heuke & Alexander Taransky (AUS) 1160  James Cairns & Hugh Hunter (SCO) 1152  Sharad Cahuran & Ramakrishnan Vij (IND) 1151

Air Pistol Men/Open  George Darling (ENG) 576  Phil Adams (AUS) 573  Tom Guinn (CAN) 571

Air Pistol - Pairs Men/Open  Phil Adams & Gregory Colber (AUS) 1128  Geoffrey Robinson & George Darling (ENG) 1126  Jim Timmerman & Tom Guinn (CAN) 1125



Gold Silver Bronze

Small Bore Rifle, Prone Men/Open  Alan Smith (AUS) 1184  Malcolm Cooper (ENG) 1184  Bill Watkins (WAL) 1177

Small Bore Rifle, Prone - Pairs Men/Open   Malcolm Cooper & Mike Sullivan (ENG) 1187  Colin Harris & Bill Watkins (WAL) 1183  Patrick Vamplew & Ernest Sopsich (CAN) 1180

Small Bore Rifle, Three Positions Men/Open  Alister Allan (SCO) 1146  Malcolm Cooper (ENG) 1145  Guy Lorion (CAN) 1144

Small Bore Rifle, Three Positions - Pairs Men/Open   Malcolm Cooper & Barry Dagger (ENG) 2301  Guy Lorion & Jean-François Sénécal (CAN) 2279   Alister Allan & Bill MacNeill (SCO) 2277

Full Bore Rifle Men/Open  Arthur Clarke (SCO) 387  Lord John Swansea (WAL) 385  Charles Trotter (GGY) 384

Full Bore Rifle - Pairs Men/Open   Keith Affleck & Geoffrey Ayling (AUS) 572  John Bloomfield & Dick Rowling (ENG) 570  David Calvert & Hazel Mackintosh (NIR) 563

Air Rifle Men/Open  Jean-François Sénécal (CAN) 574  Matthew Guille (GGY) 572  Malcolm Cooper (ENG) 570

Air Rifle - Pairs Men/Open   Alister Allan & Bill MacNeill (SCO) 1137   Malcolm Cooper & Barry Dagger (ENG) 1126  Norbert Jahn & Anton Wurfel (AUS) 1123



Gold Silver Bronze

Trap Men/Open  Peter Boden (ENG) 191  Terry Rumbel (AUS) 190  Peter Croft (ENG) 190

Trap - Pairs Men/Open  Jim Ellis & Terry Rumbel (AUS) 190  Peter Croft & Peter Boden (ENG) 186  James Young & Martin Girvan (SCO) 183

Skeet Men/Open  John Woolley (NZL) 197  Ian Hale (AUS) 196  Wally Sykes (ENG) 195

Skeet - Pairs Men/Open  Brian Gabriel & Fred Altmann (CAN) 191  Jim Sheffield & Wally Sykes (ENG) 190  Alex Crikis & Ian Hale (AUS) 190

Swimming[edit] Main article: Aquatics at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Weightlifting[edit]


Gold Silver Bronze

Flyweight - Overall Men  Nick Voukelatos (AUS) 207.5  Grunadan Kambiah (IND) 200  Lawrence Tom (NGR) 192.5

Bantamweight - Overall Men  Geoff Laws (ENG) 235  Bijar Kumar Satpathy (IND) 227.5  Lorenzo Orsini (AUS) 222.5

Featherweight - Overall Men  Dean Willey (ENG) 267.5  Tamil Selvin (IND) 245  Chua Koon Siang (SIN) 242.5

Lightweight - Overall Men  David Morgan (WAL) 295  Bill Stellios (AUS) 285  Patrick Bassey (NGR) 277.5

Middleweight - Overall Men  Steve Pinsent (ENG) 312.5  Tony Pignone (AUS) 305  Jacques Demers (CAN) 302.5

Light Heavyweight - Overall Men  Newton Burrowes (ENG) 325  Guy Greavette (CAN) 320  Cosmas Idioh (NGR) 317.5

Middle Heavyweight - Overall Men  Robert Kabbas (AUS) 337.5  Peter Pinsent (ENG) 335  Mike Sabljak (AUS) 325

Sub Heavyweight - Overall Men  Oliver Orok (NGR) 350  Gary Langford (ENG) 350  Kevin Roy (CAN) 340

Heavyweight - Overall Men  John Burns (WAL) 347.5  Joe Kabalan (AUS) 325  Mario Leblanc (CAN) 315

Super Heavyweight - Overall Men  Dean Lukin (AUS) 377.5  Bob Edmond (AUS) 347.5  Bassey Ironbar (NGR) 320



Gold Silver Bronze

Light Flyweight Men  Ram Chander Sarang (IND)  Steve Reinsfield (NZL)  Maldwyn Cooper (CAN)

Flyweight Men  Mahabir Singh (IND)  Ray Takahashi (CAN)  Ken Hoyt (AUS)

Bantamweight Men  Brian Aspen (ENG)  Ashok Kumar (IND)  Chris Maddock (NZL)

Featherweight Men  Bob Robinson (CAN)  Cris Brown (AUS)  Augustine Atasie (NGR)

Lightweight Men  Jagminder Singh (IND)  Zsigmund Kelevitz (AUS)  Lloyd Renken (CAN)

Welterweight Men  Rajinder Singh (IND)  Ken Reinsfield (NZL)  Brian Renken (CAN)

Middleweight Men  Chris Rinke (CAN)  Wally Koenig (AUS)  Jai Parkash Kangar (IND)

Light Heavyweight Men  Clark Davis (CAN)  Kartar Singh (IND)  Nigel Sargeant (NZL)

Heavyweight Men  Richard Deschatelets (CAN)  Satpal Singh (IND)  Murray Avery (AUS)

Super Heavyweight Men  Wyatt Wishart (CAN)  Rajinder Singh (IND)  Albert Patrick (SCO)

Aboriginal movement protests[edit] The Brisbane
Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
were also noted by large-scale protests by the Aboriginal rights movement in Australia, which brought to the centre of international media attention the lack of land rights, poor living condition and suppression of personal and political rights in Queensland
in particular, and in Australia
as a whole.[14] The protests, which were followed by large-scale arrests, are a significant event in the history of the Australian Aboriginal movement.[15] Games identity[edit] Bid and interim logo[edit] The Games brand identity[edit] Mascot[edit] Main article: Matilda (mascot) The Matilda mascot from the opening ceremony was relocated to Wet'n'Wild Water World, a water park in the Gold Coast hinterland. Unfortunately, in 2007, Matilda lay out the back of Wet'n'Wild in pieces, until 2011, when the winking icon found a new home at the back of the Kybong Matilda fuel station (now a Puma Energy
Puma Energy
station), near Gympie, and has been thrilling visitors and locals with her impressive stature.[16] Legacy[edit] In 2009 as part of the Q150
celebrations, the 1982 Commonwealth Games were announced as one of the Q150
Icons of Queensland
for its role as a "Defining Moment".[17] See also[edit]

Commonwealth Games
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portal 1980s portal Brisbane
portal Australia

1982 Commonwealth Games
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at the Commonwealth Games Australia
at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Canada
at the 1982 Commonwealth Games


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