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The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin. The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. This was the first Commonwealth Games where a computerised system was used to handle ticket sales. These were the first Commonwealth Games to be named ''Commonwealth Games'', having dropped ''British''.

Host selection



Participating teams

46 teams were represented at the 1978 Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Medals by country




Medals by event




Athletics



Badminton



Bowls



Boxing



Cycling

;Track ;Road

Diving



Gymnastics



Shooting

;Pistol ;Rifle ;Shotgun

Swimming

;Men's events ;Women's events

Weightlifting



Wrestling



Venues

* Commonwealth Stadium: Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (built new for the games) * University of Alberta Arena: Badminton * '
Commonwealth Bowls
'': Lawn Bowling (built new for the games) * Edmonton Gardens: Boxing * Argyll Velodrome: Cycling (built new for the games) * Northlands Coliseum: Gymnastics * '
Strathcona Shooting Range
'': Shooting (built new for the games) * Kinsmen Aquatic Centre: Swimming and Diving (built new for the games) * Jubilee Auditorium: Weightlifting * University of Alberta Gym: Wrestling

References



External links


Commonwealth Games Official Site

A Brief History
from the Delhi 2010 site

– Australian Commonwealth Games official website
''Going the Distance,'' an NFB documentary
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