1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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Host cityPerth, Western Australia, Australia
Nations participating35
Athletes participating863
Opening ceremony22 November
Closing ceremony1 December
Officially opened byPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Athlete's OathIvan Lund
Main venuePerry Lakes Stadium

The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.


Most venues other than the specifically constructed Beatty Park, and Perry Lakes Stadium, were existing facilities.[1]

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