1978 Commonwealth Games

The XI Games was the first to bear the current day name of the Commonwealth Games. Whilst Edmonton had won the right to host the Games with an audacious vision presented six years earlier to the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly, the organisers had to walk a careful tightrope in the immediate run up to the Edmonton Games to ensure that there was no repeat of the African nations boycott of the 1976 Montreal Olympics caused by a New Zealand rugby tour of South Africa.

Forty-six countries sent a total of 1,405 athletes and 504 officials to the Edmonton Games. As host nation, Canada also topped the medal table for the first time.

Ten sports were featured at the Edmonton Games - athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling.


Medal Tally of 11th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1
Antigua & Barbuda
-
-
-
-
2
Australia
24
33
27
84
3
Bahamas
-
1
-
1
4
Bangladesh
-
-
-
-
5
Barbados
-
-
-
-
6
Belize
-
-
-
-
7
Bermuda
-
-
-
-
8
Canada
45
31
33
109
9
Cayman Islands
-
-
-
-
10
Cook Islands
-
-
-
-
11
Cyprus
-
-
-
-
12
England
27
27
33
87
13
Fiji
-
-
-
-
14
Ghana
1
1
1
3
15
Gibraltar
-
-
-
-
16
Grenada
-
-
-
-
17
Guernsey
-
-
-
-
18
Guyana
1
1
1
3
19
Hong Kong
2
-
-
2
20
India
5
5
5
15
21
Isle of Man
-
-
1
1
22
Jamaica
2
2
3
7
23
Jersey
-
-
-
-
24
Kenya
7
6
5
18
25
Lesotho
-
-
-
-
26
Malawi
-
-
-
-
27
Malaysia
1
2
1
4
28
Mauritius
-
-
-
-
29
New Zealand
5
6
9
20
30
Northern Ireland
2
1
2
5
31
Papua New Guinea
-
1
-
1
32
Samoa
-
-
3
3
33
Scotland
3
6
5
14
34
Sierra Leone
-
-
-
-
35
Singapore
-
-
-
-
36
Sri Lanka
-
-
-
-
37
St. Kitts & Nevis
-
-
-
-
38
St. Lucia
-
-
-
-
39
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
-
-
-
-
40
Swaziland
-
-
-
-
41
Tanzania
1
1
-
2
42
The Gambia
-
-
-
-
43
Trinidad & Tobago
-
2
2
4
44
Turks & Caicos Islands
-
-
-
-
45
Wales
2
1
5
8
46
Zambia
-
2
2
4
47
Zimbabwe
-
-
-
-
Total
128
129
138
395

  Pakistan was not participated in the 11th Commonwealth Games.