1982 Commonwealth Games

The Brisbane Games are still hailed as one of the very best. Everything went so well from the moment Matilda, a 13-metre mechanical kangaroo, helped out with the opening ceremonies. Once again, a boycott was avoided and the sun shone throughout the duration of the XII Games.

Forty-six nations participated in the Brisbane Games with a new record total of 1,583 athletes and 571 officials. As hosts, Australia headed the medal table leading the way ahead of England, Canada, Scotland and New Zealand respectively.

The men's 200m gold was shared by England's Mike McFarlane and Scotland's Allan Wells, with judges unable to separate the pair at the winning post.

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


Medal Tally of 12th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1
Australia
39
39
29
107
2
Bahamas
2
2
2
6
3
Barbados
-
-
-
-
4
Bermuda
-
-
1
1
5
Botswana
-
-
-
-
6
Canada
26
23
33
82
7
Cayman Islands
-
-
-
-
8
Cyprus
-
-
-
-
9
England
38
38
32
108
10
Falkland Islands
-
-
-
-
11
Fiji
1
-
-
1
12
Ghana
-
-
-
-
13
Gibraltar
-
-
-
-
14
Grenada
-
-
-
-
15
Guernsey
-
1
1
2
16
Guyana
-
-
-
-
17
Hong Kong
1
-
-
1
18
India
5
8
3
16
19
Isle of Man
-
-
-
-
20
Jamaica
2
1
1
4
21
Jersey
-
-
-
-
22
Kenya
4
2
4
10
23
Malawi
-
-
-
-
24
Malaysia
1
-
1
2
25
Malta
-
-
-
-
26
Mauritius
-
-
-
-
27
New Zealand
5
8
13
26
28
Nigeria
5
-
8
13
29
Northern Ireland
-
3
3
6
30
Papua New Guinea
-
-
-
-
31
Samoa
-
-
-
-
32
Scotland
8
6
12
26
33
Singapore
-
-
1
1
34
Solomon Islands
-
-
-
-
35
Sri Lanka
-
-
-
-
36
St. Helena
-
-
-
-
37
Swaziland
-
-
1
1
38
Tanzania
1
2
2
5
39
The Gambia
-
-
-
-
40
Tonga
-
-
-
-
41
Trinidad & Tobago
-
-
-
-
42
Uganda
-
3
-
3
43
Vanuatu
-
-
-
-
44
Wales
4
4
1
9
45
Zambia
-
1
5
6
46
Zimbabwe
1
-
-
1
Total
143
141
153
437

  Pakistan was not participated in the 12th Commonwealth Games.