Team England lost their crown but recorded some historic wins in Edinburgh as the Games changed name again.

After four editions of the 'British Empire & Commonwealth Games' the competition, now with 42 nations compared to an initial 11, was renamed the British Commonwealth Games. 

Louis Martin and Precious McKenzie both won gold in weightlifting whilst in lawn bowls David Bryant retained his men's singles title, eight years after winning it. Due to a lack of bowling greens in Jamaica, the sport did not feature in Kingston. 

Boxer John Conteh, at one point in his career widely tipped to be a rival of the great Muhammad Ali, beat Titus Simba of Tanzania in a matter of seconds for the middleweight title at the age of just 19.