British Empire Games ,British Empire & Commonwealth Games – Philatelic Glance
The Commonwealth Games is a multi discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.
The last games were held in Glasgow ,Scotland in 2014 and next are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast , Australia in 2018. The Games were known as
British Empire Games from 1930-1950.
1930- Hamilton,Canada 1934 – London,England 1938 – Sydney, Australia 1950 – Auckland New Zealand.
British Empire & Commonwealth Games from 1954-1966.
1954 – Vancouver,Canada 1958 -Cardiff,Wales 1962 -Perth,Australia 1966- Kingston ,Jamaica
Jamaica issued a set of Four Stamps on the 8th British Empire & Commonwealth Games held in Kingston ,Jamaica. Two stamps are listed below.