102 relations: Abel Corbin, Alfred Swift, Allan Jay, Anthony Madigan, Beth Whittall, Bill Tinnock, Bob Parker (rower), Brian Cahill, Bruce Culpan, Bruce George (weightlifter), Bruce Wells, Buddy Lucas (swimmer), Carl Schwende, Chilliwack, Commonwealth Games, Cyril Peacock, Dave Baillie, Dave Charnley, David Hawkins (swimmer), Diana Wilkinson, Dick Garrard, Dick Ploog, Don Rowlands, Don Skene, Doug Hepburn, Earl Alexander of Tunis, Elenor Gordon, Empire Stadium (Vancouver), Eric Thompson (cyclist), Four-minute mile, Gary Chapman (swimmer), Geoff Williamson, Gerry Gratton, Gillian Sheen, Graham Johnston (swimmer), Harold Cleghorn, Hastings Park, Ian Epton, Irene MacDonald, Ivan Lund, Jack Doms, Jack Stewart (diver), Jack Wardrop, James Halliday (weightlifter), James Pirrett, Jean Stewart, Jim Peters (athlete), Joan Harrison (swimmer), John Armitt (wrestler), John Baird (cyclist), ..., John Brockway (swimmer), John Fethers, John Landy, Jon Henricks, Jules Sylvain, Keith Harrison (cyclist), Kenneth Richmond, Kerry Ashby, Lawn Bowls at the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games, Lawrence West (rower), Lennox Kilgour, Leonard Leisching, Lincoln Hurring, Lord Byng Secondary School, Lorraine Crapp, Louis Baise, Malcolm Collins, Margaret McDowall, Mary Glen-Haig, Mervyn Wood, Murray Ashby, Murray Riley, Natalie Myburgh, National Film Board of Canada, Nicholas Gargano, Norman Sheil, Pacific National Exhibition, Peter Brotherton, Peter Heatly, Piet van Vuuren, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Ralph Cooperman, Reg Douglas, René Paul, Robert Fowler (cyclist), Robert Steckle, Robert Wilson (rower), Rodney Wilkes, Roger Bannister, Sidney Rand (rower), Southern Rhodesia, Stanley Callagher, Thomas Shardelow, Tom Christie, Vancouver, Vancouver Forum, Vedder River, Vern Barberis, West Point Grey, Wilf Greaves, 1950 British Empire Games, 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Expand index (52 more) » « Shrink index
Abel Rathbone Corbin (May 24, 1808 – March 28, 1881) was an American newspaper editor, financier, and the husband of Virginia Grant, sister of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Alfred James Swift (25 June 1931 – 13 April 2009) was a South African Olympic athlete and cyclist.
Allan Louis Neville Jay MBE (born 30 June 1931, in London, England) was a British foil and épée fencer.
Antony Morgan "Tony" Madigan (born 4 February 1930) is an Australian boxer and rugby player.
Elizabeth Whittall (May 26, 1936 – May 1, 2015) was a Canadian competitive swimmer from Montreal, Quebec.
William "Bill" James Tinnock (born 5 April 1930) is a former New Zealand rower.
Robert Hugh Parker (born 29 September 1934) was a New Zealand rower.
Brian Cahill MBE (1931 – 8 March 2015) was an Australian television presenter, newsreader and politician who worked first in radio, and then in television from 1959 until the late 1970s / early 1980s.
Bruce Ewen Culpan is a former New Zealand rower.
Bruce Ronald George (25 September 1919 - 21 July 2006) was a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.
Bruce Albert Wells (7 July 1933 – 14 November 2009) was an English amateur boxer, holder of the ABA Light Middleweight and European Amateur Boxing Championship titles.
Frederick Ross "Buddy" Lucas (22 May 1931 – 18 October 2002) was a New Zealand swimmer and surf lifesaver.
Carl Schwende (20 February 1920 – 30 December 2002) was a Canadian fencer.
Chilliwack is a city in British Columbia, Canada.
The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games from 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970–1974) is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
Cyril Francis Peacock (19 September 1929 – 31 December 1992) was a British amateur racing cyclist who was world champion in 1954.
David Baillie (June 28, 1928 – November 25, 1977) was a Canadian weightlifter who is best known for earning the silver medal at the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth Games in the superheavyweight category.
David Fraser Charnley (10 October 1935 – 3 March 2012) was an English lightweight boxer considered to be one of the greatest British fighters in his weight class.
David Frederick Hawkins (born 13 December 1933) is an Australian former competition swimmer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
Diana Elizabeth Wilkinson (born 17 March 1944 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is a retired British freestyle swimmer who won five medals at the 1958 and 1962 European Aquatics Championships.
Richard "Dick" Edward Garrard, OBE (21 January 1911 – 3 March 2003) was an Australian Olympic wrestler.
Dick Ploog (27 November 1936 – 14 July 2002) was an Australian cyclist.
Sir Donald David Rowlands (17 June 1926 – 18 March 2015) was a New Zealand rower and businessman.
Donald "Don" J. C. Skene (born 1936, Cardiff), is a Welsh former racing cyclist.
Douglas Ivan Hepburn (September 16, 1926 – November 22, 2000) was a Canadian strongman and weightlifter.
Earl Alexander of Tunis is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Helen Orr Gordon (10 May 1933 – 5 July 2014), commonly known by her nickname Elenor Gordon and later by her married name Elenor McKay, was was a Scottish competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympics, and Scotland in two British Empire Games.
Empire Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver.
Eric Gordon Thompson (9 July 1927 – 15 May 1996) was a British Olympic cyclist.
In the sport of athletics, the four-minute mile is the act of completing the mile run (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 metres) in less than four minutes.
Gary Arthur Chapman (12 March 1938 – 23 September 1978) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s who won a bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
Geoffrey "Geoff" Williamson (10 July 1923 – 17 September 2009) was an Australian rower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Gerry Gratton (29 August 1927 – 28 July 1963) was a Canadian weightlifter who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Gillian Sheen (born 21 August 1928) is a British fencer and Olympic champion in foil competition.
Graham Johnston (born 10 July 1930) is a South African swimmer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Robert Harold Cleghorn (27 December 1912 – 10 October 1996) was a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.
Hastings Park is located in the northeast sector of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in a neighbourhood called Hastings-Sunrise.
Ian Epton (6 December 1932 in Edinburgh - 7 February 2014 in Cape Town) is a former wrestler from Zambia, which was then the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia.
Irene Margaret MacDonald, (November 22, 1931 – June 20, 2002) was a Canadian athlete, sports executive and broadcaster from Hamilton, Ontario.
Ivan Lund (13 May 1929 – 9 April 1992) was an Australian Olympic fencer.
Jack Doms is a former swimming representative from New Zealand.
Jack Stewart is a former diving representative from New Zealand.
John Caldwell "Jack" Wardrop (born 26 May 1932) is a British former competitive swimmer.
James “Jumping Jim” Halliday (born 19 January 1918 in Farnworth, Lancashire, United Kingdom died 6 June 2007) was an weightlifter from Great Britain.
James Pirrett is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.
Jean Hurring (née Stewart, born 23 December 1930) is a former swimmer from New Zealand.
Jim Peters (24 October 1918 in London – 9 January 1999 in Thorpe Bay) was a long-distance runner from England.
Joan Harrison (born 29 November 1935 in East London, Eastern Cape) is a South African swimmer and Olympic champion.
John Charles Armitt (23 August 1925 – 4 June 2008) was a former wrestler from New Zealand.
John Baird is a former racing cyclist from New Zealand.
William John Brockway (8 October 1928 – 26 July 2009) was a Welsh competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and European championships, and Wales at the British Empire Games, during the late 1940s and 1950s.
John Fethers (4 December 1929 – 30 March 2010) was an Australian fencer.
John Michael Landy, AC, CVO, MBE (born 12 April 1930) is an Australian former Olympic track athlete.
John ("Jon") Malcolm Henricks (born 6 June 1935) is an Australian former competitive swimmer who won two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
Jules Sylvain (pseudonym for Axel Stig Hansson), (11 June 1900 in Stockholm, 29 October 1968 in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy), was a Swedish composer, screenwriter and musician.
Keith Harrison (born 28 March 1933) is a former British cyclist.
Kenneth "Ken" Alan Richmond (10 July 1926 – 3 August 2006) was an English heavyweight wrestler.
Kerry Ayling Ashby (4 September 1928 – 3 March 2015) was a New Zealand rower.
The lawn bowls competition at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games took place in Vancouver, Canada from 30 July until 7 August 1954.
Lawrence Kingsley West (born 1935) is a Canadian rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Lennox Kilgour (April 15, 1927 – 2004) was a weightlifter and Olympic medalist from Trinidad and Tobago.
Leonard Leisching (born 11 September 1934) is a former boxer from South Africa, bronze medalist at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki sports.reference.com (Retrieved on 13 December 2008) and gold medalist at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver.
Lincoln Norman William Hurring (15 September 1931 – 21 April 1993) was a swimmer from New Zealand.
Lord Byng Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the West Point Grey neighbourhood on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lorraine Joyce Thurlow, (born 1 October 1938), née Lorraine Joyce Crapp, is a former Olympic swimming champion representing Australia.
Louis Joseph Baise (born 4 May 1927) is a South African former Olympic wrestler.
Malcolm Collins (born 1935) is an ex-amateur boxer from Cardiff, Wales, who competed in the lightweight division.
Margaret Gibson McDowall (born 10 January 1936 in Kilmarnock, Scotland), was educated at Kilmarnock Academy and was a member of the Scottish Swimming Team from the age of 14.
Dame Mary Alison Glen-Haig, (née James; 12 July 1918 – 15 November 2014), was a British fencer who competed in four Olympic games in 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960.
Mervyn Thomas "Merv" Wood, LVO, MBE, QPM (30 April 1917 – 19 August 2006) was an Australian rower of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Murray Ashby (12 May 1931 – 18 November 1990) was a New Zealand rower.
Murray Stewart Riley (born 5 October 1925) was a NSW police officer who became an Australian rower before becoming involved in the Australian organised crime scene.
Natalie Myburgh (15 May 1940 – 21 January 2014) was a South African swimmer.
The National Film Board of Canada (or simply National Film Board or NFB) (French: Office national du film du Canada, or ONF) is Canada's twelve-time Academy Award-winning public film and digital media producer and distributor.
Nicholas ("Nick") Gargano (born 1 November 1934) is a former English boxer, who won the bronze medal in the welterweight division (– 67 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
Norman Sheil (born 22 October 1932 in Liverpool, England) is a retired racing cyclist who won world pursuit championships for Britain in 1955 and 1958 and rode the Tour de France in 1960.
The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a non profit organization which hosts an annual 17-day summer fair, seasonal amusement park, and arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Peter Brotherton (born 4 February 1931) is a former British cyclist.
Sir Peter Heatly, CBE, DL (9 June 1924 – 17 September 2015) was a Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Piet van Vuuren (6 February 1931 – 2008) is a South African boxer.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ralph Cooperman (16 November 1927 – 22 March 2009) was a British fencer.
Reginald "Reg" Douglas (born 1930) is a former New Zealand rower.
René Paul (20 January 1921 – 16 June 2008) was a British fencer.
Robert Fowler (5 December 1931 – 27 December 2001) was a South African cyclist.
Robert John "Bob" Steckle (born August 21, 1930 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a former Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler from Canada, who competed in three consecutive summer Olympic Games, starting in 1952.
Robert Andrew Wilson (born October 14, 1935) is a Canadian rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Rodney Adolphus Wilkes (11 March 1925 – 24 March 2014) was a weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago.
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English former middle-distance athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile.
Sidney Charles Rand (17 August 1934 – 25 December 2008) was an English rower who competed for Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics and at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
The Colony of Southern Rhodesia was a self-governing British Crown colony in southern Africa from 1923 to 1980, equivalent in territorial terms to modern Zimbabwe.
Stanley Callagher is a former New Zealand rower.
Thomas Shardelow (born 11 November 1931) is a South African cyclist.
Thomas Hildred Christie (born 26 March 1927) is a former doctor and rower who represented Great Britain rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics and twice won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta.
Vancouver officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
The Forum (also known as the Exhibition Forum, Vancouver Forum and PNE Forum) is an indoor arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada located on the grounds of the Pacific National Exhibition.
The Vedder River, called the Chilliwack River above Vedder Crossing, is a river in the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington.
Verdi "Vern" Barberis (27 June 1928–6 January 2005) was an Australian weightlifter.
West Point Grey is a neighbourhood on the western side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wilf Greaves is a Canadian amateur light middleweight and professional light middle/middle/light heavyweight boxer of the 1950s and '60s who as an amateur won the gold medal at light middleweight in the Boxing at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, and as a professional won the Canada middleweight title, and British Commonwealth middleweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from, i.e. light middleweight to, i.e. light heavyweight.
The 1950 British Empire Games was the fourth edition of what is now called the Commonwealth Games.
The 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Cardiff, Wales from 18–26 July 1958.
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