Footage from the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh


23 July 2014
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imports_CESC_0-xhiuun21-100000_53605.jpg Footage from the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh
Re-live the highlights of the 1970 Commonwealth Games, held in Edinburgh from 16 to 25 July. ...
Footage from the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh Images

Over 1,300 athletes from 42 different nations attended the 1970 Games in what would prove a year of firsts - the first use of photo finish techology at the Games, the first time metric distances were used and the first time the Queen attended a Games as head of Commonwealth.

Scotland ended up fourth in the medals table, winning six gold and eight silver medals - with Ian Stewart's 5,000 metre victory over fellow Scot Ian McCafferty just one of the highlights:
 


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