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1938 British Empire Games
The 1938 British Empire Games
British Empire Games
was the third British Empire Games, the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
being the modern-day equivalent. Held in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australia
from 5–12 February 1938, they were timed to coincide with Sydney's sesqui-centenary (150 years since the foundation of British settlement in Australia). Venues included the Sydney
Sydney
Cricket Ground (the main stadium), the Sydney
Sydney
Sports Ground, North Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Pool and Henson Park. An estimated 40,000 people attended the opening ceremony. A competitors' residential village was established within the grounds of the Sydney
Sydney
Showground.[1] The star of the games was the Australian athlete Decima Norman, who won five gold medals in track and field
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Ray Hicks (cyclist)
Ray Hicks (3 March 1917 – 1974) was a British cyclist. He competed in the sprint and time trial events at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1] References[edit]^ "Ray Hicks Olympic Results". sports-reference.com
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Sydney Showground (Moore Park)
The former Sydney
Sydney
Showground at Moore Park was the site of the Sydney Royal Easter Show in New South Wales, Australia
Australia
from 1882 until 1997, when the Show was moved to the new Sydney
Sydney
Showground at Homebush Bay, which was built for the Sydney
Sydney
2000 Olympics. The old site was then leased to News Corporation
News Corporation
on a 99-year lease from the Government of New South Wales
New South Wales
to be used for the site of Fox Studios Australia, and is now part of The Entertainment Quarter.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Football 1.2 Music2 ReferencesHistory[edit] In 1811, Governor Macquarie
Governor Macquarie
proclaimed Sydney’s second common, an area of 1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95Canada Flag Coat of arms Motto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin)"From Sea to Sea"Anthem: "O Canada"[a] CapitalOttawa45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest cityTorontoOfficial languagesEnglishFrenchEthnic groups (2016)[2] List of ethnicities 74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian Religion (2011)[3] List of religions 67.2% Christianity
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British Guiana
Other languages Guyanese Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu) Chinese Yoruba Portuguese DutchGovernment ColonyHistorical era New Imperialism •  Conquered 1796 •  Anglo-Dutch Treaty 13 August 1814 •  Single colony 1831 •  New constitution 1928 •  Independence 26 May 1966Area •  1924 231,804 km2 (89,500 sq mi)Population •  1924 est. 307,391      Density 1/km2 (3/sq mi)Currency Spanish dollar
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Bermuda
Coordinates: 32°20′N 64°45′W / 32.333°N 64.750°W / 32.333; -64.750BermudaFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin) "Whither the Fates carry (us)"[1]Anthem: "God Save the Queen" (official)"Hail to Bermuda" (unofficial) "All the Bermudians" (unofficial)aLocation of  Bermuda  (circled in red) in the Atlantic Ocean  (blue)Status British Overseas TerritoryCapital Hamilton 32°18′N 64°47′W / 32.300°N 64.783°W / 32.300; -64.783Largest city St George'sOfficial languages English[2]Ethnic groups (2010[3])54% Black 31% White 8% Multiracial 4% Asian 3% OtherDemonym BermudianGovernment Parliamentary dependency under constitutional monarchy• MonarchElizabeth II• GovernorJohn Rankin• PremierE
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Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Ireland
(Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] ( listen);[8] Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the north-east of the island of Ireland,[9][10] variously described as a country, province or region.[11][12][13] Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863,[4] constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population
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World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria & North Korea Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern France Other campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing Americas French West Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Contemporaneous warsSoviet–Japanese border conflicts Franco-Thai War Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellion World War II Alphabetical indices A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0–9Navigation CampaignsCountriesEquipment TimelineOutlineLists PortalCategoryBibliography vte World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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South Africa
[Note 1]11 languagesAfrikaans Northern Sotho English Southern Ndebele Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa ZuluEthnic groups (2014[3])80.2% Black 8.8% Coloured 8.4% White 2.5% AsianReligion See Religion in South AfricaDemonym South AfricanGovernment Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentCyril Ramaphosa• Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza• Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesThandi Modise• Speaker of the National AssemblyBaleka Mbete• Chief JusticeMogoeng MogoengLegislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council• Lower houseNational AssemblyIndependence from the United Kingdom• Union31 May 1910• Self-governance11 December 1931• Republic31 May 1961•
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Southern Rhodesia
The Colony of Southern Rhodesia
Rhodesia
was a self-governing British Crown colony in southern Africa
Africa
from 1923 to 1980, the predecessor state of modern Zimbabwe. Following its Unilateral Declaration o
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Trinidad And Tobago
Coordinates: 11°14′57″N 60°39′09″W / 11.249285°N 60.652557°W / 11.249285; -60.652557 Republic
Republic
of Trinidad
Trinidad
and TobagoFlagCoat of armsMotto: Together
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[5][6][7] It shares land borders with Wales
Wales
to the west and Scotland
Scotland
to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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Wales
Wales
Wales
(/ˈweɪlz/ ( listen); Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəmri] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the island of Great Britain.[8] It is bordered by England
England
to the east, the Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel
Bristol Channel
to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon
Snowdon
(Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit
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New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
(/njuːˈziːlənd/ ( listen); Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island
North Island
(Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island
South Island
(Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand
New Zealand
is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia
Australia
across the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand
New Zealand
developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life
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Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81Democratic Socialist Republic
Republic
of Sri Lanka ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese) Srī Lankā prajātāntrika samājavādī janarajaya இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil) Ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka sōsalisa kuṭiyarasuFlagEmblemAnthem: "Sri
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