British Empire and Commonwealth Games

This short documentary presents highlights of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In Vancouver, top-ranking athletes from the far corners of the British Commonwealth competed for new records. The film records outstanding feats in racing, jumping, pole-vaulting, swimming as well as the "miracle mile" duel between John Landy and Roger Bannister.

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Film Credits

Jack Olsen
Nicholas Balla
Donald Wilder
Jack Long
Osmond H. Borradaile
Felix Lazarus
Clarke Daprato
Clifford Griffin
Fergus McDonell
Andy O'Brien

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    “Empire Stadium is such a splendid venue. While B.C. Place was being renovated in 2011 I attended a few football games there and the mountains provide a marvellous background.” — sixam, 22 Feb 2014

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