The Commonwealth Games web-site reports:
"The XIV Commonwealth Games, the third to be hosted by New Zealand and Auckland's second, witnessed a fantastic opening ceremony comprising a magnificent and moving portrayal of the forces that led to the formation of New Zealand society and culture.
"Thankfully, the perennially threatened boycott gave way to a new positive spirit of co-operation far more in keeping with the image of 'The Friendly Games' and a new record of 54 nations participated in the second Auckland Games."
"Twenty-nine of the competing nations succeeded in winning medals from a total of 639 medals available. Australia headed the medals table with New Zealand claiming fourth place behind England and Canada."
"Ten sports featured in the second Auckland Games: athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, judo, lawn bowls, shooting and weightlifting."