On the eve of the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, our new curated collection features highlights from previous Games held in Australia.
Australia has hosted the most Games: Sydney in 1938 (the first to be staged in the southern hemisphere), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006). Australia is also the most successful nation, having won the most medals in the history of the event.
Despite sometimes being seen as second to the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games has witnessed many great moments, including the famous 'Miracle Mile' in 1954 when both England’s Roger Bannister and Australia's John Landy broke the magical four-minute mile. But even before then, the Games saw extraordinary performances from athletes such as Australia's Decima Norman who won five gold medals at the 1938 Games held in Sydney.
As can be seen in this clip of Decima winning the 110 yards sprint, her running style was unorthodox but clearly effective: