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Countdown to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Edinburgh 1986

After nearly two decades successfully averting political stay-aways and protests because of apartheid and sanction-busting sports tours to South Africa, the XIII Games, the second to be staged at Edinburgh, was to become known as "the Boycott Games".

Sadly, despite there being so many fond memories of the Scottish hospitality offered in 1970, 32 Commonwealth nations decided that they could not attend, because of their opposition to apartheid in sports.

The second Edinburgh Games was attended by 26 nations, sending a total of 1,662 athletes and 461 officials. Featured were 10 sports: athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, cycling, lawn bowls, rowing, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling.

The Isle of Man won a Gold Medal in shooting, Nigel Kelly in the Men's Skeet with 196 points.

ATHLETES
Shooting - Nigel Kelly (Men's skeet)