The Games went down in history thanks to a toxic mixture of political machinations, financial headaches and a corrupt newspaper owner. Take a look back at the controversial event in these archive photos of sportsmen, mascots and spectators.
1. New hallmarks for the silver baton for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games
2. An aerial shot of the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank stadium
3. Work starts on Games railway station
4. Commonwealth Games volunteer campaign