The XVI Commonwealth Games (aka Kuala Lumpur 98) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 21 September 1998. A total of 70 countries from the Commonwealth participated in this 16th Commonwealth Games, making this the largest ever Commonwealth Games to be ever hosted, and one with full participation of the Commonwealth member countries. This is also the first Games to be hosted by an Asian country, and the second Games to be hosted by a developing country. This is also the last Commonwealth Games to be hosted this century. The next one, the XVII Commonwealth Games at Manchester, England will take place in 2002.
The opening ceremony for the Kuala Lumpur 98 Games started with a big bang on 11 September 1998, with an equally resplendent closing ceremony officiated by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 21 September 1998.
Sadec.com provided daily coverage of the Games as the events unfolded. The Games are over now, but as a service to our visitors, we will continue to retain the games schedule, detailed daily results, detailed results of all events as archives for your reference. The photo gallery is our tribute to the greatness of the meet. The success of the games is only the beginning, and a joy of records for the friendly games. See you all at the 17th Commonwealth Games at Manchester, England in 2002.