The London 1934 British Empire Games - We Are England
The London 1934 British Empire Games
London 1934

The London 1934 British Empire Games

London had the honour of hosting the second Games and England once again topped the medals table.

England, with a larger team and home advantage, added four more gold medals to their Hamilton tally thanks to heroics in athletics and boxing, the latter of which saw the nation win six of the eight medals on offer. There was also great success in diving where three of the four gold medals were secured by English men and women; Doug Tomalin winning two silver medals in the 3m and 10m springboard competitions.

Arthur Sweeney and Eileen Hiscock - the latter who would go on to win silver and bronze at the Olympics - stole the show with three gold medals each in athletics.

England's 29 gold medals would be under threat however as the action then moved down under with Sydney hosting the Games in 1938.