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Games should leave a lasting legacy

Campaigners have called on Glasgow to learn from Edinburgh’s “mistake” by leaving a lasting legacy of facilities after the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Read more.

Commonwealth Games athletics memories from 1954-94

Great selection of Commonwealth Games athletics action. Look out for historic wins for Lachie Stewart in 1970 and Liz Lynch in 1986 at Meadowbank.

1986 Commonwealth Games 5000m (last lap)

Watch middle distance legend Steve Ovett win Commonwealth gold at Meadowbank stadium.

Michael Johnson – 200m – Meadowbank Stadium 1990

Watch Michael Johnson run a phenomenal 200m at Meadowbank stadium early in his career.

1986 Commonwealth Games 800 & 1500m

Watch Steve Cram win the 800m and 1500m double at the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank stadium.

“I don’t know why they can’t refurbish local facilities that appear to be well-used. Obviously, the local authority has its own plans, but it is disappointing when a facility such as Meadowbank isn’t replaced like for like” Steve Cram – 26th April 2007.

Commonwealth Games 1986

Watch the opening ceremony of the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank stadium.

Watch Steve Cram win the 800m and 1500m double at the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank stadium.

“I don’t know why they can’t refurbish local facilities that appear to be well-used. Obviously, the local authority has its own plans, but it is disappointing when a facility such as Meadowbank isn’t replaced like for like” Steve Cram – 26th April 2007.

Watch middle distance legend Steve Ovett win Commonwealth gold at Meadowbank stadium.

Look out for historic wins for Lachie Stewart in 1970 and Liz Lynch in 1986 at Meadowbank.

1970 Commonwealth Games 10000, 1500, w400 & 5000m highlights

Okay, so it’s not the Commonwealth Games, but take a look at Michael Johnson running a phenomenal 200m at Meadowbank stadium early in his career.