The "Lightweight Games"
Victoria 1994 was considered by many in the Commonwealth movement to be a version of a minimalistic games. Some considered them a mild letdown from the high memories of Auckland's games four years previously. Facilities were temporary and none more so than the large scaffolding built Stands that totally transformed the University of Victoria's Centennial Stadium. Still the games were successful and proved to many that smaller cities could manage hosting a large event such as a Commonwealth Games.
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“In 1600 the specialization of games and pastimes did not extend beyond infancy; after the age of three or four it decreased and disappeared. From then on the child played the same games as the adult, either with other children or with adults. . . . Conversely, adults used to play games which today only children play.”
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