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Melbourne – we did it!

Two of one thousand Dame Edna's - Melbourne's housewife superstar.
26 Mar 06 11:30
Melbourne's biggest party has closed the Commonwealth Games, as thoughts turn to Delhi 2010.
India performs at the Closing Ceremony.

Bollywood's taste of Delhi 2010

26 Mar 06 12:40
The host of the 2010 Games, Delhi, staged a stunning display of Indian culture at the Closing Ceremony, marking the handover from Melbourne 2006.
Games volunteers celebrate a job well done.

Melbourne cheers its Games heroes

27 Mar 06 03:48
Melbourne has cheered the gold medal winning Australian athletes and the Games volunteers in the Commonwealth Games Thank You Parade.
Gold medallist Samaresh Jung of India wins the David Dixon Award.

Jung named Games' outstanding athlete

26 Mar 06 22:32
Gold medallist Samaresh Jung of India has been named as the winner of the David Dixon Award for the most outstanding athlete of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Temepara George of New Zealand celebrates winning Netball gold.

Golden Ferns' final fairytale

26 Mar 06 07:37
The long anticipated showdown for Netball gold did not disappoint, as world champion New Zealand defeated reigning Commonwealth champion Australia 60-55.

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One of the sea creatures lining the Yarra River in Melbourne during the Games.

Melbourne hooked on fish

Melbourne's most popular attraction outside the sporting venues are the fish, the 36 installations that dominate a kilometre of the Yarra River landscape.
Australian Rules footballers carry the baton along the Yarra River.

The Queen's Baton Relay concludes


After traversing 71 nations and 180,000km in one year and one day, the baton arrives at the Games.

Relay photos | Relay video | Screensavers and wallpapers

Photo Galleries: The baton in Australia | International baton photos | Karak's photos | Volunteers photos | more photos

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See you at Delhi 2010
Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.

Medal Table

Country Gold Medal Tally
Silver Medal Tally
Bronze Medal Tally
Australia flag Australia 84 69 68
England flag England 36 40 34
Canada flag Canada 26 29 31
India flag India 22 17 11
South Africa flag South Africa 12 13 13

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Photo Galleries
The winner of the Men's 200m EAD T46 final, Heath Francis, poses for the cameras with the silver and bronze medallists during the presentation.
The MCG provided seven glorious days and nights of the world's best Athletics action.
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Video and Mobiles
BigPond, Partner of Melbourne 2006.
Experience the Games online and on your mobile with BigPond. Watch live coverage and daily video highlights.
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Melbourne says farewell at the MCG.
Melbourne says farewell with a party to remember.
Photo Gallery
The beautiful sky at the MCG on the night of the Opening Ceremony.
The spectacular performances of the Games Opening Ceremony, Melbourne's biggest ever celebration.
Revisit the Opening Ceremony.
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You have achieved a level of success that has set new standards. Melbourne, you are simply the best - Commonwealth Games president Mike Fennell.
About the Games
Betty Cuthbert of Australia wins the women's 100 metres final at the Melbourne Olympics.
The biggest sporting event in Victoria since the 1956 Olympics.
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Festival Highlights Gallery
Crowds at Alexandra Gardens.
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Australia's biggest free cultural festival during the Games.
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Experience Melbourne
Experience Melbourne.
Events, arts, food and wine... there's more to Melbourne than meets the eye.
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Sports and Venues
Melbourne's sport precinct has many of the world's best arenas.
12 individual, 4 team, and a total of 24 sport disciplines are on offer in the world's best arenas.
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Ellis and Bheki, appearing at Festival Melbourne2006.
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