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About the Games

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Facts and Figures

Melbourne is a city with a worldwide reputation for its fanatical following of sport, and a long history of staging major sporting events.
Hockey Player fielding the ball


Read about the history of the Commonwealth Games since its inception in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 to the present day.
Cathy Freeman with Schoolchildren

Previous Hosts

All the information you need to know about the previous Commonwealth Games host cities.
Grows in the Stadium

Competing Nations

All 71 Commonwealth nations will compete in the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Ron Walker at the Volunteer Launch


The Organising Committee is led by a Board of Directors representing the interests of both government and Games organisations.
Athletes signing the wall

Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village

The Athletes' Village is located on a 20ha site in the prestigious inner suburb of Parkville.
Press conference with Steve Bracks

Funding Partners

The Games proudly acknowledges our Funding Partners who work alongside to deliver a successful event.
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Intellectual Property

Learn more about protection of Commonwealth Games intellectual property.

Commonwealth Games Associations and appointed agents

Your local CGA will have information on how you can apply for tickets to the Games.

Anti-Doping Information and Resources

The CGF and Melbourne 2006 is committed to delivering a comprehensive anti-doping program for the Games.
This Website is closed and for reference purposes only. To guarantee the stability of Games data, all external links are being removed.

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.
Experience Melbourne
Experience Melbourne.
Events, arts, food and wine... there's more to Melbourne than meets the eye.
Find out more about Melbourne.
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