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Facts and Figures

Melbourne is a city with a worldwide reputation for its fanatical following of sport. Its history of staging major sporting events is testimony to the high standards of its venues and the enthusiasm of locals, who support events in great numbers.

The people of the State of Victoria are justifiably proud that their capital city has been awarded the honour of hosting the XVIII Commonwealth Games in 2006.

The series of tables on this page provide a simple easy-to-follow guide to the facts and figures of the XVIII Commonwealth Games.

Project Timeframe
Games awarded to Melbourne 10 October 1999
Project Length 7.5 years (90 months)
Project Commencement Date 1 Jan 2000
Project Completion Date 30 June 2007
Phase 1 Set Up 1 Jan 2000 - 1 June 2002
Phase 2 Build 1 July 2002 - 1 June 2004
Phase 3 Delivery 1 July 2004 - 1 June 2006
Phase 4 Wind Up 1 July 2006 - 30 June 2007

Competition Period
Duration 15 - 26 March 2006
11 days of competition allows for the extended program of a number of sports
Opening Ceremony Wednesday 15 March 2006
Competition starts Thursday 16 March 2006
Closing Ceremony Sunday 26 March 2006
Phase 1 Set Up 1 Jan 2000 - 1 June 2002

Attendance Profile
Competitors and Officials
Athletes 4,500
Team Officials 1,500
Technical Officials 1,200
VIPs
Sponsors 2,000
CGF 600
Govt/VIPs 400
Media
Host Broadcaster and Rights Holders 1,400
Non-Rights Holders 1,700

Administration Profile
Staff 600
Service Providers 5,000
Volunteers 12,000 - 15,000
This Website is closed and for reference purposes only. To guarantee the stability of Games data, all external links are being removed.

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