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Caribbean's championship sprinters confirmed for Games

12 Aug 05 07:26
The Helsinki World Championships 100 metre silver and bronze medallists, Michael Frater of Jamaica and Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis, are the latest Caribbean sprinters to confirm their place in next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Talented young hopefuls audition to be part of the Games Ceremonies

Auditions begin for Games ceremonies cast

11 Aug 05 07:29
Hopeful Australians have gathered to audition for cast roles in either the Opening or Closing Ceremonies of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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Games tickets available for athletes’ families

11 Aug 05 03:54
Games organisers have set aside Australian athletes' family tickets, who are able to purchase up to four tickets for every session in which their loved ones compete.
Group ticket offer has begun

Schools, local councils and sporting groups invited to the Games

10 Aug 05 04:06
The Group Ticket Offer Order Form has begun distribution, with supermarket chain Woolworths offering a two free ticket incentive to organisers when 20 group tickets or more are purchased
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World Swimming mark again beaten by Lenton

09 Aug 05 04:17
Lisbeth Lenton has again beaten her own 100 metre freestyle world record time, making it twice in two nights, in the finals of the Telstra Australian Short Course Championships.
Rhythmic Gymnast Amy Khera

Games Ceremonies team call for auditions

02 Aug 05 04:20
The Ceremonies team is casting wide for people in categories such as dance, acting and physical expression. If you have been informed by email that you have been successful in gaining an audition, visit the Ceremonies section.
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Aussies blitz in the pool in Montreal

01 Aug 05 04:28
Australian swimmers Liesel Jones, Danni Miatke, Jade Edmistone and Grant Hackett all triumph at the World Championships in Montreal.
Road events will  be held in famous Melbourne locations

Road Events to showcase Melbourne to the world

28 Jul 05 06:12
Courses for the Marathon, Triathlon, Cycling Road Race, Cycling Time Trial and 20km and 50km Race Walks Road Events will be around many of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, boulevards and vistas.
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Melbourne 2006 and ACGA shocked by cycling accident in Germany

19 Jul 05 06:46
The Games Chairman and the ACGA President have expressed shock and sorrow at the tragic road accident in Germany which claimed the life of Australian Road Cycling gold medal hopeful Amy Gillett.
Asia TV and Radio deal confirmed

Asia secures broadcasting deal for the Games

08 Jul 05 06:50
In a first for the Commonwealth Games, parts of Central and South-East Asia will have both television and radio coverage of the Melbourne Games, adding 500 million television viewers.

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