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Two-time Commonwealth gold winner Kerryn McCann crosses the line at the MCG in the women's Marathon.

McCann's Marathon most memorable moment

29 Mar 06 04:21
The almighty roar from the packed MCG as Australian Marathon champion Kerryn McCann entered the stadium has been heralded as the Most Memorable Moment of the Games.
Games volunteers celebrate a job well done.

Melbourne cheers its Games heroes

27 Mar 06 00:38
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 22:25
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.
India performs at the Closing Ceremony.

Bollywood's taste of Delhi 2010

26 Mar 06 11:53
The host of the 2010 Games, Delhi, staged a stunning display of Indian culture at the Closing Ceremony, marking the handover from Melbourne 2006.
Two of one thousand Dame Edna's - Melbourne's housewife superstar.

Melbourne – we did it!

26 Mar 06 11:30
Melbourne's biggest party has closed the Commonwealth Games, as thoughts turn to Delhi 2010.
Karachi tram - a Festival 2006 highlight.

Last rides on the Karachi tram

25 Mar 06 04:02
Everybody’s talking about the hit of Festival Melbourne2006, appearing all around the city – the travelling Karachi W-11 tram.
One of the sea creatures lining the Yarra River in Melbourne during the Games.

Farewell to the Fish

25 Mar 06 01:05
The 72 illuminated fish will light up the Yarra River with their spectacular sound and light show for the last time tonight.
Squash players Rachael Grinham and her sister Natalie Grinham.

Keeping it in the family

24 Mar 06 04:10
During the Games there have been a number of competitors who are family members such as sisters, brothers, husbands and wives or even father and son. We've identified a number of the Melbourne 2006 athlete families.
Games Volunteer.

Volunteers to receive medals

24 Mar 06 03:02
The Games volunteers and workforce will be awarded commemorative medals as a tribute to their hard work during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Karak the Games mascot

Mascots go head to head

24 Mar 06 02:38
In a day of hi jinks and high-spirits at the Athlete's Village, Melbourne's Games mascot Karak took on the other resident team mascots.

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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
Gold
Silver Medal Tally
Silver
Bronze Medal Tally
Bronze
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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