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Public transport the best bet

14 Mar 06 11:09
Melbourne’s public transport system will be the best way to get around when the Games hit town, with an extra 30,000 services added to meet increased demand.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh examine the Queen's Baton at Buckingham Palace

Queen supports Games Goodwill

14 Mar 06 10:20
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has used her Commonwealth Day address to reinforce the Melbourne 2006 Games’ aim to raise awareness of global health issues.
Sharelle McMahon welcomes the Baton to the Athlete's Village

Baton's journey almost over

14 Mar 06 03:10
After making its way through the Athlete's Village, the Queen's Baton's epic journey has almost come to an end at a street party to celebrate its arrival in Melbourne.
Creative Director of Games Ceremonies Andrew Walsh is putting the finishing touches to Melbourne’s biggest party ever.

Redefining the Opening Ceremony

14 Mar 06 02:14
The Creative Director of the Games Opening Ceremony, Andrew Walsh, has lifted the lid on some of what the public is to expect at Wednesday night's spectacular.
City of Whitehorse donates apparel and equipment to Sierra Leone athletes.

Games spirit shines through

13 Mar 06 04:40
A Melbourne community has donated $25,000 worth of elite sporting equipment and uniforms to Sierra Leone athletes for the Games.
NZ shot-putter Valerie Vili.

Cross-Tasman rivalry set to spark

13 Mar 06 01:54
Here come the New Zealanders. The 255 competitors coming to the Games from across the Tasman - the largest number ever sent to a Commonwealth Games - are looking for medals.
IAAF President Lamine Diack.

Games get world body's tick

13 Mar 06 01:21
The Commonwealth Games in Melbourne have been given the seal of approval by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The Prime Minister visited the Games Village on Sunday.

PM gives thumbs up to Village

13 Mar 06 00:05
The Prime Minister, John Howard, has given the Games Village a rave review after meeting athletes in the dining hall during a visit to the Village.
Pole Vault champion Tatiana Grigorieva clutches precious tickets.

New Games tickets sell quickly

12 Mar 06 22:58
Additional Games tickets to high demand sports Swimming, Diving, Track Cycling, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Basketball, Hockey and Netball sell quickly after being released on 13 March.
The best way to get to the Games is to take public transport. There is no parking at Games venues.

Games Lanes now open

12 Mar 06 08:19
With only three days to go until the Opening Ceremony, Games organisers are warning people they will incur hefty fines if they park or travel in exclusive Games Lanes.

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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!
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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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