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Melbourne 2006 gold medal revealed.

Gold, gold, gold from Australia

06 Mar 06 03:12
With just nine days until the start of the Games, organisers have unveiled the prized medals to be awarded during the 11 days of competition.

Handheld tech directs Games visitors

05 Mar 06 00:42
Mobile technology will ensure visitors can find their way to events and entertainment, with volunteers at key locations providing tear-away maps and SMS instructions for any queries.
Tatiana holds some precious tickets.

High-demand tickets on sale now!

02 Mar 06 23:01
Sports fans across Australia have a new opportunity to access tickets to high profile Games events including Basketball finals, Netball, Athletics, Gymnastics and lower priced category Ceremonies tickets.
The official Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games stamps from Australia Post.

Stamps capture daily highlights

28 Feb 06 01:39
Spectators at the Games will have the chance to share the excitement with friends and family - with a special selection of celebratory stamps.
Public transport during the Games.

Transport snapshots to help Games travellers

27 Feb 06 03:49
Commuters and Games spectators will get daily tips for the best way to travel into Melbourne, as part of a package of measures to make commuting during the Games easy.
The MCG will be transformed.

Iconic MCG to be transformed

27 Feb 06 01:27
With the Opening Ceremony just 16 days away, the MCG is currently being transformed on a scale never seen before in Australia.
Plan Goodwill Ambassador, English 50m Freestyle swimmer Mark Foster.

Youth reporters cover Games for Plan

24 Feb 06 00:41
When 3,100 media personnel descend on Melbourne for the Games, among their number will be nine talented young people from across the Commonwealth - youth reporters for Plan.
The House of the Holy Afro, a highly-styled package of Afro-kitsch, performing at Festival Melbourne2006.

Festival gets Games party started

23 Feb 06 02:00
The streets of Melbourne and regional Victoria are set to light up with Australia’s biggest ever free arts and culture festival, as celebrations for the Games start early.
Telstra Heromessage.

Hiddink scores with HeroMessaging

22 Feb 06 04:53
Socceroos coach Guus Hiddink has become the first to send a Telstra HeroMessage which allows fans to send a message of support and congratulations to Australia’s athletes.
Jana Pittman in the Australian Games team  tracksuit.

Medal tracksuit honours champs

21 Feb 06 01:26
When Australia’s medal winning athletes step up to the podium at the Games, they will do so surrounded by the best Commonwealth performers of the past.

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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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Medal Table

Country Gold Medal Tally
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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