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UAC staff help Games Minister Justin Madden into 9,000th Games Uniform

One month to Games glory

15 Feb 06 01:27
With one month to go until the Opening Ceremony, organisers are rolling out the final stage of preparation – the culmination of more than ten years of organisation.
Yourik Sarkisian of Australia in the Mens Up to 62kgs Weightlifting Final at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Champs in Aust Weightlifting team

14 Feb 06 06:29
Manchester gold medallists Yourik Sarkisian and Alexsan Karapetyan have been confirmed as the powerhouses of the fifteen member Australian Commonwealth Games Weightlifting team.
Ben McEachran of Australia in the Men's Light Heavyweight semi final at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Australia's Boxers ready to rumble

14 Feb 06 06:23
Manchester bronze medallist Ben McEachran will lead Australia’s eleven man Boxing squad to Melbourne, with his eyes of the prize in the 81kg division, and the hope of bringing his team mates a repeat of the glory of Manchester.
Shooting sport logo.

Indian shooters dominate Games warm-up

13 Feb 06 23:04
Indian shooters have continued their medal-winning spree at the Australia Cup in Melbourne, marking themselves as the team to beat in Shooting during the Commonwealth Games.
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Last bid for Malaysian gymnast

13 Feb 06 22:53
Malaysian rhythmic gymnast Chrystal Lim will make a last-ditch effort this week to win a place in her country’s team for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Australian winger Lote Tuqiri has sealed a spot in the Rugby 7's at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia to tackle Sevens' best

13 Feb 06 06:45
Four Wallabies players - Lote Tuqiri, Matt Giteau, Scott Fava and Chris Latham - will boost Australia’s chances for a medal in the tough Rugby Sevens field at the Games in Melbourne.
International superstar Lauren Jackson will lead the Opals in Melbourne.

Opals and Boomers shoot for gold

13 Feb 06 03:54
Australia's men's and women's teams are confident of taking home the inaugural Commonwealth Games Basketball gold after naming teams heavy on international experience.
Athens gold medal diver Chantelle Newbery is part of a new-look Australian Diving team for the Games.

Wu makes a splash in Games team

13 Feb 06 00:56
Australia’s newest Diving sensation Melissa Wu has become the youngest Commonwealth Games representative in more than two decades, joining a 12-strong Diving team as one of seven new faces at the Games.
Sharelle McMahon will captain the Australian Netball team at the Games.

Netballers ready for title defence

10 Feb 06 03:52
Australia has named a Netball team strong on international experience and youthful enthusiasm for the uphill battle to keep their perfect Commonwealth Games record intact.
One of the 72 water creatures to feature in the Yarra river for the Games.

Opening Ceremony jumps into Yarra

10 Feb 06 00:06
Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River will be the centrepiece of a spectacular addition to the Opening Ceremony, when for the first time the Ceremony will flow out of the stadium and onto the streets.

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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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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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