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Tonique Williams-Darling hopes to take home the 400m gold for the Bahamas.

Williams-Darling seeks 400m crown

15 Mar 06 09:13
With Marie-Jose Perec and Cathy Freeman out of the picture, the Women's 400M gold is up for grabs and the Bahamas' Tonique William-Darling is chasing the coveted prize.
Australia's Vicky Parnov will be competing against her aunt, Tatiana Grigorieva.

Family ties push the bar

15 Mar 06 05:43
Two related Australian Pole Vaulters ready to compete against each other for a podium place.
Australia's Patrick Johnson.

Self-imposed media ban for Johnson

15 Mar 06 03:33
Patrick Johnson has imposed a media ban on himself in the lead-up to the Games in order to concentrate on success.
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Chantal Petitclerc.

Canada rolls into Games

14 Mar 06 23:39
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Chantal Petitclerc has been chosen to carry the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
Cydonie Mothersill will contest the 200m and cheer on Ato Modibo, her husband, in the 400m.

Divided loyalty on the Athletics track

14 Mar 06 04:37
A husband and wife Athletics campaign stretches across two Commonwealth nations, as Cydonie Mothersill runs for the Cayman Islands and Ato Modibo represents Trindidad and Tobago.
Race Walker Jane Saville powering home

Saville to carry flag for country

13 Mar 06 08:47
Veteran race walker Jane Saville is set to be the face of Australia’s Commonwealth Games efforts after being crowned Team Flag Bearer for the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony.
Asafa Powell.

Athletics medal prospects

13 Mar 06 08:27
A strong Jamaican team are among the medal favourites who will compete in the Athletics events.
Australian 4x100 metre runner Matt Shirvington.

Shirvington gets serious

13 Mar 06 04:02
Sprinter Matt Shirvington has vowed to do better at the Games in the 4 x 100m relay with a home-crowd advantage.
Maria Mutola is set for Melbourne following her seventh world indoor title.

Moscow indoors prep Mutola

12 Mar 06 21:21
Mozambique's Maria Mutola has added a record seventh women's 800m victory at the World Indoor Championships, with no other athlete in history winning more than five.
Nigerian-born sprinter Ambrose Ezenwa has been cleared to run for Australia at the Games.

O'Sullivan, Ezenwa to run

12 Mar 06 07:24
Irish distance runner Sonia O'Sullivan and Nigerian sprinter Ambrose Ezenwa have been given the go-ahead to compete for Australia at the Games.

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