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Encyclopedia > 2006 Commonwealth Games
18th Commonwealth Games

Host city Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nations participating 71[1]
Athletes participating approx. 4,500
Events 247 in 16 sports
Opening ceremony March 15, 2006
Closing ceremony March 26, 2006
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Queen's Baton Final Runner John Landy
Main Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground
Motto United by the moment

The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, eclipsing the 1956 Summer Olympics in terms of the number of teams competing, athletes competing, and events being held. Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 Official Logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $222,022 (2nd)  - Product per capita  $44,443/person (5th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  5,110,500 (2nd)  - Density  22. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Queens Baton Relay, similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. ... John Landy in 1985. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... “MCG” redirects here. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries British Commonwealth Games seal Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was also used during Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games. “MCG” redirects here. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ...


The mascot for the games was Karak [2], a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (a threatened species). Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Karak is the mascot for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. ... Binomial name Calyptorhynchus banksii Latham, 1790 Red-tailed Black Cockatoo range (in red) The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii, is a large cockatoo native to Australia. ...


For the first time ever, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games appointed a Goodwill Partner, Plan International Australia [3]. Plan, also known as Foster Parents Plan in some countries, is a child-oriented charity, and works in 46 countries to provide programs to 1. ...

Contents

Sports

Rugby at the 2006 games
Rugby at the 2006 games

The 2006 Commonwealth Games included 16 sports, with 12 individual sports and 4 team sports. In total there are 247 events at the Games. ... Image File history File links Fiji_Cook_Island_rugby. ... Image File history File links Fiji_Cook_Island_rugby. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were the third Games at which Rugby Sevens, the only male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games, was played. ...


Four of these sports are further broken down into separate disciplines, making a total of 24 disciplines:

  • Aquatics: diving, swimming, synchronised swimming.
  • Cycling: track, road, mountain bike.
  • Gymnastics: artistic, rhythmic.
  • Shooting: clay target, pistol, small bore and air rifle, full bore rifle.

The athletics, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting sports include fully integrated events for elite athletes with a disability (EAD). These events are included in the official medal tally.

Medals table

2006 Commonwealth Games medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 84 69 68 221
2 England 36 40 34 110
3 Canada 26 29 31 86
4 India 22 17 11 50
5 South Africa 12 13 13 38
6 Scotland 11 7 11 29
7 Jamaica 10 4 8 22
8 Malaysia 7 12 10 29
9 New Zealand 6 12 13 31
10 Kenya 6 5 7 18
11 Singapore 5 6 7 18
12 Nigeria 4 6 7 17
13 Wales 3 5 11 19
14 Cyprus 3 1 2 6
15 Ghana 2 0 1 3
Uganda 2 0 1 3
17 Pakistan 1 3 1 5
18 Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
19 Isle of Man 1 0 1 2
Namibia 1 0 1 2
Tanzania 1 0 1 2
22 Sri Lanka 1 0 0 1
23 Mauritius 0 3 0 3
24 Bahamas 0 2 0 2
Northern Ireland 0 2 0 2
26 Cameroon 0 1 2 3
27 Botswana 0 1 1 2
Malta 0 1 1 2
Nauru 0 1 1 2
30 Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Grenada 0 1 0 1
Lesotho 0 1 0 1
33 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 3 3
34 Seychelles 0 0 2 2
35 Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Mozambique 0 0 1 1
Samoa 0 0 1 1
Swaziland 0 0 1 1
245 244 254 743

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Calendar

   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Event finals    ●    Closing ceremony
March 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Ceremonies
Athletics
Badminton ●●●●● ●●●●● ●●●●● ●●●●● ●●●●● ●●●●● ●●●●●
Basketball ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●● ●●
Boxing
Cycling
Diving
Gymnastics ●● ●●●●● ●●●●● ●● ●●●●
Hockey
Lawn Bowls
Netball
Rugby 7s
Shooting
Squash
Swimming
Synchronised Swimming
Table tennis
Triathlon
Weightlifting
March 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th

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Highlights

Opening Ceremony - 15 March

2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Both the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Yarra River were centrepieces for the ceremony, which included many fireworks, and other spectacle. The Games were opened by Queen Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen is also Head of State of a number of Commonwealth countries, including Australia.

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Day 1 - 16 March

Cycling
England managed a clean sweep of the 4,000 m individual pursuit gold medal on the cycle track. Paul Manning beat fellow team mate Rob Hayles in the final. Steve Cummings won the bronze medal race. Australian Ben Kersten manages to beat the World and Olympic champions in the 1 km time trial.
Swimming
Scotland's Caitlin McClatchey beat Australia's Libby Lenton in the Women's 200 m freestyle final, setting a new Games record of 1:57.25. England's Melanie Marshall came in third. David Carry of Scotland has won the 400 m freestyle final, winning the second swimming gold for his country. Canadian Andrew Hurd picked up the silver in 3:49.08 and David Davies from Wales came third. Moss Burmester from New Zealand won gold in the 200 m butterfly in a new New Zealand and Commonwealth record time of 1:56.64.
Weightlifting
The Games' first gold medal was awarded in the Women’s Weightlifting (48 kg class) to Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam from India. Marilou Dozois-Prevost from Canada won the silver, and Erika Yamazaki of Australia picked up the bronze.

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Day 2 - 17 March

Cycling
Australians Katherine Bates and Rochelle Gilmore get gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 25 km Points Race, repeating their Manchester Games results. Their teammate Alexis Rhodes took ninth place after being seriously injured in Germany in an accident that took the life of Amy Gillett, in whose honour all three dedicated their ride.
Rugby Sevens
New Zealand won the gold medal at the Telstra Dome with a convincing 29-21 win over England. Fiji win the bronze medal with a 24-17 win over Australia in a game marred by a serious injury to Australian player Scott Fava.
Swimming
Australia gets all three medals in both the women's 50 m butterfly and women's 50 m breaststroke.

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Day 3 - 18 March

Swimming
Australia swept gold, silver, and bronze in both the women's 50 m breaststroke and the 50 m butterfly. Leisel Jones and Danni Miatke, respectively, won the golds.
Triathlon
Day 3 saw the Australians and New Zealanders completely dominate the triathlon event. After missing out on qualification for the 2004 Athens Olympics, Emma Snowsill took the gold medal with a time of 1:58:02.59. New Zealand secured silver (Samantha Warriner), bronze (Andrea Hewitt) and fourth place for the Women's event. Continuing Australia's dominance in the triathlon, Brad Kahlefeldt won gold in the men's triathlon event with a time of 1:49:16. Australian Peter Robertson was just beaten by New Zealander, Bevan Docherty for silver, while Robertson took the bronze.
Cycling
Australian cyclist Ryan Bayley won the men's sprint, his second gold medal for these Games.

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Day 4 - 19 March

Athletics
Australian Kerryn McCann successfully defends her 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medal title by winning the women's marathon event with a time of 2:30:50.
Athletics
Tanzania retained the men's marathon title, Samson Ramadhani taking the gold. Kenya's Fred Mogaka took silver, and England's Dan Robinson took the bronze.
Cycling
The Isle Of Man won their first Commonwealth gold in 20 years, when Mark Cavendish won the men's Scratch Race final. Cavendish held off Australia's Ashley Hutchinson on the final bend to triumph, with Scotland's James McCallum claiming bronze.
Swimming
World champion Jessicah Schipper of Australia swam a Games record in beating team-mate Libby Lenton for the women's 100 m butterfly gold.

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Day 5 - 20 March

Athletics
Australian Craig Mottram and crowd favourite, is edged out by Augustine Choge in the men's 5000 m by 2 seconds. Choge won in a Games-record time of 12 min 56.41 s. At one stage during the race Mottram ran with 3 Kenyan racers in front of him and 3 Tanzanian racers behind him.
Athletics
Asafa Powell, world record holder, wins the men's 100 m sprint in a time of 10.03 seconds, ahead of Nigeria's Soji Fasuba and the Trinidadian Marc Burns. His Jamaican compatriot, Sheri-Ann Brooks won the women's 100 m in a personal best time of 11.19 s, ahead of South Africa's Geraldine Pillay and Delphine Antangana, of Cameroon.
Squash
The Grinham sisters (Australia) battled for the Gold medal. Natalie triumphed over Rachel 2-9 9-6 9-1 9-6. Peter Nicol won his third Commonwealth Games gold medal. He previously won the singles title in 1998, and the doubles in 2002. He recaptured the singles title in four games, defeating Australia's David Palmer 9-5 10-8 4-9 9-2.
Swimming
Scotland won two more gold medals in the pool, with Caitlin McClatchey and Gregor Tait each winning their second titles in the 400 m freestyle and 200 m individual medley respectively. Australia's Leisel Jones set the first world record of the swimming competition, breaking her own record in the 100 m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.09.

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Day 6 - 21 March

Swimming
The Australian women's swimming team again asserted their dominance in the pool, breaking the 4 x 100 m medley relay world record in a time of 3:56.30, over a second faster than that set by the Australian women's swimming team in the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Australian women completed one of the most successful campaigns in games' history, finishing with 16 gold medals, just 3 short of the entire meet's offerings. The Australian men's swimming team finishes on a successful note, winning the 4 x 100 m medley relay. This was one of their least successful games meets with 3 gold medals.
Athletics
The Kenyan women finish with Lucy Wangui (31:29.66) and Evelyne Nganga (31:30.86) gold and silver respectively in the 10,000 m run. Wangui overtook Nganga in the final straight, after Nganga attempted to break away. Mara Yamauchi of England was third.
Athletics
Dean Macey of England overcame injury to win his first major title in the men's Decathlon. Maurice Smith of Jamaica took silver and Australian Jason Dudley earned bronze.

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Day 7 - 22 March

Athletics
New Zealander Valerie Vili won gold in the women's shot put, setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 19.66 metres.

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Day 8 - 23 March

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Australian Jana Pittman delighted the home crowd by retaining her 400 m hurdles title with Britons Natasha Danvers-Smith (England) and Lee McConnell (Scotland) picking up silver and bronze.
Jamaica won gold and silver in the women's 200 m with Sherone Simpson finishing ahead of Veronica Campbell and South African Geraldine Pillay in third.

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England's Liam Killeen led an England one-two in the men's mountain bike cross country race. The 23-year-old eased home in two hours 13.11 minutes, ahead of team-mate Oli Beckingsale.

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India's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won gold medal in Men's Double Trap.

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Day 9 - 24 March

Athletics
Australian Nathan Deakes won the men's 50 km walk in a time of 3:42:53, beating the previous record set by him at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games by over 10 minutes. New Zealander Tony Sargisson took silver medal in 3:58:05 while Australia's Christopher Erickson took the bronze in 3:58:22.
Basketball
The Australian men's team beat New Zealand 81-76 to win the first gold medal in this sport at the Commonwealth Games. The English men's team beat Nigeria 80-57 to take the bronze.

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Day 10 - 25 March

Aquatics
Canadian Blythe Hartley won the Women's 3 m Springboard final with 690.05 points. Australians Chantelle Newbery and Kathryn Blackshaw took silver and bronze repectively.
Australian Matthew Helm won the Men's 10 m Platform with 1085.60 points. Silver went to England's Peter Waterfield with 1030.50 points and bronze went to Canadian Alexandre Despatie with 1016.95 points.
Athletics
England's Nicholas Nieland won the Men's Javelin with a season best throw of 80.10 m. Australians William Hamlyn Harris and Oliver Dziubak both threw 79.89 m with William Hamlyn Harris securing silver on a countback throw of 79.48 on his final thow. Oliver Dziubak took bronze on his countback throw of 78.43.
Nick Willis, gold medallist in the 1500 metres in a time of 3:38.49 mins, became the first athlete from New Zealand to win a track medal for twenty-four years.
Boxing
England dominated the boxing finals day, with Don Broadhurst, Frankie Gavin, James Russan, David Price, and Stephen Smith winning gold medals and Darran Langley winning silver.
Scotland's Kenny Anderson won the Light Heavyweight gold after defeating his opponent, Adura Olalehin, 23-19 after fighting back from 7-13 down after two rounds. During the fight, Olalehin had four points, the same as the margin of victory, awarded against himself for repeatedly holding Anderson.

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Day 11 - Closing Ceremony - 26 March

Gymnastics
Canadian Alexandra Orlando completed the rhythmic gymnastics competition having won six gold medals - a gold in every rhythmic gymnastics event - to become the fourth competitor to win six gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games.
Cycling
Australians Natalie Bates and Matthew Hayman win the women's and men's road races respectively.
Hockey
In the men’s final, the host nation beat Pakistan 3-0, after leading 1-0 before the break. In the bronze medal play-off, England lost to Malaysia 2-0.
Netball
New Zealand defeats Australia 60-55 in the gold medal match, to become the first country other than Australia to win Commonwealth Games gold in the sport.
2006 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
Both the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Yarra River were again centrepieces for the ceremony. The games were closed by HRH Prince Edward.

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Venues

The following venues were used at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The sport(s) which were played at that venue is listed after it.


Melbourne venues

Melbourne Cricket Ground — venue for the Opening & Closing Ceremonies and for Athletics
A panoramic view of the interor of Telstra Dome
venue for Rugby 7s

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Regional and suburban venues

Ballarat
Ballarat Minerdome: Basketball
Bendigo
Bendigo Stadium: Basketball
Wellsford Rifle Range: Full Bore Shooting
Geelong
Geelong Arena: Basketball
Lysterfield Park
State Mountain Bike Course: Mountain Bike Cycling
Traralgon
Traralgon Sports Stadium: Basketball

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Impact on host nation

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Early concerns arose about the large cost of staging the Games, with projected costs likely to be over 1 billion Australian dollars and a high likelihood the Victorian taxpayer would have to cover the expense. The cost was described in some local media as excessive. National Party leader Peter Ryan said that the Labor government should win "gold (medal) for burning money" [1] However, not all of this money was wasted. Prior to the Games, accountants at KPMG were estimating that the gross income generated by this event could be as high as 1.5 billion dollars. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 3. ... The National Party of Australia is an Australian conservative political party, which claims to represent rural voters. ... Peter Ryan (born 30 October 1950) is an Australian politician and leader of the National Party of Australia in Victoria. ...


Melbourne's premier sporting ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), was redeveloped in preparation for the Games. An athlete's village in the inner suburb of Parkville housed approximately 7,000 athletes and support staff during the Games, and has been transformed into commercial housing with a distinctly eco-friendly image. The creation of this village attracted controversy, with critics claiming it was created by alienating public parkland, while proponents maintained that it represented the renewal of an otherwise derelict inner-city area[citation needed]. “MCG” redirects here. ... An inner northern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, bordered by North Melbourne to the south-west, Carlton and Carlton North to the south and east, Brunswick to the north, and Flemington to the west. ...


The change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in Australian states that follow it was delayed from March 26 to April 2 for 2006 to avoid affecting the games. To implement this, Microsoft merely added new time zones with the words "(Commonwealth Games)". This caused problems with many applications, including Microsoft Outlook.[4] One workaround was to modify the start and end dates of each affected time zone with the Microsoft timezone utility, and then either reboot or go to Control Panel > Date and Time > Time Zone and click "OK" to force Windows to refresh its DST internals. Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook since Outlook 2003) is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. ... A workaround is a bypass of a recognized problem in a system. ... Control Panel in Windows Vista Control Panel in Windows XP Classic View of the Control Panel in Windows XP Control Panel is a part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface which allows users to view and manipulate basic system settings and controls, such as adding hardware, adding and removing...


In addition, state and private schools amended their usual term times so as to allow the first term end-of-term holidays to coincide with the Games. [2]


Melbourne's public transport system - train, tram and bus - ran to altered timetables with some amended or substituted services for the duration of the Games. For the most part, timetabled services were unchanged but suffered due to higher loads[citation needed].


Broadcasting

  • The host broadcaster was Trans World International, while the domestic rights-holding broadcaster was the Nine Network in Australia. They showed rolling coverage, except for a break for the evening news and overnight.
  • In Australia Fox Sports broadcast the Games on eight dedicated digital Pay-TV channels. These were available on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus Vision networks.
  • The BBC covered the Commonwealth Games in the UK on BBC One and BBC Two. BBCi included a choice of two extra video streams on Freeview and four streams on Digital Satellite and Cable [3]. Users with Broadband in the UK could also view all 5 video streams on bbc.co.uk, and the BBC Sport website.
  • CBC, CBC Newsworld, and CBC Country Canada aired a daily one-hour highlights show of the Commonwealth Games in Canada. Compared to past games, the CBC's coverage was minimally staffed, with commentary from other broadcasting partners. At first, they did not even consider bidding for the broadcasting rights [4] due to scheduling conflicts with events Canadians are more interested in, such as the Tim Hortons Brier, World Figure Skating Championships, and the 2006 Winter Paralympics (which itself had been reduced to five-to-ten minute daily coverage). None of Canada's metropolitan newspapers sent any journalists to report on the Games, instead relying on news agencies
  • TVNZ covered the games for the residents of New Zealand
  • In Malaysia, TV1 broadcast live coverage of the Games for three hours starting at 10 a.m. Malaysian time and for two hours starting at 3 p.m., with highlights at 12:30 a.m.. Astro also included 3 dedicated channels to broadcast the Games live & delayed broadcast 24 hours to it Sports package subscribers.
  • Singapore's MediaCorp TV had supposedly not broadcast the games due to the high cost of telecast rights, satellite charges and the lack of sponsors. However, on 17 March, the MediaCorp found other sponsors which is the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Singapore Sports Council. Broadcast started from March 18 till the end of the games. [5]
  • In the United States, selected coverage was carried by Fox College Sports

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Participating nations

Countries and places competing at the games
Countries and places competing at the games

There were 71 countries, territories and bodies competing at the 2006 Commonwealth Games[6]. The only difference between the countries competing at these games from the 2002 games is the absence of Zimbabwe, which has now withdrawn from the Commonwealth of Nations. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 47 KB) Summary The countries planning to compete in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (red) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: 2006 Commonwealth Games User:Astrokey44/maps ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 47 KB) Summary The countries planning to compete in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (red) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: 2006 Commonwealth Games User:Astrokey44/maps ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...



Commonwealth Games Associations are the constituent bodies of the worldwide Commonwealth Games Federation representing each of the participating Commonwealth territories who send athletes to the Commonwealth Games. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $222,022 (2nd)  - Product per capita  $44,443/person (5th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  5,110,500 (2nd)  - Density  22. ... Flag of Antigua & Barbuda The Official Logo of the Antigua & Barbuda Commonwealth Games Association Antigua & Barbuda is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising 18 sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of British Virgin Islands The Official Logo of the British Virgin Islands Commonwealth Games Association The British Virgin Islands is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam CGA logo Brunei Darussalam will be sending a Lawn Bowls team to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. ... Flag of Cayman Islands The Official Logo of the Cayman Islands Commonwealth Games Association Cayman Islands is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... The flag of England Commonwealth Games Council for England logo for the Melbourne Games England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games were represented by the Commonwealth Games Council for England (CGCE). ... Flag of Falkland Islands The Official Logo of the Falkland Islands Commonwealth Games Association The Falkland Islands is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a 6-member strong contingent comprising 6 sportspersons and no officials. ... Flag of The Gambia The Official Logo of The Gambia Commonwealth Games Association The Gambia is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Isle of Man The Official Logo of the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association The Isle of Man is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a 36-member strong contingent comprising 27 sportspersons and 9 officials, including their youngest ever competitor, Olivia Rawlinson, 13, a... Flag of New Zealand Commonwealth Games New Zealand New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games is represented by 255 athletes competing in over 19 disciplines. ... Flag of Norfolk Island The Official Logo of the Norfolk Island Commonwealth Games Association Norfolk Island is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Northern Ireland The Official Logo of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Association Northern Ireland is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising 64[citation needed] sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Papua New Guinea The Official Logo of the Papua New Guinea Commonwealth Games Association Papua New Guinea is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Logo of the St Helena CGA St Helena is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a small team which took 9 days to reach Australia. ... Flag of St Kitts Nevis The Official Logo of the St Kitts Nevis Commonwealth Games Association St Kitts Nevis is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Saint Lucia The Official Logo of the Saint Lucia Commonwealth Games Association Saint Lucia is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of St Vincent & the Grenadines The Official Logo of the St Vincent & the Grenadines Commonwealth Games Association St Vincent & the Grenadines is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... The Saltire: the flag of Scotland Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland logo for the Melbourne Games On 3 November 2005, the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland announced that Scotland would be sending 166 athletes (104 men and 62 women) to compete in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, supported... Flag of Sierra Leone The Official Logo of the Sierra Leone Commonwealth Games Association Sierra Leone is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a 35-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Solomon Islands The Official Logo of the Solomon Islands Commonwealth Games Association The Solomon Islands is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a 25-member strong contingent comprising 13 sportspersons and 12 officials. ... The Official Logo of the South Africa Commonwealth Games Association South Africa is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a ???-member strong contingent comprising ??? sportspersons and ?? officials. ... Flag of Sri Lanka The Official Logo of the Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games Association Sri Lanka is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... Trinidad & Tobago CGA logo Trinidad & Tobago are fielding a team of 71 athletes to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, taking part in ten disciplines including athletics, badminton, gymnastics, hockey, shooting, table tennis and triathlon. ... Flag of Turks & Caicos The Official Logo of the Turks & Caicos Commonwealth Games Association Turks & Caicos is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... The squad to represent Wales at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was announced by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (CGCW) on 22 February 2006. ...

Missing athletes

[5] On 20 March 2006 it was reported that two athletes had gone missing from the Commonwealth Games village: Tanzanian boxer Omari Idd Kimweri and Bangladeshi runner Mohammad Tawhidul Islam.[6] March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On 22 March 2006 it was reported that seven athletes from Sierra Leone (three women and four men) had also disappeared. A further seven Sierra Leonean athletes also went missing during the course of the Games, bringing the total runaway count to fourteen (two thirds of the team). Victoria Police believed that they had fled to Sydney where the Sierra Leonean community is much larger than Melbourne's. March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Two hours before the Closing Ceremony on 26 March, officials from the Cameroon team reported to police that nine of their members had also vanished. March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


These incidents were not without precedence: 27 athletes similarly disappeared from the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England (21 from Sierra Leone, 5 from Bangladesh and one from Pakistan), and over 80 athletes and officials overstayed their visas after the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[7] The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ...


On request of Sierra Leone officials, the Commonwealth Games Federation cancelled those athletes' Games accreditation, allowing the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) to cancel their visas at midnight on 27 March, and begin investigating their disappearance. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs is an Australian Government department. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ...

At 7.20am on that day, New South Wales Police located six of the Sierra Leonean athletes in a house at Harbord near Manly Beach in Sydney. All six indicated they wished to seek political asylum in Australia, and were granted bridging visas by DIMA while their refugee applications were arranged. The athletes claimed to have been subjected to violence and torture in their home country; seventeen-year-old Isha Conteh stated she could be forced into female circumcision if she returned.[8] On Tuesday 28 March, six further Sierra Leoneans turned themselves in to immigration authorities in Sydney and were also granted bridging visas.[9] Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... Harbord is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Manly Beach Manly Beach is the southernmost beach situated on Sydneys Northern Beaches, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ... Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her... Female genital cutting (FGC) refers to a number of procedures performed for cultural, rather than medical, reasons on the female genitalia. ...


Two of the missing Cameroon athletes were found in Perth, Western Australia. The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


References

  1. ^ The four Home Nations of the United KingdomEngland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, as do the three Crown DependenciesJersey, the Isle of Man and Guernsey — and 9 of the 14 British Overseas Territories. The Cook Islands and Niue, non-sovereign territories in free association with New Zealand, and Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia, also compete separately. There are thus 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, but 71 competing teams at the Commonwealth Games.
  2. ^ http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/Karak+the+Mascot/Karak+the+Mascot.htm
  3. ^ http://www.plan.org.au/contents/aboutus/GoodwillPartner.asp
  4. ^ Peter Deegan (2006-01-25). "Aussie Microsoft calendar mess". Office Watch 11 (5). ISSN 1328-1674. 
  5. ^ "Nine athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games", Reuters, 22 March 2006. 
  6. ^ Whinnett, Ellen. "Mystery of missing athletes", Herald Sun, 22 March 2006. 
  7. ^ "Athletes 'go missing from Games'", BBC News Online, 23 March 2006. 
  8. ^ ABC
  9. ^ "Visas for second group of athletes", The Age, 28 March 2006. 

Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... This article is about the country. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, and the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guersey are situated in the English Channel to the west of the Cotentin Crown dependencies are possessions of The Crown in Right of the United Kingdom, as opposed to... Location of the British Overseas Territories A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen[1] territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty, but not as part of the United Kingdom itself. ... An associated state is used to describe a free relationship between a territory and a larger nation. ... The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Herald Sun is a newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, that is published by The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... BBC News Online logo The BBC News Website in February 2006. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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