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Games fish in Yarra River.

Melbourne hooked on Fish

23 Mar 06 04:44
Melbourne's most popular attraction outside the sporting venues are 'the fish', the 36 installations that dominate a kilometre of the Yarra River landscape between Princes Bridge and the Swan Street Bridge.
A fan's face in the crowd.

Parade for the people

23 Mar 06 03:27
Victoria's Premier Steve Bracks announced today that there would be a special parade of Athletes and Volunteers through the streets of Melbourne on Monday 27 March.
Australian native Emu Grass and Billy Buttons join South African Gerberas in the podium bouquets.

Melbourne blooms for athletes

22 Mar 06 12:58
Striking Australian native flowers have been an eye-catching part of the Games medal ceremonies.
Without the support of more than 15,000 Volunteers, this great Commonwealth Games could never have taken place.

Giving thanks to Games Volunteers

22 Mar 06 02:58
Games organisers are offering seats to the closing spectacular to thousands of tireless Games Volunteers working in Melbourne for most of the month of March.
Boxing champion turned reverend, George Foreman.

Foreman to commentate Boxing

22 Mar 06 02:17
Boxing champion George Foreman has arrived in Melbourne for a whirlwind stop-over to commentate at the Games Boxing semi finals.
A Games gold medal.

Australian medal target within reach

21 Mar 06 00:29
With just 5 days of competition gone, Australia are well on track to achieve their ambitious Games target of 208 medals with 88 gold.
The powerful remote control cars used to return competitors’ javelins.

Running the Athletics by remote control

20 Mar 06 13:06
The competitors might be centre stage at the Athletics at the MCG, but occasionally a small mechanical ‘toy’ steals the show as it picks up and returns competitors’ javelins.
Early indications suggest Melbourne is on track to receive 90,000 visitors from overseas and interstate.

Games brings record visitor numbers

20 Mar 06 05:03
Early indications suggest Melbourne is on track to receive 90,000 visitors from overseas and interstate. The boosted visitor numbers are expected to inject an estimated $270 million into the State’s economy.
Plan, allow plenty of time and be patient when it comes to Traffic and Transport at the Games.

Leave the car at home

18 Mar 06 09:45
Melburnians and Games spectators are reminded to plan, allow plenty of time and to be patient while heading to see the Games action around town on this weekend of 'Super' action.
Australia's Jodie Henry broke a Commonwealth record in the heats of the Women's 100m Freestyle.

Day Two wrap up - Records fly

17 Mar 06 21:52
Records continued to fall throughout Day Two of competition - nine Commonwealth Games records were smashed and a huge number of excited fans attended last night’s Rugby 7s matches.

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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!
Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.

Medal Table

Country Gold Medal Tally
Gold
Silver Medal Tally
Silver
Bronze Medal Tally
Bronze
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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