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Gian Rooney named captain of the Australian Commonwealth Games swim team.

Rooney heads swim team

06 Feb 06 01:51
Triple Commonwealth Games representative and dual Olympian Giaan Rooney has been named as captain of the 53-member Commonwealth Games Swim Team which will head to Melbourne with the goal of owning the pool in March.
Matthew Cowdrey of Australia after winning silver in the Mens 100m Final S9 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Swim hero slashes seven records

06 Feb 06 00:07
Jessicah Schipper, Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jade Edmistone broke four world records at the six-day meet, but 17-year-old Matthew Cowdrey nailed seven.
Craig Mottram in the 5000 metre event at the Athletics trials.

Mottram to challenge Kenyans

05 Feb 06 04:20
More than 100 Athletes are expected to be named for the Commonwealth Games Athletic's squad this week, following the last day of selection trials in Sydney.
Jessicah Schipper is the latest Australian to break a record at the Games Swimming Trials.

Schipper flies as Trials end

04 Feb 06 23:35
Clocking 2 minutes 6.25 seconds at the end of the 200m Butterfly, the 10th-fastest time in history, Jessicah Schipper fell just 0.64 outside the world record of Poland's Otylia Jedrzejczak.
Kathy Watt is Australia’s most prolific Games Cycling medal winner from her three appearances in 1990, 1994 and 1998.

Top riders represent Australia

03 Feb 06 06:33
Australia has named a Cycling team led by World, Olympic and Commonwealth champions as the 33 member squad takes to the Track, Road and Mountain in search of gold.
Richard Girvan at the 2005 New Zealand Bowls Champs in Auckland.

New Zealand wins Tri Nations cup

03 Feb 06 00:39
The New Zealand Lawn Bowls team has added the Tri Nations Cup to the Trans-Tasman Trophy, announcing themselves as the number one contenders for the Games.
Cycling at the Games.

Gerrans in doubt after crash

02 Feb 06 06:27
Victorian cyclist Simon Gerrans remains in doubt for the Games team as doctors try to determine the extent of injuries he received in a sickening crash during a race in France.
Olympic champion Chantelle Newbery.

Australian divers launch Games challenge

02 Feb 06 01:45
Australia’s best divers will vie for their opportunity to take on the Commonwealth when they take to the boards and platforms at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre.
Tania Luiz to represent Australia at the Games.

Strong team for Aust Badminton

01 Feb 06 03:14
Ballarat’s Brehaut brothers will lead the Australian Badminton challenge, as a combination of experienced players and those making their debuts prepare to take on the Commonwealth’s best.
British Cyclist Emma Davies

Injured cyclist races for Games

31 Jan 06 05:45
British cyclist Emma Davies Jones is facing a race against time as she strives to recover from a car crash last October which jeopardised her chances of going for gold in Melbourne.

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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
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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