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2006 Commonwealth Games

18th edition of the Commonwealth Games

The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between 15 and 26 March 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, since the 1956 Summer Olympics.

The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was also used during Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games.

The mascot for the games was Karak, a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

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SportsEdit

The 2006 Commonwealth Games included 16 sports, with 12 individual sports and 4 team sports. In total there are 247 events at the Games. 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.

Medals tableEdit

2006 Commonwealth Games medal count
Pos Country       Total
1   Australia 84 69 68 221
2   England 36 40 34 110
3   Canada 26 29 31 86
4   India 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

CalendarEdit

VenuesEdit

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

Melbourne venuesEdit

Other venuesEdit

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

Other NoteesEdit

Melbourne's public transport system (Metlink) - train, tram and bus - had changed timetables for the Games.

Other websitesEdit