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  Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth.
The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name in 1990.
As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/c/co/commonwealth_games.shtml   (134 words)

  
 Facts about Commonwealthgames
The Commonwealth Games is an event full of multi-sports and is held every four years involving the best athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Commonwealth nations include some of the largest populations on earth - such as India, with a population of 1.01 billion - and some of the world's smallest populations such as St Helena, a 308 sq km Island in the Atlantic, with a population of 7000.
The Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi from 3 Oct 2010 to 14 Oct 2010
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 Ian O'Brien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ian Lovett O'Brien (born March 3, 1947 in New South Wales) was an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1960s, who won a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He also won five Commonwealth Games gold medals in his career.
At the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, he won both the 110yd and 220yd breaststroke.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ian_O'Brien   (616 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games :: Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Attendance at the Commonwealth Games is typically around 5,000 athletes, which makes it one of the largest international sporting events in terms of participants.
Commonwealth Games Federation: Official site offers the history of the Games, the role of the CGF and the nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
sports.gourt.com /Events/Commonwealth-Games.html   (263 words)

  
 Aden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the loss of the Suez Canal in 1956, Aden became the main base in the region for the British.
Aden sent a team of two to the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia.
Little Aden is still dominated by the oil refinery built for British Petroleum.
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 The Commonwealth Games
The VII Commonwealth Games are remembered for its "heat, dust and glory".
The day before the Perth Games opened the temperature was an expected 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but the heat was measured at 105 degrees at the opening ceremony in the new Perry Lakes Stadium the following day and such extremes persisted throughout the Games' duration.
For Perth, the staging of the Commonwealth Games provided it with a springboard for phenominal development in sport and recreation, centered around the sports facilities that were built for the Games.
www.youngcommonwealth.org /cw_text_only_version/ic_chap_02_p5.html   (471 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games - Melbourne 2006
The XVIII Commonwealth Games was held in Melbourne from 15 to 26 March 2006.
Melbourne is the fourth Australian city to host the Commonwealth Games, after Sydney in 1938, Perth in 1962 and Brisbane in 1982.
The Games opened with a grand ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which was also the site of the Game’s track and field events, and the closing ceremony on 26 March.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/commonwealthgames   (1170 words)

  
 M2006 > Getting Involved > About the Games > History
From 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as the British Empire Games, then the British Empire and Commonwealth Games until 1962.
Unlike other sporting occasions, the Commonwealth Games brings together nations from every corner of the world in a unique family spirit of shared history, common experiences, a unifying language, and links that transcend cultural barriers and physical borders.
The bonds of the Commonwealth Games help to encourage the pursuit of health and fitness in each of the member nations and provide an inspiration for youth to strive for excellence.
www.melbourne2006.com.au /Getting+Involved/About+the+Games/History   (525 words)

  
 2014 Halifax - Commonwealth Games in Canada
The Commonwealth Games are an international sport and cultural event held every four years in which athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories compete.
Dubbed The Friendly Games, it is an event that celebrates and strengthens the ties that bind the Commonwealth family.
Commonwealth Games will be held in New Delhi, India, October 3-14, 2010.
www.2014halifax.com /sport/commongames.aspx   (151 words)

  
 Jamaica Gleaner News - COMMONWEALTH GAMES ... High hopes for record medal haul - Saturday | March 11, 2006
Commonwealth Games table tennis is regarded as the highest level of competition outside the Olympics and the World Championships and as such the quality of play will be very high in Melbourne.
All three athletes have been entered in field events and Tanto Campbell, a bronze medalist in the discus at the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004 is strongly tipped to improve on the quality of his medal.
The Commonwealth Games will attract the world's top squash players and, like table tennis, the Jamaicans will be looking to gain valuable experience.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20060311/sports/sports16.html   (1719 words)

  
 Tamsyn Lewis Profile
At the Sydney Games Tamsyn placed fourth in her semi-final of the 800m and joined with Freeman, Gainsford-Taylor and Peris-Kneebone to finish fifth in the final of the 4x400m setting a new Australian record of 3:23.81.
After leaving the Peter Fortune coaching stable at the start of the 2001-02 season, Tamsyn went on to claim her 5th national title and to be selected in her third Commonwealth Games team.
Ran well at the Commonwealth Games to place fifth in the 800m final and clock 1:59.73 - her fastest time for two years.
www.geocities.com /tamsynlewisonline/profile.html   (427 words)

  
 Australian Sports Commission - Annual Report 2000/2001 - The Board
He was Australian cycling champion from 1957 until 1962, a Commonwealth Games cycling gold medallist in 1962, and is a member of the organising committee for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
She was also a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the 200 metres butterfly event in 1978 and 1982.
She is Secretary/Treasurer of the Oceania Hockey Federation, and was a director of the board of the Sydney Paralympic Games and a member of the Sydney Youth Olympic Festival Committee.
www.ausport.gov.au /fulltext/2001/ascpub/annualreport/board01.asp   (2050 words)

  
 Observer | The ten greatest Commonwealth Games moments
She had also competed in Cardiff in 1958 where she won gold in the 110yds freestyle and the 4x110yds freestyle relay, and silver medals in both the 440yds freestyle and the 4x110yds medley relay team.
It is fashionable to deride the Commonwealth Games as being the standard of a school sports day but this list proves that it has served up on many occasions a tasty dish of world-class action, unforgettable moments and unique characters.
The Games are also unique in that they give many of the smaller nations the chance to shine on a big stage and the Home Countries to come out from under the shadow of the union flag to insert their own independence for a few days.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4463240-103977,00.html   (1524 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games - Manchester 2002
The Games, held every four years, were first entitled the British Empire Games from 1930 - 1950 although, due to the Second World War, no Games were held in either 1942 or 1946.
From 1954 -1966 the title changed to The British Empire and Commonwealth Games and then for two Games, 1970 and 1974 they were known as the British Commonwealth Games until the final name change in 1978 to the current title of The Commonwealth Games.
In 1958 The British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Wales for the only time in their history.
www.welshathletics.org /perform/2002cwg.htm   (224 words)

  
 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games - Australian Rowing History
Stuart MacKenzie, who was then in England and who had won the Diamond Sculls at Royal Henley in 1961 for the fifth consecutive time, was advised that he had to compete in the President's Cup to be selected.
The day before the Perth Games opened the temperature was an expected 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but the heat was measured at 105 degrees at the opening ceremony in the new Perry Lakes Stadium the following day and such extremes persisted throughout the Games' duration.
"For Perth, the staging of the Commonwealth Games provided it with a springboard for phenomenal development in sport and recreation, centered around the sports facilities that were built for the Games.
www.rowinghistory-aus.info /commonwealth-games/1962-Perth.html   (904 words)

  
 Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
Promoting a unique, friendly and world class Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation develops sport for the benefit of the people, the nations and the territories of the Commonwealth and thereby strengthens the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Games are to Canada what the Olympic Games are to Greece as the first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The bonds of the Commonwealth Games help to encourage and support the pursuit of health and fitness in each of the 72 member countries and provide an inspiration for youth to strive for excellence.
www.executive-trvl.com /MCG/index_en.html   (747 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Commonwealth Games are held every four years with competitors coming from the nations of the British Commonwealth.
The next one is the 2006 Commonwealth Games XVIII in Melbourne, Australia March 15 to 26, 2006.
Support at the games was very strong and a British Empire Games Federation was formed with the decision to hold the games every four years between the Olympic Games.
alldownunder.com /oz-p/commonwealth-games-0.htm   (507 words)

  
 rediff.com: Commonwealth Games 2006
Dewan Nabi, was given a suspended one-month jail sentence for indecently assaulting a teenage cleaner at the Commonwealth Games village.
The 18th Commonwealth Games closed in Melbourne on Sunday after 12 days of intense competition, drama and emotion.
The ace marksman, who won five gold, a silver and a bronze in pistol shooting competition, is the first Indian to bag the honour in Commonwealth Games\' history.
www.rediff.com /sports/melbourne06.html   (337 words)

  
 eBay - commonwealth games, UK Great Britain, Australia items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 - carry bag / tote
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth games t-shirt size 2 NWT
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games t-shirt size 16 NWT
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 Commonwealth Games 2006 melbourne
Games Overview: A synopsis of the 2006 Games in Melbourne.
The Commonwealth Games will be a celebration of elite sport, friendship, culture and goodwill for participants from the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.
The 71 nations of the Commonwealth are home to almost one third of the world’s population.
www.travelplaces.co.uk /melbourne2006.htm   (3263 words)

  
 History of the Games - Glasgow's Bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
The concept of the Commonwealth Games was first discussed by the Commonwealth nations in 1900.
The Commonwealth Games have been known by a number of different names in the past.
From 1930 to 1950 the games were known as the ‘British Empire Games’, then the ‘British Empire and Commonwealth Games’ until 1962.
www.glasgow2014.com /The-Games/History-of-the-Games   (164 words)

  
 ::: Commonwealth Games Federation :::
The independent state of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific joined the Commonwealth in 1975 a year after it's National Olympic Committee was formally recognised.
The sports of boxing, lawn bowls and shooting have brought PNG medal success and they won their first swimming gold in the 2006 Games in Melbourne when Ryan Pini raced home in the Men's 100 metres butterfly.
The Papua New Guinea National Olympic Committee is responsible for the country's participation in the Commonwealth Games.
www.thecgf.com /countries/intro.asp?loc=PNG   (127 words)

  
 ISAF - Commonwealth Sailing Championship
Sailors from Commonwealth nations will compete in their own Championship for the first time, Both the Commonwealth Games Federation and ISAF have approved the Inaugural Commonwealth Sailing Championship.
Commonwealth Country flags will be raised at 5.05pm, to be followed by well-known soloist, Hayley White, singing the Australian National Anthem.
The Commonwealth Sailing Championships are the first step in a strategy to have sailing included as an official sport of the Commonwealth Games.
www.sailing.org /?id=je,F,/uB&MenuID=&Tkn=1713540   (420 words)

  
 Ken Roche   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Commonwealth: 1962 & 1966 Gold 440 yds Hurdles.
(Ken is pictured above with his fellow medallists from the 440yds Hurdles at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.
This photograph is the copyright © of George Herringshaw and sporting-heroes.net
www.sporting-heroes.net /athletics-heroes/displayhero.asp?HeroID=2824   (61 words)

  
 Ern McQuillan: on assignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1956 she set a women’s world record for the 200 metres at Moore Park, beating the record set by her compatriot Marjorie Jackson at the 1952 Helsinki Games.
Cuthbert had tickets to the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games as a spectator, but she attended as a competitor, earning the nickname the ‘Golden Girl’ from the Melbourne Argus when she won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay.
The 1958 Commonwealth Games, the 1960 Olympics and the 1962 Commonwealth Games went badly for her, but at the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 she won the 400m, making her only the second woman to have won four different track races.
www.portrait.gov.au /content/exhibit/ern/cuthbert.htm   (161 words)

  
 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from November 22 to December 1.
34 teams were represented at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games(teams competing for the first time are shown in bold)
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games - Commonwealth Games official website
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1962_British_Empire_and_Commonwealth_Games   (171 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 2006 Commonwealth Games was held in Melbourne for the first time.
Australia has hosted the games at Sydney 1938, Perth 1962 and Brisbane 1982.
This was a world first, as no Games relay has ever visited all member nations.
www.footystamps.com /ot_commonwealth_games.htm   (351 words)

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