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 Commonwealth Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Nigeria boycotted the 1978 Games in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, and 32 of 59 nations from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean boycotted the 1986 Games due to the Thatcher government's attitude to South African sporting contacts.
The Empire Games flag was donated in 1930 by the British Empire Games Association of Canada.
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 1982 Commonwealth Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1982 Commonwealth Games were held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The 1982 Commonwealth Games Logo was designed by Hugh Edwards, who was the winner of a nation-wide competition held in 1978.
The mascot for the Games was Matilda the Kangaroo — who was represented in both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games by a "winking" Matilda — a gigantic mechanical moving model Kangaroo which was 13-metre (42 feet 8 inches) high.
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 Commonwealth Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 1982 Commonwealth Games took place in Brisbane, Australia, and in 1986 they were in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Commonwealth Games have provided many memorable performances (10 world records were broken at Cardiff in 1958).
At the XI Commonwealth Games (1978) in Edmonton, where 10 000 local volunteers assisted in the organization, Canada obtained an unprecedented 45 gold medals, 31 silver and 33 bronze, for a total of 109 (England was nearest with 27 gold and a total of 87).
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 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games - G'DAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Today the Commonwealth Games are a major celebration of the many great functions performed by the Commonwealth family of nations that continue to promote goodwill, removal of barriers and divisions, and the promotion of peace to all nations, that represent all continents and regions of the globe.
The Commonwealth Games was first proposed by the Reverend Ashley Cooper in 1891 when he suggested the concept of a "Pan-Britannic-Pan-Anglican Contest festival as a means of increasing goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire".
The Commonwealth Games are thus a mirror of the changes that have taken place within the Commonwealth in it's transition from the old British Empire.
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 Commonwealth Games - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Image:Cg-flag.gif Image:Commonwealth Games years participants.PNG The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Unlike other regional games of this type (i.e., Pan-American Games, Asian Games, All-Africa Games) which usually attract second-tier athletes, the Commonwealth Games attracts the top athletes of member nations of the Commonwealth, thus making this competition world-class in the true sense of the word (second only to the Olympic Games).
The four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, and individual teams are also sent from crown dependencies such as the Isle of Man and Jersey.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Commonwealth Games
It is thus been claimed that the Commonwealth Games are quite one-sided and serve as little more than an easy ego-stroking victory for these nations.
The constituent parts of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, and individual teams are also sent from crown dependencies such as the Isle of Man and Jersey.
The Commonwealth Games, like the Olympic Games, has also suffered the spectre of political boycotts.
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 International Games News December 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The games are open to athletes of all ages who have had a life-saving organ transplant (heart, lung, kidney, liver and bone marrow) with five sports: downhill and nordic skiing, snowboarding, biathlon and curling.
The games are for athletes aged 16-18 from all 48 European Olympic Committees.
The annual games will be celebrating their 20th anniversary and are open to athletes in the wheelchair, amputee, blind, cerebral palsy and les autres divisions.
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 Daley Thompson - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thompson won consecutive gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, and broke the world record for the event four times.
He competed for an unprecedented third Olympic decathlon gold at the 1988 Seoul games, but was severely hampered by injury and could only finish fourth.
Thompson was the first athlete to simultaneously hold Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World titles in a single event.
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 MSFA - History
The Sleeman Centre was purpose built for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
He set up a radio network in the southeast Queensland, but was forced to sell all of his stations except 4BH in 1936 because of the Commonwealth Government’s restrictions on the ownership of radio broadcasting stations.
The Sleeman administration was the driving force behind the complex as a Commonwealth Games facility.
www.thegabba.org.au /content/venue.asp?name=Sleeman_History   (807 words)

  
 1982 Commonwealth Games Ten Dollars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This coin, not intended for circulation, was struck to commemorate the staging of the 12th Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
The reserse design features the XII Commonwealth Games symbol surrounded by figures representing some of the sports played - Table Tennis, Badminton, Athletics, Archery, Australian Rules Football, Wrestling, Swimming, Boxing, Cycling, Weightlifting, Lawn Bowls and Shooting.
The proof version was encapsulated and distributed in a red hinged lid presentation case while the uncirculated, speciman coin was released unsealed in a small red plastic satchel.
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 Australian Stadiums :: Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre
The Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre, originally known as Queen Elizabeth II Stadium and more recently ANZ Stadium, was built for the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games and is the former home of the Brisbane Broncos NRL Club.
After the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the athletics track was ripped up, however in 2001, a new track was installed to cater for the 2001 Goodwill Games which were held at the stadium.
Tennis has also been played at the stadium, with the Davis Cup being played two times, when this occurs, a temporary court is laid down at one end of the stadium, and temporary stand are installed on three sides of the court to enable a capacity of around 15,000.
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 Athletes of Australia, hang your heads in shame - theage.com.au
Last Saturday at the 2002 Commonwealth Games selection trials I sat with Gary Brown, an old room-mate who won the 400 metre hurdles at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
I explained Raelene's achievements (three Olympic silver, seven Commonwealth gold and two silver), noting a look of total surprise on the face of the new generation of Australian athlete.
Rick Mitchell represented Australia at three Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, winning five medals including silver in the 400 metres at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and gold in the same event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
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 ISHOF - Adrian Moorhouse (GBR) - 1999 Honor Swimmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 1982 Commonwealth Games at Brisbane were his first major international championships — gold in the 100m breaststroke in front of the Queen, silver in the 4x100 medley relay and bronze in the 200-meter.
At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Moorhouse was back on track winning the 200m breaststroke and taking silver medals in the 100m breast and 4x100m medley relay.
It was on to Seoul and the 1988 Olympic Games.
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 Commonwealth Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 2006 Commonwealth Games will be held in Melbourne for the first time.
As an Official Sponsor Australia Post produced their Parcel Post Satchel with the Games Logo and a picture of Joshua Ross, AP Ambassador and Sprinter.
The Games Logo stamps were issued on the 12th Jan 2006.
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 Toohey Forest Project - QEII/ANZ Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was completed in 1975 for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
The Stadium was the venue of the official Opening Ceremony for the 1982 Commonwealth Games and for 10 days was alive with games events.
The memorable conclusion of the games with "MATILDA" is now part of Commonwealth History.
www.gu.edu.au /school/gbs/tlhs/ccd/toohey/content_mapping_qa.html   (96 words)

  
 Commonwealth Games Medallists - Athletics (Men)
The first British Empire Games was held in 1930.
The event was retitled British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and Commonwealth Games in 1978.
A complete list of medallists in other sports is available in the Commonwealth Games section on this site.
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 Australian Sports Commission - Topics in sport
Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 – 3-14 October 2010
Commonwealth Games Federation includes a complete history of the Games, including results by country and by sport for each year.
Commonwealth Secretariat has information on Commonwealth including member nations.
www.ausport.gov.au /info/topics/commonwealth.asp   (213 words)

  
 ISHOF - Michelle Ford (AUS) - 1994 Honor Swimmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Crazy about the water since age four, she was touted as the coming superstar of Australian swimming, and at age 13 she broke nine records, six state and three national, all in three days.
This blonde haired, blue eyed beauty continued her winning streak at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, taking a gold in the 200 butterfly, two silvers in the 400 and 800 free and two bronzes in the 200 free and 400 freestyle relay.
She went out hard and fast in the 1982 Commonwealth Games (her second) to take the gold in the 200 fly and silver in the 800 free.
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 eBay.co.uk - commonwealth games, commonwealth games 2002, commonwealth games 2006, Great Britain items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2006 STAMP SHEET No.1 Issue 1962
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2006 STAMP SHEET No.2 Issue 1982
QE11 Sg 1328 to 1332 Commonwealth Games Unmounted Mint
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 Goodwill Games
ANZ Stadium will host the cream of the world athletics crop at next year's Goodwill Games, which runs from August 29 to September 9, 2001.
Mr Beattie and Cr Hinchliffe said this will be the most significant upgrade to the Stadium since the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
Work will start in late September and will be completed in February next year, in time for other international events including the Australian Track and Field Open and Under 20 Championships in March and the World Veterans Athletics Championships in July.
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 Why our elite athletes are a running joke - smh.com.au
Last Saturday at the 2002 Commonwealth Games selection trials I sat with Gary Brown, an old room-mate who won the 400m hurdles at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
There are numerous Australian performances, some of them more than 20 years old, which if reproduced at the trials would have embarrassed most of you.
Rick Mitchell represented Australia at three Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, winning five medals, including silver in the 400m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and gold in the same event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/04/17/1019020661835.html   (902 words)

  
 eBay - commonwealth games ..., Australia, UK Great Britain items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Commonwealth Games winner CATHY FREEMAN - Signed Shoe
Channel 9 Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 Pin Badge
Commonwealth Games 2006 - reprint m/sheets on cover
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 Commonwealth Games Medallists
The festival, contested by Great Britain and Ireland, Australasia, Canada and South Africa, comprised five athletics events (100 yards, 220 yards, 880 yards, 1 mile and 120 yards hurdles) plus heavyweight boxing, middleweight wrestling and 100 yards and 1 mile swimming races.
The first British Empire Games was held in 1930 and retitled British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and Commonwealth Games in 1978.
This compilation includes a complete list of medallists in all sports since 1930.
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 eBay Australia - games, games Stamps, Stamps Australia, Stamps Topical, Stamps World items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
VII C'wealth Games - (Games Village) (FDC) (SC) 1962
VII C'wealth Games - (Pole Vault) (FDC) (SC) 1962
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2006 MINI SHEET FIRST DAY COVER
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 The Koori History Website - Great Moments - Brisbane Commonwealth Games 1982   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In September 1982 when Indigenous activists threatened to disrupt the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, the then Premier of QLD, Lutheran fanatic Joh Bjelke-Peterson declared a State of Emergency and proclaimed street marches illegal.
The demonstrations went ahead anyway and the QLD Police lived up to Bjelke-Peterson's threats of mass arrests.
At the end of the day hundreds of indigenous activists and their supporters were arrested, but they achieved their goal of international headlines focussing on the racist policies of both QLD and Federal governments, and charges against most arrested were quietly dropped over the next year or so.
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