2006 Commonwealth Games

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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.

Sports[change | change source]

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 table[change | change source]

2006 Commonwealth Games medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze 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

Calendar[change | change source]

   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Event finals    ●    Closing ceremony
March 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Ceremonies
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Boxing
Cycling
Diving
Gymnastics ●●●●● ●●●●● ●● ●●●●
Hockey
Lawn Bowls
Netball
Rugby Sevens
Shooting
Squash
Swimming
Synchronised Swimming
Table tennis
Triathlon
Weightlifting
March 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th

Venues[change | change source]

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

Melbourne venues[change | change source]

Other venues[change | change source]

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 Notees[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]