Stories From the Games

Volunteers Lost

Once the Closing Ceremony is completed, the saddest part of any Games is the rapid departu of all the delegations.

Within 3 days, the Village virtually empties out and all those routines that took two weeks to establish are suddenly gone.

From Left: Rob Lyle, Robyn Gledhill, Dawn Kelly, Terry, Cliff Lewis Helen jones, Carla miller, Hanisi Visanti, John Stephen, Brian Snowden and Debra Mockmore

Home and hosed

Kidu throws challenge to Government, corporate bodies

By HENRY MORABANG - Thqa National - 29 M arch 2006

THE gold medal winning performance of Ryan Pini is a wake up call for the government and corporate sector to support sport...more

Closing Ceremony Fit for a Dame

Pacific Islands delegations were able to witness Australian Culture to the Max at the spectacular Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

From Dame Edna to John Farnham, we were treated to a feast of Melbourne icons and an dexcelelnt preview to Delhi in 2010.

For the athletes it was just one big party and a great way to see out the Games and get ready for the long trip home.

Thank You Melbourne... you were the greatest....more

Vude Queen meets a Prince

Fiji's Queen of Vude, met HRH Prince Edward at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

It was a special moment for both as Laisa in her usual style immediately set about entertaining the Prince, bringing smiles all around.more

Games Winding down now

With only a handful of events to go, the Pacific Islands teams are winding down to a close at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Slowly our support services are being de-commissioned as we approach the closing Ceremony and time to go home with fond memories.more

Four Countries Have Medals so Far.

As of Thursday 23 March 2006, four Pacific Islands Countries have managed to win a medal at these Commonwealth Games.

Have a look at the Medal Tally section for specific details of medal winners at these Games from the Pacific.more

Warren Fuavailili - Gets to Semi final

Samoa's Warren Fuavailili guarateed a medal for Samoa after defeating Eamon O'Neil 28 - 19 in his Quarterfinal bout in the 75Kg Class.

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Full story see Boxing Site..more

Canada Donate Socks and Sunglasses to the Islands.

Team Canada reached into their resources bag and thnks to their clothing sponsors rallied to a call for support for clothing for teams from the Islands of the Pacific.

Thanks Team Canada!!more

Celebrations go on into the night

A crowd waited back in the village at the PNG camp for the arrival of Ryan Pini, the hero of the Pacific at the swimming tonight.

The win has shot PNG to the top of the Pacific Medal tallymore

Ryan Pini Wins GOLD for P.N.G

The National Anthem of Papua Guinea and Flag raise higher than ever here in Melbourne as Ryan snatched Gold for Papua New Guinea,The Glory, Emotion, Passion and Pride of the sport.The jubilation in the arena.The land of the unexpected, has won Gold by an unexpected.

Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea has won Gold for his country, what a feeling here in the Games Village among the Pacific Countries as he finished the race with a time of 52.64.more

Busy Day Monday

Monday will be the busiest day yet for Melbourne with 39 Medals up for grabs at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Lawn Bowlers are in action in the finals phases. Men's Triples for PNG and Men's doubles for Fiji are still in the hunt.more

Ryan Pini advances to Men's 100m Fly Final

Ryan Pini (PNG) enters the Men's 100m butterfly semi-finals with the fastest time of 53.50.

He then followed this up with a second placed 52.91 behind michael Klim to be the second fastest qualifier for the final.more

Weightlifter Bombs out

The Biggest Upset in the Oceania Team for the Commonwealth Games

...Yukio Peter of Nauru bombs out in weightlifting.

Yukio was the unbackable favourite for gold at these Commonwealth Games and was devasted by this result.more

PNG Wins a Silver Medal

Dika Touamore

Queen Visits the Village

On the first day of competition, the Queen took the time to meet the athletes and volunteers in the village.

She was led around on a tour by the M2006 village mayor, Steve Monagetti allowing a close up encouter with her Royal Highness.more

New Computers for Samoa and Tuvalu

SportingPulse have sponsored two Oceania Countries to the tune of brand new state of the art laptops.

Pictured here is Nick Maywald and Craig Hood from SportingPulse along with Robert Laupula and Iakopo from Tuvalumore

Teams Arrive in Village

Pacific Islands Teams have all but arrived in the Games Village in preparation for the Commonwealth Games that will open on Wednesday the 15th of March 2006.

Samoa arrived with its full delegation while the Fiji Sevens and Athletics team arrived late night.more

Taking A Break!

Members of the Oceania in Melbourne workshop taking a short break to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.more

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Dart Fish Course Underway

The first day of the Dart Fish Course has been completed successfully with an interesting introduction to this world class solution in sports performance analysis software.

David Brady and Aaron Valverde delivered a very practical workshop teaching about 20 participants how to install and use the basic functions of Dart Fish Video Software.more

Royal South Yarra Tennis Club

The Members of the Royal South Yarra Tennis Club have opened their hearts to the athletes and officials of the Pacific by offering them the use of their wonderful sports facilities for the duration of the Games.more

Dart Fish Workshop to Start on Monday

Craig Hood and David Brady Will Lead Training Programs in I.T. at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Oceania CGA's will take part in a two day Dart Fish Workshop from 6th - 7th March 2006.

The aim of this workshop is to train representatives from the Pacific in the use of Video Analysis software, which is currently taking the world by Storm.more

Black Rose to Join Cultural Festival

Black Rose, Fiji's most famous contemporary Fijian Rock Band will join with hundreds of artists and performers at the Commonwealth Games Arts and Cultural Festival. Click Here

The streets of Melbourne and regional Victoria are set to light up with Australia's biggest ever free arts and culture festival, as celebrations for the 2006 Commonwealth Games start early.more
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