Sunday, March 26, 2006

The final day of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to join other leaders at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne today. The ceremony will feature Indian celebrities to mark Delhi's role as host of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It marks the end of 12 days of competition involving four-thousand-500 athletes.
The remaining finals of several events take place today, including badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, cycling road races, table tennis, hockey and netball. South African athletes have so far won 12 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals. Their total of 37 medals puts them in overall fifth position. Australia is in an unassailable first position with 217 medals, followed by England with 109, Canada with 86 and India with 50.

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