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Tuesday, 6 August, 2002, 14:32 GMT 15:32 UK


A wet and wild farewell
Our man in the City of Manchester Stadium reflects on the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Manchester 2002 comes out shining
After 11 days of outstanding competition, the Commonwealth Games bids farewell to Manchester.

Australia revels in Games glory
Ian Thorpe and Cathy Freeman lead the way as the Australian media celebrates success at the Commonwealth Games.

Manchester delivers great show
Locals and visitors alike agree that Manchester has hosted a tremendous Commonwealth Games.

Highs and lows
BBC Sport Online hands out our own awards at the end of the Commonwealth Games.

Party time down at the pool
Tickets to the swimming have been some of the hottest in town, and it is easy to see why.

Games diary: Day 11
The buzz on the street is who's going where as the athletes prepare to paint the town red.

Rogge rules out joint Olympic bid
IOC president Jacques Rogge rejects the prospect of a joint Manchester-London bid for the 2012 Olympics.

The shellsuit samaritans
Working all hours for no pay? BBC Sport Online finds out why the Games' 10,000-strong legion of volunteers do it.

Games diary: Day 10
A slip of the tongue causes a stir at the City of Manchester Stadium.

New era for disability sports
BBC Sport Online's Mike Burnett looks at the success of fully integrating athletes with disabilities at the Games.

Games diary: Day nine
Organisers have thought ahead to ensure the closing ceremony is a success despite the rain.

Golden finale for athletics
BBC Sport Online looks back with pleasure at a superb ending to the Commonwealth Games athletics.

Home comforts lift England
England's athletes are reaping the reward of performing in their own country - a phenomenom enjoyed the world over.

Games diary: Day eight
Who said that? - The Australians show a slight lack of originality when praising their athletes.

Athletics' stadium claim is pipe dream
BBC Sport's Rob Bonnet says handing over the City of Manchester Stadium to Manchester City is the only solution.

Weary judges feeling the strain
BBC Sport Online finds boxing officials far from happy with the scoring system being employed in Manchester.

Hansen seeking golden salvation
England's Ashia Hansen is aiming to put four years of misery behind her at the Commonwealth Games.

Jackson haunted by gold standard
BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce watches Colin Jackson fail to match his own supreme standards.

Aussies bored of winning
The Australian media think their nation should split into states to make the Commonwealth Games more interesting.

The Games' cutting edge
BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce visits the man responsible for the most striking haircuts of the Games.

Games make their mark
Bosses say the Commonwealth Games have already exceeded commercial expectations.

Nice guys do finish first
BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce reveals why Frankie Fredericks' 200m Commonwealth gold will be celebrated across the world.

Calm after the storm
BBC Sport's Steve Cram looks back at Monday's highlights in the City of Manchester Stadium.

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