June 27, 2010

2000s — the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Federation

The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organised every four years, they are the third-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Summer Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

Manchester 2002
the XVII Commonwealth Games
Manchester, United Kingdom from 25 July to 4 August 2002

Mascot: "KIT" — a part cat, part lion

KIT symbolises the characteristics of Manchester's personality - youthful, vibrant, dynamic and friendly.

Melbourne 2006
the XVIII Commonwealth Games
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 15 March and 26 March 2006.
It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne.

Mascot: "Karak" — a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii (Latham, 1790)

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