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.
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.