Monthly Archives: March 2006

manchester 2002: ian thorpe (australia)

The best thing about Manchester was the atmosphere of the tiny pool. The constant musical backdrop kept the crowd revved up and wildly enthusiastic. the spectators in the front row were so close they could shake my hand. The relaxed … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Memories

What do the commonwealths mean?

With the start of the Melbourne games imminent, it seems once again that Australia will be the dominant forces, not only in the pool but in the games at large, buoyed as they will be by a partisan home crowd. … Continue reading

Posted in Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006

thorpe out of games

Only 9 days before the swimming competition is due to get underway in Melbourne, Ian Thorpe sensationally announced today that he is withdrawing from the games. The Australian swimmer, widely expected to win a number of gold medals, has been … Continue reading

Posted in Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006, News