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Australian Team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games


About Australian Team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Australia is competing in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. They currently lead the Medals table with 11 golds, 9 silvers and 5 bronze medals.

In early September 2010, Australia's champion 400 meter runner John Steffensen said he will not participate in the games in protest against the bullying, egotism and outdated approach of Athletics Australia.

News about Australian Team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games

No sympathy for Oz sprinter Pearson's Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearsons rivals have offered little by way of sympathy over her disqualification in Thursdays Delhi Commonwealth Games 100metre race. ANI

Oz sprinter Pearson heartbroken after Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearson, who was stripped of her 100metre gold medal for a false start at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, has been left heartbroken after her disqualification. ANI

Delhi CWG conditions toughest ever for marathon running: Oz legend
Australias former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has described the conditions at Delhi Commonwealth Games as the toughest he has ever seen for marathon running. ANI

England protest against Pearson's Delhi CWG win may be 'payback': Oz official
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearsons Delhi Commonwealth Games 100metre disqualification may be a payback for Australias protest against England in the 2006 Games in Melbourne, an Australian official has said. ANI

Cycling Australia to take action against athlete for two-finger salute to CWG officials
Another Australian athlete has been disqualified for his two-fingered salute at officials at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

Action to be taken against Fkiri, says Australian Sports Minister
The Australian Sports Minister, Mark Arbib has said the Australian Commonwealth Games a*sociation would take strict disciplinary action against wrestler Ha*sene Fkiri for making a rude gesture to wrestling officials after losing a fight to Indian wrestler at the Commonwealth Games. ANI

Troubled waters: Delhi belly too much for Hurley to stomach
Australian swimmers Rob Hurley and Ryan Napoleon have fallen victims to the infamous Delhi Belly after eating a bad meal in the Games Village. ANI

Oz athletes 'treated like cattle' during Delhi CWG opening ceremony: Chef de mission
Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti has said that athletes from his country were treated like cattle when they were forced to wait in a tunnel during Sundays Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. ANI

Tough to stop 'top shooting nation in world' India, says wary OZ shotgun champ
Australian shotgun veteran Russell Mark has said that India would be a real force to be reckoned with during the ongoing Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

'Delhi belly' bug hits Oz swimming stars Hurley and Napoleon
Australian swimmers Robert Hurley and Ryan Napoleon suffered were hit by the Delhi-belly bug after eating at the Commonwealth Games village but were able to recover in time to compete this morning in 400m freestyle event. ANI

Australians swimmers determined to re-establish themselves at top
Australias 52 member strong swimming team is confident of maintaining its dominance at the XIXth Delhi Commonwealth Games and ready take on the best at the new pool at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatic Complex in New Delhi. ANI

Tennis: Bopanna, Sanjeev lose to Rodionova, Hanley of Australia
Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna had to face defeat with his partner Nirupama Sanjeev against the Australian pair of Anastasia Rodionova and Paul Hanley in the mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. ANI

Oz road cyclist Renshaw pulls out of Delhi CWG citing dengue fever concerns
Australian road cyclist Mark Renshaw has reportedly withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games just hours before the opening ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday because of fears of contracting dengue fever. ANI

Oz swimming coach confident of beating England in CWG
Australias swimming head coach Leigh Nugent is confident of maintaining dominance of his team in the Delhi Commonwealth Games by overcoming the strong challenge posed by the English team. ANI

Coach defends Samuels' decision to withdraw from Delhi CWG
Defending Dani Samuels decision to withdraw from the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the coach of Australias world discus champion, has described as misrepresentation and propaganda in stories that have circulated in India since she withdrew from the Games. ANI

Netball skipper McMahon to be Oz CWG flag bearer
There was no shortage of motivation for the Australian netball team ahead of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Australians amazed by CWG security, sports facilities
On the eve of the Commonwealth Games praise for the security arrangments and sports facilties are coming from the most unexpected quarters. ANI

Oz hockey stars battle Delhi heat, humidity, missing equipment ahead of CWG
Australian Kookaburras captain Jamie Dwyers bid for victory at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi could come unstuck because of the non-arrival of his equipment, which is stranded in Singapore. ANI

Oz athletes give thumbs up to Delhi Commonwealth Games on Twitter
Australian athletes for the Delhi Commonwealth Games have used social networking website Twitter to give the thumbs up to their accommodation and security in the Indian capital. ANI

Seebohm determined to be face of Oz swimming at Delhi CWG
With Australias champion swimmer Stephanie Rice opting out of the XIXth Delhi Commonwealth Games owing to injury and surgery, Emily Seebohm has emerged as the potential face of Australian swimming at the event. ANI

Oz track and field athlete Pearson eyeing 'first title' at Delhi CWG
Australian track and field athlete Sally Pearson reckons that the withdrawal of some of the best racers from the Delhi Commonwealth Games is disappointing, but feels that it is also an opportunity for her to claim her first major title. ANI

Discus thrower Samuels may regret CWG pull-out, says Oz champion pole vaulter Hooker
World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker hopes discus thrower Dani Samuels doesnt regret her decision to stay away from the Delhi Commonwealth Games, which open on Sunday. ANI

Two more Aussies skip Delhi CWG due to injury
Australia have lost two more athletes from their Commonwealth Games squad, with reigning discus gold medallist Scott Martin among two track and field competitors forced to pull out due to injury. ANI

Australian chef de mission satisfied with Games village facilities
Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti said he is happy with the facilities at the complex that would house 8,000 athletes during the event. ANI

Aussie athletes looking forward to having good experience in Delhi CWG despite concerns
Australias first Commonwealth Games athletes, who arrived in Delhi this morning, have said that they have come with an open mind despite security concerns, and added that they were looking forward to compete in the event and clarify all doubts regarding the gloomy accommodation reports themselves. ANI

Oz swimmer Ryan Napoleon desperate to compete at Commonwealth Games
Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon is not concerned about security threats, and, is only worried about competing in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games after spending thousands of dollars this month on a Court of Arbitration appeal against a three-month doping ban. ANI

No issue flying national flags at Games venues: Oz Commonwealth chief
Rubbishing security concerns over Australias warnings that its citizens in Delhi should not fly national flags, Australian Commonwealth Games Federation chief Perry Crosswhite has said the Games venues are secure and there would be no issue there. ANI

Australia, US, UK issue terror alert advisories to citizens ahead of Delhi CWG
Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States have all issued travel advisories for their citizens who are planning to visit India, and specifically New Delhi during the duration of the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Australian Government issues travel warning over Delhi CWG building standards
The Australian Government has warned its citizens about the dangers of buildings in Delhi, after collapse of a bridge near Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium, the main venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister
Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide whether to participate in the Games or not. ANI

Some Oz athletes still feel it's safe to attend Delhi CWG
Some of Australias Commonwealth Games athletes have said that they still fee it is safe to attend next months XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, despite security and terror threats. ANI

Oz Sports Minister warns about more athletes pulling out from CW Games
More Australian athletes can pull out from the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games over safety fears and a bridge collapse that has raised concerns about the event. ANI

Rudd warns about terror attacks during Delhi CWG
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a high terror threat in India during the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Indian envoy steps in to avert Oz Commonwealth Games equipment disaster
Indian authorities have finally released Australias Commonwealth Games sporting equipment after it languished in a port for more than ten days. ANI

CWG organisers dismiss Oz warnings of terror threats
Organisers of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which kicks off in New Delhi on October 3, have dismissed the Australian Governments warning of terror risks during the sporting event. ANI

CAS clears Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon to participate in Delhi CWG
Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after being suspended for using a wrongly labelled asthma inhaler. ANI

Oz men's hockey coach fears worst in Delhi Commonwealth Games
Australia mens hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has voiced his concerns about the teams chances at next months Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Oz athletes uncertain about participation in Delhi CWG over 'safety concerns'
The fear of the dengue epidemic and safety concerns, including terrorist threats, have reportedly put Australian athletes in a dilemma as to whether or not to participate in the 2010 Common Wealth Games, scheduled to start from October 3 in New Delhi. ANI

Shoulder injury may keep Oz swimmer Rice out of Commonwealth Games
Australian swimming star Stephanie Rices shoulder injury may keep her out of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, as she revealed that she may need surgery after failing to make the 50m b*tterfly final at the Pan-Pacific Championships in California today. ANI

Delhi Commonwealth Games could be new Munich massacre, says Oz Olympic legend
Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser has urged international athletes to boycott the Delhi Commonwealth Games saying that the organisers may not be equipped to prevent a repeat of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. ANI

Australia to send largest ever contingent for CWG: Envoy
Australias High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese has said that his country would be sending the largest ever contingent for the 2010 Commonwealth Games beginning on October 3. ANI

Consultants blamed in Delhi Games scam being made scapegoats: Oz Games chief
Australias sporting fraternity is backing two veteran consultants embroiled in allegations of corruption and incompetence relating to the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, saying that they are being scapegoated by panicking organizers. ANI

Australian Games firm denies allegations
The Australian firm-Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM) - has denied any wrongdoing in relation to a contract to raise sponsorships for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, and also said that it is not under scrutiny from the powerful Enforcement Directorate. ANI

IPL attack will not deter participation of Australian Commonwealth Games team
The chief executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association has said that they will be participating in the 2010 Delhi Games despite threats from terror outfit and crude bombs exploding in Bangalore ahead of an Indian Premier League match. ANI

Stephanie Rice steals Schippers 100 m butterfly title
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice booked a place at the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi when she hit top form by upsetting former world champion Jess Schipper in the 100m at the selection trials in Sydney. ANI

Terror threat dries up sponsors for Oz Delhi Commonwealth Games contingent
Australias Commonwealth Games Association is struggling to attract sponsorships needed to send a large, competitive team to Delhi Commonwealth Games because many regular sponsors have backed out of the event fearing terrorist attacks. ANI

Australia satisfied with security arrangements for CWealth Games 2010, IPL
Australia has expressed its satisfaction with the security arrangements made for the Commonwealth Games 2010 and for the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, which commences on March 12. ANI

Stephanie Rice says she wont risk her life for Delhi Cwealth Games gold
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice has said she would have to rethink about going to India for the Commonwealth Games, if there was any serious or credible risk. ANI

Oz Foreign Minister to discuss Commonwealth Games preparation during India visit
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith left the Western Australian capital of Perth this morning for India, where he hopes to discuss Commonwealth Games preparations with the concerned Indian Government and sports officials. ANI

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