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Oz Trade Minister to raise 2010 Delhi CWG payment issue during India visit


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23(ANI): Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson has said he will use his visit to India to lobby on behalf of Australian companies which claim that they were not paid for ... Read more...

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Australia raises CWG unpaid bills with India


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Australia Thursday raised the issue of millions of dollars owed to its firms by India's Commonwealth Games Organising Committee with visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who ... Read more...

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Aussies owed millions from Delhi Commonwealth Games


January 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.20 (ANI): More than three months after the conclusion of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, Australian sporting bodies and major event groups continue to complain that they are owed millions by the ... Read more...

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Aussie boxer was sent home over ‘dropping pants in front of official’ during Delhi CWG


October 17th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 17 (ANI): An Australian boxer was sent home early from the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi after he allegedly dropped his trousers in front of an official.A senior boxing official ... Read more...

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Australia will pay for damages at Games Village (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) has regretted one of its athlete's indecent behaviour a few days back and has agreed to pay for the damage ... Read more...

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Australia slams report of vandalism by its athletes


October 15th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Australia has slammed reports in an Indian newspaper that some of its athletes staying at the Commonwealth Games Village had thrown a washing machine from an ... Read more...

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CWG: Australian team asked to pay for damages


October 15th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Australians have been asked to pay for damages after a washing machine fell from a balcony in the Australian area in the Commonwealth Games Village, an ... Read more...

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Oz chief Crosswhite puts blame on other athletes for vandalism at Games village


October 15th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite, who admitted that a washing machine was dropped from a balcony in Australia's section of the Games village, is ... Read more...

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Australian athlete sent home for bad behaviour during Commonwealth Games


October 15th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite said on Friday that an athlete had been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons and admitted that a ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG very successful: Australia’s chef de mission


October 13th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 13 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony will be "a great opportunity to celebrate what will be a very successful Games", Australia's chef de mission said Wednesday.Steve Moneghetti said he ... Read more...

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Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony


October 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 11 (ANI): The Australian Commonwealth team, who were angry after being forced to wait in "cauldron-like" conditions in the stadium tunnel for an hour before the opening ceremony, have told ... Read more...

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Australian cyclist withdraws from Games in remorse


October 8th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Repenting for his rude gesture at the judges here Wednesday, Australian track cyclist Shane Perkins Friday pulled out of the team sprint event in the Commonwealth Games. ... Read more...

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Australian wrestler Fkiri apologises for indecent behaviour


October 6th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian wrestler Hassene Fkiri, who was disqualified for making an obscene gesture at officials during his gold-medal bout against India's Anil Kumar in the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Action to be taken against Fkiri, says Australian Sports Minister


October 6th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): The Australian Sports Minister, Mark Arbib has said the Australian Commonwealth Games Association would take strict disciplinary action against wrestler Hassene Fkiri for making a rude gesture ... Read more...

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Disgraced Oz wrestler to be locked up in Delhi CWG Games village


October 6th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Melbourne, Oct. 6 (ANI): Australian Commonwealth Games officials have decided to lock-up silver-medallist wrestler Hassene Fkiri after he refused to shake hands with his Indian opponent and gold medal winner Anil ... Read more...

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Australian wrestler to apologise for rude behaviour


October 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian wrestler Hassene Fkiri, who was disqualified for obscene gestures and unsporting behaviour during his gold-medal bout against India's Anil Kumar in the Commonwealth Games, will apologise ... Read more...

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Aussies happy with Village despite security advisory (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) No more rubbishing of conditions at the Commonwealth Games Village. Every visiting delegation has nothing but fulsome praise, the latest to join the chorus is Australian chef ... Read more...

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Australian athletes asked not to move around before CWG


September 28th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti is extremely happy with the facilities at the Commonwealth Games Village, but said athletes will not be allowed to move around ... Read more...

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Oz swimmers still not sure of participating in Delhi CW Games


September 28th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 28 (ANI): A full team security briefing at an Australian training camp in Malaysia has failed to calm some anxious Australian swimmers as the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games team readies ... Read more...

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Aussie athletes “looking forward” to having good experience in Delhi CWG despite concerns


September 27th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Australia's 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 ... Read more...

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No issue flying national flags at Games venues: Oz Commonwealth chief


September 27th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Rubbishing security concerns over Australia's warnings that its citizens in Delhi should not fly national flags, Australian Commonwealth Games Federation chief Perry Crosswhite has said the Games venues ... Read more...

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Two more Australian athletes withdraw from CWG


September 26th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sept 26 (IANS) Two more Australian athletes have pulled out from the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games citing security and health concerns. Cyclist Travis Meyer and table tennis player Stephanie Sang Sunday withdraw ... Read more...

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Australia team to move to Games Village on September 27


September 24th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 24 (ANI): Australian Commonwealth Games Chief, Perry Crosswhite, indicated here today that the Australian contingent would be ready to move into the Games Village on September 27.He stated ... Read more...

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New Zealand, Australia happy with Games Village


September 24th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) After raising concerns on safety and hygiene, Australian and New Zealand were extremely happy with the Athletes' Village and also confirmed their participation for the Oct 3-14 ... Read more...

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India should not have got Commonwealth Games: Oz Olympic body chief


September 24th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney/New Delhi, Sept.24 (ANI): Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has said that India should not have been awarded the XIXth Commonwealth Games.The showpiece event in New Delhi has been beset by ... Read more...

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India’s 10 million dollars inducement to win Commonwealth bid


September 24th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 24 (ANI): The Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee gave Australia 100,000 dollars in kickbacks after India won the bid to host the event as part of a 10 million dollar ... Read more...

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Aus PM expresses concern but her officials happy with CWG security (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Thursday said the government has issued a travel advisory for its citizens visiting New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games, citing "high risk ... Read more...

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Australian Government issues travel warning over Delhi CWG building standards


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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Australia committed to the CWG: Crosswhite


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) There was some respite for the beleaguered Commonwealth Games Organising Committee as Australia said it is committed to sending its team for the Oct 3-14 Games. While some ... Read more...

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Australia seeks answers from India over Games Village


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) Concerned over the adverse reports on the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi, the Australian government is seeking answers from India and Commonwealth Games officials over security and hygiene ... Read more...

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Australian world champion discus thrower pulls out of CWG


September 21st, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 21 (IANS) Australia's world champion discus thrower Dani Samuels has pulled out of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, citing concerns over health and security. Samuels' decision came after two tourists were ... Read more...

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Indian authorities finally release Australia’s CWG equipment


September 18th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian authorities have finally released Australia's Commonwealth Games sporting equipment after it remained in the port for more than 10 days. ACGA (Australian Commonwealth Games Association) chief executive ... Read more...

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Indian envoy steps in to avert Oz Commonwealth Games equipment disaster


September 18th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Indian authorities have finally released Australia's Commonwealth Games sporting equipment after it languished in a port for more than ten days.According to the Herald Sun, the container ... Read more...

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Australia name 16-member women’s hockey squad for CWG


September 17th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 17 (IANS) Defending champions Australia Friday announced a 16-member women's hockey squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The Australian woman's team have an enviable Commonwealth Games record, ... Read more...

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Australian athletes monitoring Delhi terror threats


September 11th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 11 (IANS) Despite assurances from the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC), some of the Australian athletes are closely monitoring the security situation in Delhi and are even contemplating to pull ... Read more...

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