below for info on the 2002 logo
The Games Come to Manchester
Includes details of the Commonwealth nations competing
and practical information on Manchester.
A look at the commercial and cultural capital of North
A rundown of the sporting events and venues.
Where the sports are taking place.
- The Games Mascot
Everything about Kit, the official mascot of the 2002
opportunities within the Games Organising Committee.
to be a Volunteer
Games contacts and links
to relevant Manchester websites.
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and must not be published without their express written permission.
to the website of Manchester 2002, the XVII Commonwealth Games, Manchester,
England. It is full of varied and interesting information on our plans
for the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
move through the Games website, you will be able to find valuable information
- Games venues
- Games sports programme
- Key data and information
message from the Chairman
of the XVII Commonwealth Games I am delighted that the Games will be
coming to Manchester in 2002.
Games will be a tremendous opportunity for Britain to host a truly prestigious
international event and the people of Manchester are looking forward
to welcoming athletes and visitors alike to their City.
is undergoing a new and exciting renaissance building on its rich heritage,
and with its passion for sport, music and the arts and much much more,
will seize this once in a lifetime opportunity to host a set of Games
that all members of the Commonwealth can be proud.
is for a Games that are for everyone, bringing world class sports to
our door step, a celebration of the Commonwealth in Her Majesty the
Queen's Jubilee year and a multi-cultural event that reflects our own
communities in the North West.
is committed to ensuring that the Games are a huge success and using
them as a catalyst to inspire communities, families and schools to celebrate
our multi-cultural society.
to be leading the team that will deliver the Games and who are committed
to making them a success. I believe we will all be winners through the
Games - Great Britain, the North West, the athletes who take part and
the millions who will watch the games worldwide all have one thing in
common - a tremendous celebration of sport and culture.
Chairman of the Organising Committee
City will rise to the Challenge
"The competition to stage the Commonwealth Games is always
tough, so it's a real credit to the commitment and innovation of all
host cities when they are successful in their bid.
It's an honour to be chosen to host the Commonwealth Games. Manchester
has recognised the responsibilities and has responded magnificently
to the challenge of producing a Games worthy of the new Millennium.
It's a city which has already proved itself capable, on numerous occasions,
of hosting top sporting events, most notably the Euro 96 football championships.
The friendliness and festival atmosphere evident then will, I'm sure,
be equalled at the XVII Commonwealth Games. On behalf of the City Council,
thank you for inviting us to be part of the Commonwealth family and
we look forward to being a part of a sporting spectacle which will be
remembered as one of the classic events of the modern age."
Leader, Manchester City Council