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Take a listen to our selected audio packages covering some of the events and issues of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Click on the titles below to hear the audio.

Sarah meets Crew 2002
There are fifteen thousand of them, their nickname is Norris and you can spot them by their flat caps. Without them the Commonwealth Games simply wouldn't happen. Our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson has been behind the scenes with the UK's biggest ever peacetime volunteer force, Crew 2002.

Sex in the Village
One hundred and fifty thousand condoms have been handed out to competitors staying in the Athletes Village for Manchester's Commonwealth Games. That works out at around thirty seven each and if the rumours are anything to go by there won't be many left behind once the ten day event is over. So Forget Sex and the City, our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson has been finding out more about sex and the village.......

Tough on Drugs
Athletes prepararing for Manchester's Commonwealth Games are being warned if they take performance enhancing drugs they will be caught and banned. The drug testing programme will be the toughest in the event's history and more comprehensive than the Olympics. Our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson reports on the efforts to keep the 10 day event scandal free.

Arrival of the Australian Athletes
The first Australian Athletes are among thousands of competitors who'll be touching down at Manchester airport over the next few days ... it's the busiest 2 weeks the airport has ever seen. And getting them all through customs trouble free and on their way to the athletes village is no easy job. Our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson sent this report from Terminal Three.


Inside the Athletes Village
Over five thousand competitors from across the globe will stay in the athletes village - the games organisors have transformed the student halls of residence south of the city. The main restaurant is as big as a football pitch, there's a cinema, the extra long beds have arrived and our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson has had a sneak preview.


Interview with Steve Backley
33 year old Javelin star and Olympic Champion Steve Backley narrowly missed out on Commonwealth Gold in Kuala Lumpar and is hoping to win it back this summer. He spoke to our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson.


Interview with Ashia Hansen
Triple Jumper Ashia Hansen is without doubt Britain's greatest ever-female jumper having already set twenty British records. She told our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson she's enjoying training hard for the Games and the European Championships.


Interview with Colin Jackson
He's arguably Britain's most sucessful athlete, he's been competing for 17 years and he's aiming for Gold at Manchester's Commonwealth Games. Our Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson caught up with him in between training sessions.


Environmental issues for race
Environmental campaigners are concerned the route for the Commonwealth Games mountain bike race will permanently damage the environment.


Cultureshock
2002 brings the biggest sporting event this country has ever seen to Manchester - and in the run up to the Commonwealth Games the North West will also stage it's most ambitious arts festival.

Swimmers Concerned
At Manchesters 2002 Commonwealth Games able bodied and disabled athletes will compete for the first time in an integrated event. But not all the Athletes are happy with the new system - and some of the swimmers are worried their event COULD end up looking like a circus.

Scouting for Talent
Talents scounts are out and about across Greater Manchester hunting down the best people to perform in the opening and closing ceremonies at Manchesters 2002 Commonwealth Games. Five thousand people will be taking part in the spectacular in July and competition for places is fierce.

Sally Backs Games
The Olympic champion Sally Gunnel says England will haul in the medals at Manchester's 2002 Commonwealth Games. She told BBC GMR's Commonwealth Games reporter Sarah Wadeson how important the games are in the sporting calendar.
 
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