Karak, the 2006 Games MascotCommonwealth Games Mascots

Mascots for the Commonwealth Games were first introduced by the host country in 1978. They are now an integral part of the promotion and commercial success of the Commonwealth Games. There is more details about the mascot for the 2010 Games (Shera) and the 2006 Mascot (Karak).

List of Mascots

Year City Mascot
2018 Gold Coast
2014 Glasgow Clyde the Thistle man, is named after the host city’s famous river. The mascot design was chosen from more than 4000 entries in a UK-wide competition, won by 12-year-old Beth Gilmour.
2010 Delhi Shera, a Royal Bengal Tiger. The mascot is depicted wearing a white sporting jersey and blue shorts. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The mascot embodies values that the Indian nation is proud of: majesty, courage, power and grace.
2006 Melbourne Karak, a south-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) .
2002 Manchester Kit, a Cat
1998 Kuala Lumpur Wira, the Orang Utan. Wira, which means warrior in the local Malaysian tongue, was designed to portray the friendly personality of the games host, Malaysia - strong and proud and yet gentle and humble.
1994 Victoria Klee Wyck, an Orca (Killer) Whale
1990 Auckland Goldie the Kiwi bird
1986 Edinburgh Mac, a black "Scottie" dog
1982 Brisbane Matilda, the Kangaroo
1978 Edmonton Keyano, a Swan Hills Grizzly Bear; Keyano is a Cree Indian word which means unity and brotherhood

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