Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Phillip depart. As 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the of the XVII Commonwealth Games and we are taking the opportunity to commemorate the occasion by uploading a selection of images taken by the Force's photographers. Thousands of tourists flocked to the city from across the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. To visit the Greater Manchester Police website. www.gmp.police.uk
The 2014 commonwealth games will begin on July 23rd in Celtic Park. Medal counts in the Commonwealth Games tend to be heavily slanted towards the largest and industrialized nations like England, Australia and Canada, making the games somewhat one-sided. In this 2014 event a total of 17 sports and 261 medal events will be contested and 71 participating nations will be present.