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With virtually the whole of ice hockey-mad Canada gearing up for the NHL playoffs, it is little surprise the Commonwealth Games have failed to generate much interest.
Powerlifter P. Mariappan, the 1994 Melbourne World Wheelchair Championship triple gold medallist, is out of a job and penniless.
A month ago, the Malaysian athletes from the Olympics came home empty-handed. Now, the athletes to the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens, which ended on Sept 28, will also come home without medals.
The German coach of European football champions Greece, Otto Rehhagel, was the star runner on Sunday as the Olympic flame crossed Greece's just inaugurated Rio-Antirio suspension bridge.
Athens will throw a citywide party for the Olympics - every night of the Games.