Commonwealth Games Legacy and Archive (M2002 Ltd.)
Some of the most important and useful documents on the Games and its legacy can be downloaded here. This includes the Games Final Report.
Games Legacy web site
An archived version of the M2002 web site is also available on the Commonwealth Games Federation web site.
Records of M2002 Ltd.
M2002 Ltd, the company behind the Games, was responsible for the organisation of the Games from the early planning stages to the recruitment and training of over 10,000 volunteers.
The records of the company are held at Greater Manchester County Record Office so that you can discover how this magnificent event was put together.
The collection contains many important documents relating to the planning and delivery of the Games. There are also extensive image and newspaper collections.
Also in the collection are records relating to the Queen's Jubilee Baton relay event, and the Spirit of Friendship festival.
The collection is available for everyone to use, and provides a unique resource for many areas of study.
A large proportion of the collection is on open access and can be viewed at the Greater Manchester County Record Office. The collection is kept off site so we need 2 weeks notice in order to retrieve items. A copy of the catalogue is available on-line.
Some records are on restricted access. If you want to consult a record which is under this condition, you can submit a written request to us.
The Manchester Room@City Library also holds some printed material and reports relating to the Commonwealth Games. We have put together an introductory reading list for this material.