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Commonwealth Games 2010

Commonwealth Games 2010, is scheduled between 3rd October to 14th October. New Delhi holds great pride in hosting one of the largest multi-sport event. It is first time that common wealth games are to be held in India. The multi-sport event will be held on grand scale featuring the elite athletes of the world.

» History of Commonwealth Games
Earlier this grand event was held in the year 1930, titled as 'British Empire games'. Later on, the name was changed to Common Wealth games in 1978. Till date, this is the second time that such kind of grand event will be organised in Asia.

Common Wealth Games

» Managing Committee
India sports minister will manage the affairs of a committee while Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, President of Indian Olympic Association, will act as a head of the organising committee. Elite of the athletes from seventy-two countries will participate in this grand international event.

» Delhi Game Village
Many infrastructural changes have occurred in the capital city and new venues are being set up. The Delhi Game Village is to be constructed on the eastern bank of river Yamuna, covering an area of approximately 63.5 hectares, with a capacity to accommodate 8,500 officials and athletes.

» 2010 Common Wealth Games Event Schedule
Seventeen sports are to be included in the upcoming common wealth games. It includes Gymnastics, Athletics, Table Tennis, Badminton, Rugby sevens, Boxing, Aquatics, Weightlifting, EAD events, Hockey, Netball,, Shooting Squash, Bowls and Cycling.

03/ 10/2010: Opening Ceremony at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium
04/10/2010: Table Tennis, Aquatics, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Balls, Net Ball, Squash, Badminton
05/10/2010: Aquatics, Rugby 7s, Squash, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Table Tennis, Shooting, Lawn Balls, Net Ball, Badminton, Weight Lifting, Wrestling
06/10/2010: Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting, Lawn Balls, Net Ball, Rugby 7s, Squash, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Hockey, Weight Lifting, Aquatics, Wrestling
07/10/2010: Cycling, Lawn Balls, Aquatics, Weight Lifting, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Net Ball, Table Tennis, Shooting, Wrestling, Squash.
08/10/2010: Aquatics, Boxing, Gymnastics, Net Ball, Squash, Table Tennis, Shooting, Athletics, Badminton, Weight Lifting, Hockey, Lawn Balls, Wrestling
09/10/2010: Aquatics, Gymnastics, Athletics, Lawn Balls, Badminton, Cycling, Hockey, Net Ball, Squash, Table Tennis, Shooting, Weight Lifting, Boxing
10/10/2010: Net Ball, Aquatics, Squash, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Lawn Balls, Table Tennis, Shooting, Athletics, Weight Lifting
11/10/2010: Aquatics, Shooting, Net Ball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Squash, Table Tennis, Weight Lifting, Lawn Balls
12/10/2010: Lawn Balls, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Squash, Table Tennis, Net Ball, Shooting, Boxing, Weight Lifting
13/10/2010: Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Net Ball, Squash, Table Tennis, Shooting
14/10/2010: Closing Ceremony at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium

» Major venues for 2010 games in New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium - , Lawn, Bowls, Athletics and weightlifting
Dhyan Chand National Stadium - Hockey
Indira Gandhi Arena - Archery, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Cycling
Delhi University Sports Complex - Rugby 7s
Tyagaraj Sports Complex - Netball
Siri Fort Complex - Badminton, Squash
Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range - Shooting
Talkatora stadium - Boxing
SPM Swimming Pool Complex - Aquatics
RK Khanna Tennis Complex - Tennis
Yamuna Sports Complex - Table Tennis.

» Preparations by Delhi Government
Delhi Government is trying all possible ways to make this occasion auspicious one. Public holiday is declared on the closing ceremony of Games, i.e. is on 14th October. Pubic transportation have been improved by introducing Low floor A/C DTC buses and Metro feeder buses. Local transportation has included 5000 new cabs to travel around the city. Strict security arrangements will be made at Games Village and other venues of common wealth games. To keep check on any kind of disturbance and trouble, special monitoring equipments like electronic surveillance, CCTV, X-ray baggage scanner etc are placed on the important locations.

» Tourist Activities
Apart from having a full-fledged fun in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010, don't miss an opportunity to have a glimpse of architectural wonders of the capital city. Delhi encompasses numerous awesome monuments, each one of them is a testimony to the exquisite artistry of glorious bygone era. The city offers various sightseeing such as museums, theaters, art galleries, historical monuments, temples and various lip smacking snacks and cuisines. Find yourself charmed by some finest piece of artistic work in stunning structures such as Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Purana Quila, Red Fort and many more.

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