Commonwealth Games 2010 Host City———————–Delhi, India
Common Wealth Games 2010 Motto —————–“COME OUT AND PLAY”
No.of Nations participating in Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi –72 Commonwealth Teams
No.of Events in Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi ————17
Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Opening ceremony ——–3rd October
Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Closing ceremony ———14th October
Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Officially opened by ——–President of India
Commonwealth Games 2010 Mascot —————————Shera
Commonwealth Games also known as the ‘Friendly Games’, the Common Wealth Games is a multinational, multi-discipline sports event held once in four years and participants come from the Commonwealth of Nations – or former colonies of the British Empire. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) with its headquarters based in London is responsible for the direction and control of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The motto of the Common Wealth Games 2010 is around three core values – Humanity, Equality and Destiny.
The XIX commonwealth games 2010 are barely 74 days away. It kick starts on the 3rd of October in New Delhi and the sports extravaganza go on till the 14th. It will be Delhi’s largest event to date which has to its credit big sports events like the 1951 and 1982 editions of the Asian Games. The Opening Ceremony will be at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. It is for the first time Delhi is hosting the Commonwealth Games 2010 and the only second Asian city after the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1988.
The credit of the look and design of the Common Wealth Games 2010 logo goes to Idiom Design and Consulting. Shera, the friendly tiger is the Commonwealth Games 2010 mascot.
India’s President Mrs. Pratibha Patil accepted the invitation from the Queen of England to grace the Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi which is a curtain raiser of the main event. India’s ace shooter Abhinav Bindra received the baton and became the first baton bearer. The Baton 2010 Delhi would take 240 days to touch the soil of all member nations and this epic journey would be more than 170,000 km plus another 100 days of touring India which makes it one of the longest relays in the history of Commonwealth Games. The Baton relay concludes with the final baton bearer entering the JN Stadium during the Opening Ceremony on the 3rd of October 2010.
New Delhi is gearing up for the main event. Preparations are on in full swing to make the event an unforgettably memorable one. Delhi has gone for serious and drastic renovation and beautifying drives. Himachal Pradesh is going to supply all the exotic flowers to Delhi for the 2010 Common Wealth Games. The state before hand has secured an order worth Rs. 31 crores for the purpose. From ensuring uninterrupted power supply to bringing down the menace of beggars, the Delhi Government has quite a busy schedule.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the 2010 Commonwealth Games are expected to rake in more money than its previous two editions held in Manchester and Melbourne, close to a staggering of USD 4940 millions. 72 nations are participating and there will be 17 disciplines. Medical tourism is expected to benefit a lot.
Common Wealth Games 2010 Events
A lot of sports complexes of international standards are being readied and inaugurated.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium – Athletics, lawn bowls, weightlifting
- Dhyan Chand National Stadium – Hockey
- Indira Gandhi Arena – Archery, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling
- Delhi University Sports Complex – Rugby Sevens
- Thyagaraj Stadium – Netball
- Siri Fort Sports 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
There are 26 new stadia which will be utilized for the 2010 Common Wealth Games, some older ones will be renewed and upgraded. The Commonwealth Games 2010 Village is also coming up, organizers are trying to connect it to the stadium with a 2.2 km underground stretch reducing travel time by 6 minutes.
The Delhi Police has a challenging task to provide and ensure round the clock security to all the athletes and also, ensure that business is not affected. Mock security drills are slated to begin in August. Special law and order squads have been formed to avoid any law and order situation and random checks will be done from time to time.
All information related to the CWG 2010 will be made available at all metro stations in the form of a booklet which includes various places of interest in and around Delhi, how to reach them, and all related and detailed information of hotels, important emergency numbers, railway stations, markets, etc. A decision to launch a special commuter-friendly service is also in the offing. Bharat Guides and Scouts volunteers will help with the traffic congestion volumes that are likely to increase during the games.
The Common Wealth Games 2010 organizers signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN Environment Programme to showcase a sustainable game which is environment friendly.
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