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XIX Commonwealth Games

Logo of 2010 Commonwealth Games
Host city New Delhi / Delhi, India
Motto COME OUT AND PLAY
Nations participating 71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating TBA
Events 17 disciplines
Opening ceremony 3 October
Closing ceremony 14 October
Officially opened by President of India
Queen's Baton Final Runner TBA
Main Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Website http://www.cwgdelhi2010.org
.The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth edition of the Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name.^ Commonwealth Games: DELHI 2010 .
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^ Home > > 2010 Commonwealth Games > > 2010 Commonwealth Games Map 2010 Commonwealth Games Map .
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^ Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi - 2010 Commonwealth Games .
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.The Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.^ Commonwealth Games: DELHI 2010 .
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^ India previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.
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^ The Commonwealth closing ceremony is scheduled to be held on 14th October 2010.
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.The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.^ Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, will be renovated.
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^ A four lane, 2.2 km long tunnel is planned between Linking Road and Lodhi Road that will provide better connection between the Games Village and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • Common Wealth Games in India,Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010,Commonwealth Games Delhi India 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.annonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Besides Opening and Closing ceremony the stadium is going to host athletics, lawn bowls and weightlifting events in the coming Commonwealth Games.
  • Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 Venues - Venues of Commonwealth Games New Delhi India 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.exploredelhi.com [Source type: General]

.It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).^ Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, hosted the 1998 edition.
  • Sports | India to form Commonwealth Games task force | Seattle Times Newspaper 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ In 2010, New Delhi will host the Commonwealth Games for the first time.
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^ India to host green Commonwealth Games .
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.In addition to the Commonwealth Games, the city of Pune, Maharashtra hosted the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games between October 12 and 18, 2008. The Youth Games offered nine sports: athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.^ The CGF has proposed addition of swimming to the programme while the Pune organising committee wants wrestling and table tennis.
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^ The Youth Games in Pune will be a unique event in itself and will be held from October 12 to 18, 2008, featuring six disciplines.
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^ The latter finally gave his approval for Pune to host the Commonwealth Games for Youth in 2008.
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[1]

Contents

Organisation

Bidding

Organising committee

.The organisation was beset by delays: in January 2005, the Indian Olympic Association vice-chairman Raja Randhir Singh expressed concern that Delhi was not up to speed in forming and organising its games committee and, following a 2009 Indian Government report showing two thirds of venues were behind schedule, Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell stated that the slow progress of preparations represented a serious risk to the event.^ Commonwealth Games: DELHI 2010 .
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^ On Wednesday the government reconstituted the Apex Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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^ I am glad that the Indian Olympic Association is making a bid to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi .
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[2] .Singh called for a revamp of the games' organizing committees:[3] Jarnail Singh, a former Secretary of the Government of India, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi was appointed as head of the committee.^ Apex Committee, which will conduct the games, will be headed by the President of the Indian Olympic Association, Suresh Kalmandi.
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^ The organising committee headed by Suresh Kalmadi says it is in charge.
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^ It brought smiles on the faces of Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi and Secretary General Randhir Singh, who is also the Secretary General of the OCA. After visiting a few venues and the proposed Asian Games Village in East Delhi, the bid committee met the Press.
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[4] .In spite of delays, commentators stated that they are confident that India will successfully host the games and do so on time.^ Kanpur: Noida is set to become the venue of India's first sports city that may host some events of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • Noida to house India's first sports city 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC sports.indiainfo.com [Source type: News]

^ After the facilities are readied, India will also bid to host the 2014 Asian Games.” He also expressed his happiness at Doha hosting the Asian Games, a first in the Gulf region.
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^ In 2010, New Delhi will host the Commonwealth Games for the first time.
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Costs

.The total budget estimated for hosting the Games is US$ 1.6 billion and this amount excludes non-sports-related infrastructure development in the city like airports, roads and other structures.^ Kanpur: Noida is set to become the venue of India's first sports city that may host some events of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • Noida to house India's first sports city 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC sports.indiainfo.com [Source type: News]

^ MELBOURNE could be asked to rescue next year's Commonwealth Games if host city Delhi cannot complete construction of its sporting and transport infrastructure in time, according to senior sports officials.
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^ Fennell was in Delhi on Tuesday to review the preparedness of the city for hosting the next Games.
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games-thread (for updates!) [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: News]

.This will likely make the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever, being larger than the previous games in Melbourne 2006 (approx.^ Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi - 2010 Commonwealth Games .
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^ Participating Countries for Commonwealth Game 2010 :- .
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^ Melbourne back in mix as venue for 2010 Commonwealth Games .
  • Melbourne back in mix as venue for 2010 Commonwealth Games | Herald Sun 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.news.com.au [Source type: News]

US$ 1.1 billion).

Transport

Delhi metro
.Delhi proposed a four-lane, 2.2 km underground stretch from Lodhi Road to trans-Yamuna, linking the Games Village to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and reducing travelling time for athletes travelling between the Village and the Stadium by six minutes.^ Travel time between the airport and south Delhi will reduce considerably with this project...
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^ A four lane, 2.2 km long tunnel is planned between Linking Road and Lodhi Road that will provide better connection between the Games Village and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
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^ Trans-Yamuna Delhi (east) to be precise.
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.In response to concerns over the large number of trains that pass by the Delhi metropolitan region daily, construction of road under-bridges and over-bridges along railway lines has been started.^ New power plants are also under construction along with streamlining of existing ones.
  • Common Wealth Games in India,Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010,Commonwealth Games Delhi India 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.annonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Mehra says New Delhi is slated to build 100,000 new apartments, though only 6,800 are under construction.
  • India razes slums, leaves poor homeless - CNN.com 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • India razes slums, leaves poor homeless - CNN.com 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.To expand road infrastructure, flyovers, cloverleaf flyovers, and bridges have been planned to improve links for the Games and city in general.^ A four lane, 2.2 km long tunnel is planned between Linking Road and Lodhi Road that will provide better connection between the Games Village and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • Common Wealth Games in India,Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010,Commonwealth Games Delhi India 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.annonline.com [Source type: News]

^ A separate plan to screen the city's sprawling slums is being studied that would involve planting bamboo trees along roads leading to the 17 Games venues.
  • channelnewsasia.com - India to target beggars in 2010 Commonwealth Games clean-up 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.channelnewsasia.com [Source type: News]

^ As of today NCR has the best infrastructure in the country which will continue to improve till the commonwealth games.
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games-thread (for updates!) [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: News]

.Road-widening projects have begun with an emphasis being placed on expanding national highways.^ Except for the visible Metro Rail which is being expanded with CG in mind, there aren't many ongoing projects to attract attention leave alone investment.
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^ The project will earmark select areas in the capital as Wi-Fi hotspots, the first in line being Connaught Place.
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^ Delhi has two ring roads and plans are underway to make them signal free apart from widening of the National Highways.
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.To improve traffic flow on existing roads, plans are underway to make both the inner and outer Ring roads signal free.^ Delhi has two ring roads and plans are underway to make them signal free apart from widening of the National Highways.
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^ No open space Earlier the four km between the outer ring road and the Akshardham road was the floodplain of the Yamuna, but now the Yamuna has been restricted to 500 metre.
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^ It also suggests that the existing bus routes can be diverted to roads with sufficient spare capacity to handle the additional bus traffic.
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.To support its commitment to mass transport, nine corridors have been identified and are being constructed as High Capacity Bus Systems (for example, one from Ambedkar Nagar to Red Fort).^ High Capacity Bus System are being planned that will be effective by 2010.
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^ Street-lighting would be done on 95 km road length of high-capacity bus corridors.
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^ The city will witness new highways, expressways, flyovers and a brand new mass transit system for well-maintained transportation system.
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.Six of these corridors are expected to be operational in 2010. Additionally, The Delhi Metro will be expanded to accommodate more people and boost the use of public transport during the 2010 games.^ Commonwealth Games: DELHI 2010 .
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^ Network Ten and FOXTEL secure Australia broadcast rights to the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games .
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^ New Delhi was chosen to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games after several failed bids, becoming only the second Asian city to be stage the games.
  • Sports | India to form Commonwealth Games task force | Seattle Times Newspaper 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

At 420 km long, it will be one of the world's longest networks and it will extend to Gurgaon and the Noida area.[7] .For this exponential increase of the network, Delhi Metro will deploy 14 tunnel boring machines, an unprecedented number in an Asian country.^ Most significantly, however, even after the Games draw to a close on October 14, 2010, Delhi would have a world-class digital network at its disposal.
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[8]
.Indira Gandhi International Airport is being modernized, expanded, and upgraded.^ The Indira Gandhi International Airport is also undergoing complete renovation and a two-tier terminal is coming up till 2010 Commonwealth Games that will have top level for departure and bottom level for arrivals.
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.Costing nearly US$ 1.94 billion, Terminal 3 will improve airport passenger capacity to more than 37 million passengers a year by 2010. A new runway is being constructed, allowing for over 75 flights an hour and – at over 4400 metres long – it will be one of Asia's longest.^ The allocation of Rs 1,403 crore for the transport sector will go into the construction of new roads and flyovers, and improving the existing ones.
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^ An Australian newspaper reported on March 31 quoting Australia's senior trade commissioner for South Asia, Mike Moignard, that New Delhi 2010 represented a $1 billion business opportunity, particularly for construction and consulting companies.
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^ There are cabs outside the airport unlike in India where there are more touts on two wheels than cabs on four.
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.The entire airport will be connected to the city via a six-lane highway (National Highway 8) and the Delhi Metro.^ Rohini/Narela area is pretty far from JN stadium but then Rohini has metro connectivity via Line1.
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^ A six-lane 3-km bypass will run from National Highway-8 behind Radisson Hotel joining up with the Mahipalpur road to help commuters avoid the congestion at Mahipalpur intersection.
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^ Thankfully, the Indian sports ministry has not included the cost of Delhi Metro/airport modenisation in the expenditure list.
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[9]

Venues

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium under construction for the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Existing and new stadia in Delhi will be used to house the sports during the Games:[10]
.The opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, lawn bowls, and weightlifting will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, which will have a capacity of 75,000 spectators after renovation for the games.^ Each stadium will have a capacity of around 5,000 except for JLNS, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics, which will have a capacity of 75,000 spectators.
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^ The Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the showpiece venue for the 1982 games, may eventually stage only the opening and closing ceremonies.
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^ Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, will be renovated.
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.Archery, cycling, gymnastics, and wrestling will take place at the Indira Gandhi Arena, the largest indoor sports arena in India and the second-largest in Asia, which seats 25,000 people.^ This time the event of Commonwealth game 2010 has been scheduled to take place at Delhi, the capital of India.
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^ Besides, it will co-ordinate with Sports Authority of India, which will take care of the players.
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^ The SAI will construct three stadiums for lawn bowling (a Commonwealth game that is being introduced in India for the first time) and weightlifting at JLNS and a wrestling stadium at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
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.Located at the Indraprastha Estate in the eastern region of New Delhi, the arena will be connected to other venues via dedicated bus lanes and mass transportation.^ Status: Expected by 2008 • Improvement of surrounding of Old and New Delhi railway stations, parking area, bus stand: Rs 5 cr.
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^ Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely Thursday said that 15 new Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus depots would come up before 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG).
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^ Seven new lines have to be added to Delhi's Metro to connect key places like the airport and the Games Village.
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The arena will be renovated for the Games.[12]
.There are 26 new stadiums which will be utilized for the Commonwealth Games.^ NEW DELHI -- Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell is satisfied with India's focus on security for the athletes who will be competing at next year's event in New Delhi.
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^ Suncity June 12th, 2007, 06:32 PM VON GERKAN, Marg and Partners Architects (GMP) will be reconstructing the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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^ Sample this: There has been no meeting of the Commonwealth Games organising committee for the last four months.
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.Some older ones will be upgraded and some new will be constructed.^ The allocation of Rs 1,403 crore for the transport sector will go into the construction of new roads and flyovers, and improving the existing ones.
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Green Games

Logo for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games being recognized as the first ever "Green Commonwealth Games"
.The organisers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme to show the intention to host a "sustainable games" and to take the environment into consideration when constructing and renovating venues.^ The delegation includes companies involved in the organisation of the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 and stakeholders in London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics.
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^ Kalmadi said that organising committee's budget had remained same since the time it won the bid to host the games.
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^ The Games shall also require the construction of two new games venues.
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Thyagaraj Stadium is intended to be a key example of environmentally-considered construction.
.In opposition to this intention, a number of environmental controversies arose and the adverse ecological impact of various aspects of the games have been protested by city residents.^ For the government, this means environmental friendly approach to various games related constructions and subsequent maintenance.
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[14][15] .City residents filed a public interest petition to the Supreme Court of India against the felling of 'heritage' trees in the Siri Forest area to make way for Games facilities.^ The Central Government and Sports Authority of India would focus their attention to make the games a grand success.
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^ The court also directed them to consult various residents' welfare associations, Delhi metro and Delhi fire services while finalising the policy for hawkers in public interest.
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^ There is a lot that India can learn from the Melbourne Games especially in the areas of Transport and Telecom.
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The court appointed architect Charles Correa to assess the impact and he severely criticized the designs on ecological grounds.[16] In spite of this, in April 2009 the Supreme Court allowed the construction on the grounds that "much time had been lost" and "the damage already caused to the environment could not be undone".[17][18]
.The Commonwealth Games village, located on the flood plains of the Yamuna, has also been the subject of controversies about the flouting of ecological norms.^ What does anybody in a remote village know about Commonwealth Games?
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^ You are right about the flood plains of the Yamuna, Sridhar.
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^ There are worries about the progress of construction of the athletes' village, which has been the subject of a legal case after a petition raised environmental concerns over the project.
  • Commonwealth Games India Melbourne Delhi 18 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

[19] .After a prolonged legal battle between city residents and the state, construction was permitted to continue on the basis of an order of the Supreme Court of India in July 2009, which held that the government had satisfied the requirements of "due process of the law" by issuing public notice of its intention to begin construction work in September 1999 (a date four years prior to the acceptance of Delhi's bid for the games).^ In the same way the Beijing Olympics showcased the "new China", the Delhi Games are being touted as a showcase for the new India.
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^ The State Government has discussed contingency plans to recreate the sporting event it held just three years ago.
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^ Lalit Bhanot, the general secretary of the Delhi Games organising committee, said there had been no discussion about moving the Games to Melbourne or any other city.
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Marketing

The games mascot is an anthropomorphic tiger called Shera; a name derived from the Hindi word Sher – meaning tiger.[21]

Other preparation

.In preparation for an influx of English-speaking tourists for the Games, the Delhi government is implementing a program to teach English, and the necessary skills for serving tourists, to key workers – such as cab drivers, security workers, waiters, porters, and service staff.^ Other Preparations The Commonwealth Games 2010 will have influx of lot of English speaking tourists.
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^ These people include drivers, waiters, security personnel and service staff.
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^ The government has implemented a new program to teach English to low-income level individuals who will be in regular touch with the tourists, athletes and officials.
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.In the two years prior to the Games 2,000 drivers were taught English.^ Over two years down the line and boards is all you see for the 2010 Games village.
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^ South Korea's capital Seoul staged the Asian Games in 1986, two years before holding the Olympics.
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.The program aims to teach 1,000 people English per month in the hope of reaching all key workers by March 2010. In addition to Delhi, the Indian Government plans to expand the program to teach people in local tourist destinations in other parts of India.^ Commonwealth Games in 2010 Delhi India .
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^ As per the approved plan, check-in facility would be provided to the passengers at New Delhi railway station and Rajiv Chowk stations.
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^ I am glad that the Indian Olympic Association is making a bid to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi .
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.To prepare for the energy-usage spike during the Games and to end chronic power cuts in Delhi, the government is undertaking a large power-production initiative to increase power production to 7,000 MW (from the current 4,500 MW).^ Sources in the meeting said that Fennell told CM Sheila Dikshit and top officials of the government that he has been reading about the power problems of Delhi in the newspapers.
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^ Games plan tripping on water, power, Delhi told http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1714858,0035.htm The Delhi government maybe going ga-ga over its preparation for the Commonwealth Games 2010 but they don’t even have the basic necessities — water and power.
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^ As per the bid documents submitted by the Delhi government and the evaluation report by the Commonwealth Games Committee, Delhi wishes to use the Games to "cement the direction of the National Sports Policy...
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.To achieve this goal, the government plans to streamline the power distribution process, direct additional energy to Delhi, and construct new power plants.^ Nothing new from the Government of Delhi.
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^ Delhi Government is going to construct a flyover at Mukarba Chowk to ease the growing traffic on outer Ring Road and GT Karnal Road," she added.
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^ As per the approved plan, check-in facility would be provided to the passengers at New Delhi railway station and Rajiv Chowk stations.
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.In fact, the government has promised that by the end of 2010, Delhi will have a surplus of power.^ Sources in the meeting said that Fennell told CM Sheila Dikshit and top officials of the government that he has been reading about the power problems of Delhi in the newspapers.
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^ The power supply front The NDPL, a joint venture of Tata Power Company and the Delhi government, serves north and north-west Delhi.
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^ Now, with Commonwealth Games 2010 on its radar, the Delhi Government proposes to extend the same facility to denizens on the move.
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.In addition to physical preparation, India and Delhi will offer free accommodation for all athletes at the Games Village, as well as free transport and other benefits, such as a free trip to the famed Taj Mahal and a reserved lane for participants on selected highways.^ Commonwealth Games in 2010 Delhi India .
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^ Government of India, therefore, undertake to support the Bid of the City of Delhi to host the Games, guarantee free entry to India of all accredited athletes and delegates of the participating countries and further guarantee that the Games will be organised in accordance with the constitution, protocols and regulations of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
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^ The consultants mandate includes not only preparing the design and architectural plans for the games village and competition and training venues but also get the various design plans approved from the Delhi Urban Arts Commission.
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[24] .The Games Village will house over 8,000 athletes and officials for the Games.^ The officials in charge want the village to be ready just six months before the Games begin.
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^ Athletes and Officials from all sports will stay at this one village.
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^ 'The Games Villages would be developed to accommodate around 8,500 sports persons and officials,' she added.
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Indian states will train state police forces to handle tourist-related issues and deploy them prior to the Games.
.A massive construction and "beautification" project has resulted in the demolition of hundreds of homes and the displacement of city dwellers – at least 100,000 of New Delhi’s 160,000 homeless people have removed from shelters, some of which have been demolished.^ Another note said Delhi would need at least 100 doctors with specialisation in sports medicine and an equal number of physiotherapists for the 8,000 sportspersons who would participate.
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^ Delhi faces a shortfall of at least 30,000 rooms for the expected visitor turnout for the games and the government faces a difficult task ahead with little time and space left in the capital to build new hotels.
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^ The Indian capital New Delhi and the South Korean city of Incheon are the two candidates for the 2014 edition.
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[25][26] Bamboo screens have been erected around city slums to separate visitors from the sights of the slums,[27] a practice which human rights campaigners have deemed dishonest and immoral.[28]
.The Delhi High Court is set to implement a series of "mobile courts" to be dispatched throughout Delhi to relocate migrant beggars from Delhi streets.^ The second blow came when Delhi's High Court ordered the Government to clear the capital of beggars who descend on pedestrians and cars at traffic lights.
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.The mobile courts would consider each beggar on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the beggar should be sent back to his/her state of residence, or be permitted to remain in government-shelters.^ The second blow came when Delhi's High Court ordered the Government to clear the capital of beggars who descend on pedestrians and cars at traffic lights.
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^ They differ on whether the Indian government, which is funding the Rs 6,600 crore extravaganza, should have a say in planning and execution.
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^ According to a note received by the Delhi government, during the Games, roads should be free of beggars, touts and stray dogs and cattle.
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Queen's Baton relay

.The Queen's Baton relay began when the baton, which contains Queen Elizabeth II's message to the athletes, left Buckingham Palace on 29 October 2009. The baton will arrive at the 2010 Games opening ceremony on 3 October 2010, after visiting the other 70 nations of the Commonwealth and travelling throughout India, reaching millions of people to join in the celebrations for the Games.^ Commonwealth Games: DELHI 2010 .
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^ Home » Commonwealth Games 2010 .
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^ Participating Countries for Commonwealth Game 2010 :- .
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The baton was designed by Michael Foley, a graduate of the National Institute of Design.[30] It is a triangular section of aluminium twisted into a helix shape and then coated with coloured soils collected from all regions of India. The coloured soils are a first for the styling of a Queen's Baton. A jewel-encrusted box was used to house the Queen's message, which was laser-engraved onto a miniature 18 carat gold leaf – representative of the ancient Indian 'patras. The Queen's baton is ergonomically contoured for ease of use. It is 664 millimetres high, 34 millimetres wide at the base, and 86 millimetres wide at the top and weighs 1,900 grams.
The Queen's baton has a number of technological features including:
  • The ability to capture images and sound
  • Global positioning system (GPS) technology so the baton's location can be tracked
  • Embedded light emitting diodes (LEDs) which will change into the colours of a country’s flag whilst in that country
  • A text messaging capability so that people can send messages of congratulations and encouragement to the Baton bearers throughout relay

Calendar

The official calendar for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is as follows:[31]
   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Closing ceremony
October   3      4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11     12     13     14   Venue
Ceremonies Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Aquatics SPM Swimming Pool Complex
Archery I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
& India Gate / Red Fort
Athletics Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Badminton Siri Fort Sports Complex
Boxing R Talkatora Indoor Stadium
Cycling I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
Gymnastics R I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
Field hockey Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium
Lawn Bowls Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Netball Thyagaraj Sports Complex
Rugby sevens Delhi University
Shooting T Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range
Squash Siri Fort Sports Complex
Table Tennis Yamuna Sports Complex
Tennis R K Tennis Complex
Weightlifting Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Wrestling I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
October 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Venue

Sports

.There are 17 disciplines planned for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.^ Sample this: There has been no meeting of the Commonwealth Games organising committee for the last four months.
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^ On Wednesday the government reconstituted the Apex Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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^ The chief minister was addressing a conference organised by the PHDCCI on 'Preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2010: Opportunities & Role for Business'.
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.Kabaddi will also be a demonstration sport at the 2010 Games.^ The Balewadi Sports Complex, spread across seven acres of land, will host the run up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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^ The Sports Minister announced here that his Ministry was trimming down the budget for the 2010 Games to Rs 5,000 crore from Rs 7000 crore after a review of some of the expenditures.
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.The triathlon appears likely to be excluded from these games as there is no suitable location for the swimming stage.^ Sample this: There has been no meeting of the Commonwealth Games organising committee for the last four months.
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^ There are no things like lathi-charges in Germany, so people won’t have to be rushed to hospital after each event.
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^ But this seems like a feasible plan given that there were plans even earlier to demolish these houses and additionally, there are no land acquisition hassles involved.
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.The organisers have also proposed removing basketball, but want to include archery, tennis, and billiards and snooker for men.^ The CGF has proposed addition of swimming to the programme while the Pune organising committee wants wrestling and table tennis.
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.Cricket, although in strong demand, may not make a come-back as the Board of Control for Cricket in India were not keen on a Twenty20 tournament, but the organisers did not want a one day tournament.^ "The major issue is the athletics stadium, whether to make a new stadium or renovate the present one," organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said.
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^ During the day, we’ll be busy navigating traffic and in the evenings we may not even find a stadium, since no one even may have constructed it or perhaps remembered to.
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Participating nations

.There are currently 71 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.^ Sample this: There has been no meeting of the Commonwealth Games organising committee for the last four months.
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^ Baig said the state has already held an international skiing event at Gulmarg last year while the National Winter Games have been held there twice since 1998.
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^ On Wednesday the government reconstituted the Apex Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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As Fiji is suspended from the Commonwealth, it has been banned from participating in the Games.[34] Rwanda may field a team for the games since becoming a Commonwealth member in 2009.
Nations expected to compete at the 2010 Games
  •  Anguilla
  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Australia
  •  Bahamas
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Barbados
  •  Belize
  •  Bermuda
  •  Botswana
  •  British Virgin Islands
  •  Brunei
  •  Cameroon
  •  Canada
  •  Cayman Islands
  •  Cook Islands
  •  Cyprus
  •  Dominica
  •  England
  •  Falkland Islands
  •  Gambia
  •  Ghana
  •  Gibraltar
  •  Grenada
  •  Guernsey
  •  Guyana
  •  India
  •  Isle of Man
  •  Jamaica
  •  Jersey
  •  Kenya
  •  Kiribati
  •  Lesotho
  •  Malawi
  •  Malaysia
  •  Maldives
  •  Malta
  •  Mauritius
  •  Montserrat
  •  Mozambique
  •  Namibia
  •  Nauru
  •  New Zealand
  •  Nigeria
  •  Niue
  •  Norfolk Island
  •  Northern Ireland
  •  Pakistan
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Saint Helena
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  •  Samoa
  •  Scotland
  •  Seychelles
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Singapore
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  South Africa
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Swaziland
  •  Tanzania
  •  Tokelau
  •  Tonga
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Turks and Caicos Islands
  •  Tuvalu
  •  Uganda
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Wales
  •  Zambia

Controversies

Labour violations

Campaigners in India have accused the organisers of enormous and systematic violations of labour laws at construction sites. .Although official numbers have not been released, it is estimated that over 415,000 contract daily wage workers are working on Games projects.^ The officials have realised that while many of these ideas worked at the Manchester and Melbourne Games, it will be difficult to pull them off in Delhi.
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^ According to DDA officials, the estimated cost for constructing these is Rs 45 crore and the DDA would give the contractor 20 months to complete the project.
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^ Nearly 75 hotels will be constructed in the city, which faces an acute shortage of hotel rooms, estimated at around 10,000 rooms daily in the peak season.
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[35] .Unskilled workers are paid 85 to 100 Indian rupees (INR) per day while skilled workers are paid 120 to 130 INR per day for eight hours of work.^ The Delhi government will also develop an aquifer along the upper Ganga canal in Meerut to get nearly 100 million gallons of water per day.
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Workers also state that they are paid 134 to 150 INR for 12 hours of work (eight hours plus four hours of overtime). Both these wages contravene the stipulated Delhi state minimum wage of INR 152 (approx. US$3) for eight hours of work.[citation needed]
These represent violations of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Services) Act 1979, and the constitutionally enshrined fundamental rights per the 1982 Supreme Court of India judgement on Asiad workers.[36][37] The public have been banned from the camps where workers live and work – a situation which human rights campaigners say prevents the garnering of information regarding labour conditions and number of workers.[38]
.There have been documented instances of the presence of young children at hazardous construction sites, due to a lack of child care facilities for women workers living and working in the labour camp style work sites.^ If the stadium itself is fine, I don't see the logic of parking dictating the construction of a new stadium in DU. The article also mentions lack of space for other facilities.
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^ Asiad employed around 10 lakh construction workers and today Delhi has no place to accommodate such large scale labour population.
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[39] Furthermore, workers on the site of the main Commonwealth stadium have reportedly been issued with hard hats, yet most work in open-toed sandals and live in cramped tin tenements in which illnesses are rife.[40] .The High Court of Delhi is presently hearing a public interest petition relating to employers not paying employees for overtime and it has appointed a four-member committee to submit a report on the alleged violations of workers rights.^ The court also directed them to consult various residents' welfare associations, Delhi metro and Delhi fire services while finalising the policy for hawkers in public interest.
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^ Rather than speaking about each aspect himself Dayrit let other members of the bid committee talk about New Delhi's preparedness.
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^ Subsequently, the court "recommended" that a comprehensive law be enacted on this matter in public interest.
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.During the construction of the Games Village, there was controversy over financial mismanagement,[43] profiteering by the Delhi Development Authority and private Real Estate Companies,[44] and inhumane working conditions.^ The Delhi Development Authority will also construct a signature building at Pragati Maidan.
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^ Therefore, we have decided to allow a private developer to construct the station at the Games Village.
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^ May 15th, 2007, 10:15 AM DDA invites bids for constructing sporting facilities at Games Village Amandeep Shukla New Delhi, May 14: THE Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has invited applications for the construction of an athletic track, swimming pool, fitness centre and indoor hall at the Games Village.
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See also

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External links

Official websites


Simple English

XIX Commonwealth Games
Host city New Delhi, India
Motto Come out and play
Nations participating 71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating 6081
Events 260 events in 17 disciplines
Opening ceremony 3 October
Closing ceremony 14 October
Officially opened by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Pratibha Patil, President of India
Main Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Website cwgdelhi2010.org

The 2010 Commonwealth Games is the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are being held in New Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010, the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.[1] It is also the first time the Commonwealth Games is held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

While allegations of delays and corruption were a cause of concern before the start of the games, the games generally ran smoothly and the opening ceremony was described as "spectacular".[2]

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