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Welcome to Commonwealth Games 2010
commonwealth games 2010 delhiThe city of New Delhi, home to 13.8 million people, will host the Commonwealth Games in 2010. This will be the first time India has hosted the Games and only the second time the event has been held in Asia (Kuala Lumpur in 1998 was the first. Delhi is the capital city of India and is rich in culture and history. It stands on the western end of the Gangetic Plain and is bordered by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. There are two main districts of the city,   Old Delhi the capital of Muslim India between the mid 17th and late 19th centuries with its historic sites, mosques and monuments and New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British Raj with its imposing government buildings and tree lined avenues.

The dates for the Games are 3 - 14 October 2010, inclusive of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Weather wise the city experiences an October mean temperature minimum 17.2 degrees centigrade and maximum 31.3 degrees centigrade with humidity ranging from 31 to 78% for the October and November months. The Delhi Games Village is to be constructed as a low rise medium development on a 40 acre site in the heart of the capital with a possible capacity for 8,500 athletes and officials. Existing and new stadia will be used to house the following sports: Archery, Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) Events, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby 7s, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Delhi won the right to host the 2010 Games by defeating the Canadian city of Hamilton by 46 votes to 22 at the CGF General Assembly held in Montego Bay in November 2003.

There are 17 disciplines planned for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
1. Aquatics 2. Archery 3. Athletics 4. Badminton 5. Boxing 6. Cycling 7. Gymnastics 8. Hockey 9. Lawn Bowls 10. Netball 11. Rugby 7s 12. Shooting 13. Squash 14. Table Tennis 15. Tennis 16. Weightlifting 17. Wrestling
The triathlon appears likely to be excluded from these games as there is no suitable location for the swimming stage. The organisers have also proposed removing basketball, but want to include archery, tennis, and billiards and snooker for men. 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 official calendar for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is as follows:


Opening ceremony


Event competitions


Closing ceremony

October   3      4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11     12     13     14   Venue
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
SPM Swimming Pool Complex
I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
& India Gate / Red Fort
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Siri Fort Sports Complex
Talkatora Indoor Stadium
I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex
Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium
Lawn Bowls
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Tyagaraj Sports Complex
Rugby 7s
Delhi University
Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range
Siri Fort Sports Complex
Table Tennis
Yamuna Sports Complex
R K Tennis Complex
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex

commonwealth games 2010 delhi mapGAMES VILLAGE NEW DELHI

A new state-of-the-art Games Village is being built by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) with a focus on maximising athlete comfort. The village will be developed along the east bank of the River Yamuna. The site is off the National Highway 24 adjacent to the Akshardham temple at the Noida intersection. Exceeding CGF requirements, the Village will translate traditional Indian hospitality into standards of comfort & excellence never seen before by participating teams. To be created at a cost of USD 230.7 million (including Residential Zone), the Games Village will be spread over an area of 63.5 hectare (158.4 acre). Within its immediate vicinity exist internationally known monuments and landmarks like the Bahai Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple etc. Surrounded with a dense green natural cover, the Village will provide a relaxing and soothing environment for the athletes and officials..

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