Common Wealth Games 2010


Common Wealth Games is a world class sports event, held at a regular interval of 4 years. And it is a matter of pride for India that for the first time Common Wealth Games, 2010 is going to be organized at New Delhi, the national capital of India. And India is all set to conquer the world. The scheduled date for this esteemed upcoming multi-sport event is from 3rd October to 14th October. India has won the opportunity to host the Common Wealth Games by defeating Canada by 46 votes to 22 at the CGF General Assembly held in Montego Bay in November 2003.

Logo and Slogan of CWG 2010:

The logo for the Commonwealth Games 2010 is inspired from the Ashoka Chakra, a symbol of freedom, unity and power. The logo was revealed on 6th January 2008 at an event held at the India Gate. The logo has spirals at the upward direction which symbolizes rise of India as a global power and showcasing its transition from a traditional country to a modern country. The colors of the logo symbolizes diverse and vibrant culture of India and its people. Apart from this each part of the logo symbolizes India’s whole hearted welcome to the71Commonwealth nations and territories.

The slogan for the forthcoming Common Wealth Games of 2010 is ” Come Out and play”.

Participating Nations Of CWG 2010:

There are currently 85 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In alphabetical order, these nations are:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Island, Cyprus, Dominica, England, Eritrea, Falkland, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Israel, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rodrigues, Rwanda, 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, Yemen, Zambia.

Various Sports Of CWG 2010:

At the previous Common Wealth Games which was held at Melbourne city of Australia, India was ranked fourth. So, it is an ideal time for India to prove itself as a strong sport nation. Not only in Cricket, Indians are best in other disciplines of sports also.

2010 ‘s Common Wealth Games includes 17 disciplines of sports namely:

Aquatics, Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Net Ball, Shooting, Squash, Rugby 7″s Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Venue For CWG 2010:

The opening and closing ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Venues for Common Wealth Games 2010 are Jawarhal Lal Nehru stadium for Athletics, lawn bowl and weightlifting, Dhyan Chand National Stadium for hockey, Indira Gandhi Arena for Archery, Cycling, Gymanstics and Wrestling, Delhi University Sport Complex for Rugby 7s, Tyagaraj Sports Complex for Netball, Siri Fort Sports Complex for Badminton and Squash,

Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range for shooting, Talkatora Stadium for boxing, SPM Swimming Pool Complex for Aquatics, RK Khanna Tennis Complex for Tennis, Yamuna Sports Complex for Table Tennis are the main venues for this multi-sport event.

Games Village:

Delhi development Authority(DDA) has built a new, modern Games Village along the east bank of the Yamuna River at a cost of USD 230.7 million. The Games Village will be stretches over an area of 63.5 hectare (158.4 acre) and is situated near the famous Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. This Games Village has a capacity to acquaint a maximum of 8,500 athletes and officials of these 85 participating nations.

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