Thursday, April 24, 2008

Preparatory Activities: Wow Complete rejunivation

The central government has sanctioned a budget of Rs 5,200 crore for the complete infrastructural development that will be released on phase wise within a span of four years as the preparatory activities progress under a long-term development plans.
With the existing infrastructure of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Sports Authority of India, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), New Delhi Metro Corporation (NDMC) and Delhi University (DU) the Government of Delhi will undertake major renovation and upgradation work along with constructing a number of coaching venues, training sites, sports complexes, hotels and other required need in terms of transport and travel.
The government has also assured Commonwealth Games Federation that all construction work related to games would be completed by 2009. Hence the administration has speeded up its work assigning plans to different firms.
The purposed Commonwealth Games village is something that is set to be built on the Yamuna riverbed and the contract had been given to a Dubai based real estate firm Emaar-MGF. As per the plan there will be three residential blocks with a capacity of about 8,500 athletes and delegates in around 4,000 rooms. The entire plan is scheduled to be finished on December 2009.
The Jal Board(DJB) would also carry out a water cleansing plan of the river that accounts cost of Rs 1000 crore.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has also identified several sites for building hotels to facilitate accommodation in the city.
The Public Works Department is also assigned to build a modern sporting complex with number of outdoor greens for Lawn Bowls, tennis courts, multipurpose air-conditioned indoor stadium for wrestling, badminton, net ball along with training venue.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the 2012 London Olympic Organizing committee for mutual cooperation as both cities are going to organize two mega sporting events.

New Delhi games village plan

new delhi games village map

New Delhi Games Village is something completely new that is happening in New Delhi or even in India
A 47.3 hectare (118 acre) picturesque site has been selected on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. To be created at a cost of USD 40 million, the Games Village has been underwritten by the government. There will be no cost to the Organizing Committee. Within its immediate vicinity are heritage monuments and historical landmarks. Combined with the dense green natural cover on the sides, it will be a relaxing and soothing environment for the athletes and officials. Athletes and Officials from all sports will stay at this one village. This facility will provide ultimate world class facility to the athlete. The development is in full swing. Setting out a time table, government said the work on sports venues was proposed to be completed by December 2009, which is a kind of risk if you compare it with the dates when the games are supposed to start, the Games Village by August 2010 and civic infrastructure in phases by September 2010.
The government is on the look out for many other venues in and around New Delhi to hold many different events. The planning are all complete and it's just the implementation that is taking place.
The estimated expenditure for holding the games would be around Rs.37.50 billion ($805.81 million). This will be given to the Indian Olympic Association Organizing Committee on a "revenue-neutral" basis.

New Upgraded Facilities

The capital of India , New Delhi will have five new stadiums and a Games Village for the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held in October.
One indoor stadium each will be constructed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for weightlifting, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex for wrestling, Siri Fort for badminton and squash and Yamuna Complex for table tennis.

Developing new Infrastructure for Commonwealth Games

The upcoming event of this sort schedules to be held in the year October,2010 in New Delhi. Capital Delhi with its ancient, medieval and modern flavor will be in the center of the world’s attraction as the city is going to stage some of the exciting game of events in the Commonwealth Games from October 03 to Oct14, 2010. This will be the third biggest event hosted in Delhi after the 1951 and 1982 Asian Games.
For the same purpose and making the event a great history ,Government pumping in money for Commonwealth Games 2010
The government of Delhi and Government of India both ,is pumping in a lot of money for developing infrastructure and basic amenities for the proper functioning of the event.
A lot of resources is being spent over roads,power,parking and other related facilities.
New Delhi is a business and political hub for India. This is what it is famous for, in and outside India. New Delhi has to prove and present itself as a city which is a sports hub too apart from being just what it is originally known as.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2010 Commonwealth Games - Competition Venues

commonwealth games delhi logo

1. Aquatics - Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool

Complex is spread over 12.13 acres with the built-up area occupying 3.7 acres
3 Pools of FINA Standards - Warm-up, Main Competition, Diving Pools
All pools are temperature controlled with digital temperature display system
Warm-Up pool : 50 m (L) X 12.5 m (W) X 2 m (depth); Lane for Handicapped athletes; Entry for physically challenged.
Diving Pool: 25 m(L) X 25 m (W) X 5 m (Depth); Duaflex Diving Board. A lift for athletes to go up.
underwater observation windows

2. Athletics - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

One of the biggest stadia in the entire region
Spread over 100 acres, including 23 acres green cover
Has been the venue for several international sporting events
4 flood-lit towers providing 1,500 lux illumination - 1,200 lux of vertical illumination.
Warm Up area: 4-lane 400 meter synthetic track.

3. Badminton - DDA Siri Fort Sports Complex

Main Play Area: 4 Badminton Courts
Warm-Up Area : 4 Badminton Courts
other facilities: Equipment Area, Medical/Doping/Physiotherapy, Athletes Lounge, Commonwealth Family Area, Sponsor's Area, Parking for 500 vehicles

4. Boxing - Yamuna Sports Complex (NEW)

Main Stadium will be divisible in 2 halves by a retractable sound-proof and fire-proof curtain.
2 Main Rings
Electronic Displays
5. Cycling - Yamuna Cycling Velodrome - Indira Gandhi Sports Complex

Cycling Track as per international Standards - with elevation and length as per requiements.
Mobile P.A System
Photo-finish camera

6.Gymnastics - Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium

Stadium can be divided into 2 equal halves by a retractable sound-proof, fire-proof synthetics wall
Enables conduct of 2 sports competitions simultaneously
Each half has the following: 6 change rooms, 4 V.I.P areas, Media Room, Medical Room
Lighting for the Arena is provided with metal-halide lamps with the lighting of 1,600 lux-lumens
Wooden playing arena 4680 sq mts
Centrally air-conditioned Indoor Stadium

7.Hockey (Men) - Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium

Synthetics Surface
Electronic Scoreboard
100-seated air-conditioned Conference Room
V.I.P. lounge
Commonwealth Family Lounge
Change Rooms

8.Hockey (Women) - Shivaji Stadium

Synthetics surface
Electronic Scorebaord
100-seated air-conditioned Conference Room
V.I.P. lounge
Commonwealth family lounge

9.Lawn Bowls - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (New)

Four Play areas
Spectators Gallery on one side
Catering/Restaurant Area & Facilities

10.Netball - Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium

Stadium can be divided into 2 equal halves by a retractable sound-proof, fire-proof synthetics wall
Enables conduct of two sports competitions simultaneoulsy
Each Half has the following: 6 change rooms, 4 V.I.P areas, Media Room, Medical Room
Lighting for the Arena is provided with metal-halide lamps with the lighting of 1,600 lux-lumens
Wooden playing arena 4680 sq mts
Centrally air-conditioned Indoor Stadium

11.Rugby - 7's Yamuna Sports Complex

Playing Area : 150 m X 70 m

12.Shooting - Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range

10 meters Range, 25 Meters range, 50 meters range, 3 Trap Ranges, 3 Skeet Ranges
Scoring equipment imported from Speith of Germany and Sius Ascor of Switzerland
Storage Room for storage of Arms and ammunition

13.Squash - DDA Siri Fort Sports Complex

14.Table Tennis - Talkatora Indoor Stadium

15.Weightlifting - Siri Fort Auditorium

16.Wrestling - Yamuna Sports Complex

Main Stadium will be divisible in 2 halves by a retractable sound-proof and fire-proof curtain.
2 Main Rings
Electronic Displays

BCCI to help atheletes for Commonwealth Games preparations

The Indian Cricket Board have great plans for CommonWealth Games , they have proposed to help sportspersons in five disciplines for the preparation of 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and a fund of Indian Rupees ,around 50 crores has been allotted for this venture with the Union Government.
BCCI has also come forward to finance the training and participation of tennis player Karan Rastogi, squash player Aditya Jagtap and shuttler Anand Pawar as part of its policy to help talented sportspersons in other disciplines.
BCCI is giving Rastogi Rs 40 lakh, Jagtap Rs 26 lakh and Pawar Rs 14 lakh

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Traditions of the Opening Ceremony

In the starting a parade was carried out,which is commonly known as relay.From 1930 until 1950,a single flagbearer carrying the Union Flag,led the parade of Nations.

Actually until then the Great Britian was the most powerful nation of the Union and the flag was the symbol of its leading role

Since 1958, there has been a relay of athletes carrying a baton from Buckingham Palace to the Opening Ceremony.This baton has within it the Queen's Message of Greeting to the athletes. The baton's final bearer is usually a famous sporting personage of the host nation.

All other nations march in English alphabetical order, except that the first nation marching in the Parade of Athletes is the host nation of the previous games, and the host nation of the current games marches last.

Three national flags fly from the stadium on the poles that are used for medal ceremonies: Previous host nation, Current host nation, Next host nation.

Which games are included?

Almost every Sports which are played in Olympic games are included in Commonwealth Games .Also as the name suggest there are also games ,such as lawn bowls ,netball,rugby sevens ,which are mainly played in the Commonwealth Nations.

When did this CommonWealth Games started?

In the starting of 1930 an event was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,then known as the British Empire Games.This was the first event of its kind.In this way these types of events started ,there names has been changed over time but spirit remained the same .After the Hamilton ,Ontario multigames event , In 1954 its names was changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Again in 1970 the named as British Commonwealth Games

Finally it was changed to its current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1974.

From then no changes has been done............. Thank God!How many changes !!!!!

CommonWealth Games : A Historical Overview

The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport games event in which many nations , say CommonWealth Nations take part. It is held every four years,and the elite and well trained athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations try everything for the name and fame of their country. Around 4500 to 5000 atheletes take part in the event. The organisation responsible for the control and direction of the Commonwealth Games is known as The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)