Friday, June 13, 2008

2010 commonwealth Games-Indian Team Set to Fly

commonwealth games training

As the 2010 Commonwealth Games event is approaching , it seems the Indian Government is taking interest in the training and preparation of athletes. Keeping this objective in mind,for improving India's competitiveness in international sports and to enhance the medals tally in major international events particularly the Commonwealth Youth Games, 2008 and Commonwealth Games, 2010 ,a scheme titled 'Preparation of Indian Team for Commonwealth Games, 2010' has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).This scheme plan has a budget outlay of Rs.678.00 crores and will remain effective for three years starting from 2008-09.

This scheme will help to institutionalize a system for preparation of elite sports persons for prestigious international competitive events, which would also include qualifying championships for major international events, to improve state of art training and better competitive opportunities to elite sports persons or medal prospects, and to develop a system of selection of sports persons based on performance monitoring in the run up to the international event.

For maximizing Indian medals' tally in the Commonwealth Games 2010 this scheme also has a provision for providing state of the art training to our sports persons both in India and abroad with adequate sports sciences back up.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Melbourne and Delhi alliance for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Delhi,which is the host of Commonwealth Games 2010 signed an agreement on tuesday for strategic alliance with the past hosts of the event – Melbourne. Melbourne is a beautifully managed city, which hosted the last edition of the Commonwealth Games meticulously in 2006.
Lord Mayor of Melbourne John So and Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit signed the Delhi-Melbourne Strategic City Alliance programme, which will focus on sharing experiences in the preparations and management of the event. Speaking on this occasion, the chief minister described the agreement as the beginning of a friendship between two prominent cities. According to a Delhi government official the two cities will also promote development of sports, exchange of sporting knowledge, business relating to sports and tourism and cultural activities.Agreement provides for the establishment of a joint working group. The group, having equal representation from both the cities, will develop an action plan for promotion of sports, economic activities, sports medicine, and tourism between the two cities.
Exchange of information and expertise for hosting the Commonwealth Games will be the prime focus for the first three years of the Delhi-Melbourne Strategic City Alliance Programme.