Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Enthusiastic preparation for Commonwealth Youth Games

commonwealth youth games logoThe preparation is on full swing for the Commonwealth Youth Games which has to begin from 12 October 2008 in Pune, Maharashtra. This is the third Commonwealth Youth Games.

The Youth Baton Relay ceremony will be done in New Delhi and will be flagged off from the North Campus of the Delhi University on 1st of August 2008 and will reach Pune on the inaugural of day of the event on 12th of October. In this duration the Youth baton will tour 9 states and 199 cities. The relay will cover a very long distance of around 8000 kilometers and will be carried by 6000 selected sports person. The baton will be escorted from Delhi to Pune by a team consisting of 80 crew members and 26 vehicles.

A total number of 1300 athletes aged below 18 years from all the 71 Commonwealth nations will participate in 9 disciplines at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City, Balewadi, in Pune.There would be 350 officials for the proper functioning of the event. The event will conclude on 18th of October.

After hosting successfully the Commonwealth Youth Games will help hosting a successful Commonwealth Games in 2010 and this will increase country’s chances to bid for the Olympics Games.