Thursday, August 21, 2008

Delhi University preparing for 2010 Commonwealth Games

As Delhi University is selected as the venue for Aquatics and Rugby events for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the University has big plans to set up an advanced Aquatics complex and a coaching centre to groom the budding talents for the mega event.

According to the plans the complex will have four pools -- swimming pool, synchronized swimming pool, warm-up pool and diving pool, each equipped with a filtration plant and heating system. The diving pool will have lift for diving tower.

These pools will be developed, keeping in mind the world level standards and would have world class facilities. Various technical organizations have been consulted to effectively implement the plans. The department of Physical Education and Sports, Delhi University has been given the work of proper supervision and implementations. In addition to this, National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior has also been contacted for providing their expertise in construction of the swimming facilities.

The Delhi University Administration has proposed and earmarked 20 acres of land for the construction of various pools, and got approval from the organizing committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The Aquatic Complex proposed would also have fitness centers, store rooms, a dope sample collection centre and medical centers

The existing pavilion building is also planned for renovation for Rugby

The Delhi University does not want to lag behind in the terms of preparing its students for the games .For this purpose, the University administration has requested Sports Authority of India to start an in-house coaching centre on the campus, where training on every type of games will be provided.