Saturday, September 20, 2008

2010 Commonwealth Games preparations progressing as per schedule

2010 Commonwealth GameThe preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games are progressing as per the schedule. This was told in a press conference by Suresh Kalmadi, President of Indian Olympic Association, recently held in New Delhi. He further added that the necessary infrastructure needed for the New Delhi Games will be ready by 2009. Also before the actual Games, trial events will be held to check the venues.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi from October 3-14, 2010. This will be the largest multi-sport event conducted till date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
This is the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India, which will be the third developing country to host the event (after Jamaica in 1966 and Malaysia in 1998). This is the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998).