Thursday, April 15, 2010

Commonwealth Game 2010 in India

About Common Wealth Game

A common wealth game is held after every four years in which every member of common wealth nations participates. This year the 19th edition of Commonwealth Games 2010 is scheduled to be held in New Delhi the capital city of India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. This is the best time to travel to Delhi, which has average daytime temperatures of near about 22°C.

The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to 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 in Delhi. It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

You can visit many of Delhi’s numerous heritage sites and monuments, sample world class cuisine and entertainment at the city’s numerous hotels and restaurants, shop till you drop at the various malls and shopping outlets the city provides, and experience all that this vibrant, exciting city has to offer.

General Information of Delhi:

Area: 1,483 sq .km
Altitude : 239 m above sea level
Population – Over 15 Million.
Language - Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi.
Climate : Extreme Hot in Summer and Cold in Winter
Best time to Visit : October to March

The Key Partners of the Common Wealth Game's are:

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF);
Indian Olympics Association (IOA);
Organising Committee (OC);
Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD);
Government of India (GoI).


The 17 sports to feature in the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi will be held at six venue clusters and five stand alone venues in Delhi. Ceremonies, Athletics, Lawn Bowls and Weightlifting will be held at Cluster I: Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex; Cycling, Gymnastics and Wrestling at Cluster II: Indira Gandhi Sports Complex; Archery (Qualification Rounds) and Table Tennis at Cluster III: Yamuna Sports Complex; Badminton and Squash at Cluster IV: Siri Fort Sports Complex; Hockey and Archery Finals (India Gate) at Cluster V: MDC National Stadium Complex; and Swimming and Boxing at Cluster VI: Talkatora Garden Complex.

Twenty-six new training venues are being constructed for the Delhi 2010 for different sports. Work has been initiated on all the training venues and is progressing satisfactorily. Apart from this, 16 training venues are being upgraded and will be ready on schedule.

The upcoming article will be speaking more about travel/tourism in India. Keep Coming for more in rental zone.....!!!!