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2010 Commonwealth Games Arrangements


About 2010 Commonwealth Games Arrangements

Also read about Travel & Transport arrangemens for the games.

An estimated 30000 game volunteers are putting in their services for the smooth conduction of the games.

In September 2009, a private television channel revealed that the India is far from being prepared to host the games. The report was leaked before it was submitted to the Parliament. IOC President Suresh Kalmadi expressed confidence about the successfully conduction of the games. Even at the end of May 2010, India appeared to be in a potentially embarrassing situation, as construction delays have raised fears that the venues might not be ready on time.

Delhi Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit said that the Government is not going to leave any stone unturned as the games could be an attractive targets for terrorists.

In May 2010, Kalmadi assured the members of the Coordination Commission (CoCom) of the Commonwealth Games Federation that significant progress has been made in all areas towards successfully hosting the Games.

In May 2010, Children took part in a painting competition with a focus on spreading awareness about the Games.

On June 13, 2010, a motorcycle rally called Delhi 2010 Riders-Delhi to Leh Rally flagged off to promote the Games.

On July 1, 2010, Sheila Dikshit met Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and briefed him about the preparations for the games.

By July 2010, the CGF, which had earlier expressed grave concerns over Delhis preparations for the games, was much more positive about the authorities delivering the event to the world on time.

In June 2010, Kalmadi requested the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports M.S. Gill to convince the BCCI to reschedule the two Test matches to be played between India and Australia.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has expressed hope that the games will be held on schedule.

The head of Scotland's Commonwealth Games team said he is confident that it will be able to cope with all eventualities in Delhi amid increasing concerns over infrastructure and corruption.

In August 2010, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has announced that his government will provide free week-long boarding and lodging in its hotels to world record holding athletes during the Commonwealth Games.

Kalmadi, on August 17, 2010, expressing confidence that India would deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever, said the world would take note of India once the Delhi 2010 Games begins on October 3.

India as venue for the games

In May 2010, New Zealand officials have returned home giving a thumbs up for India's right to host the years Games.

Commonwealth Games Management team

Michael Fennell is the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Suresh Kalmadi is the Chairman, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) 2010.

The Ambassador Car has been chosen as the official car to ferry athletes around at the games.

In early April 2010, Mr. Kalmadi flagged off the 10th Perfect Health Parade to promote a clean, green and hygienic city for the games.

The OC CWG Delhi 2010 held its first Women Sub-committee meeting in May 2010 and said it will encourage greater participation of women in sports.

A volunteer training program was conducted at Amity.

On July 31, 2010, the working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rejected an appeal from the CGOC to give a donation of Rs.100 crore.

On August 6, 2010 the victory medals that will be presented during the games are unveiled.

Alleged financial irregularities

Read Alleged Financial Irregularities at 2010 Commonwealth Games for more information.

Ticket sales

In June 2010, Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC), launched the sale of online tickets for the Commonwealth Games. The tickets have become available from August 25, 2010.

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2010 Commonwealth Games Arrangements in News

CWG scam: Delhi court grants bail to two Kalmadi subordinates
A Delhi court today granted bail to Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's subordinates, Lalit Bhanot and M.Jayachandran.

Law should take its own course in CWG scam: Sitaram Yechury
Reacting over the bail granted to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury said since the matter is subjudice it would not be proper to comment on it, however he added that the law should take its own course.

CWG scam: Sheila Dikshit hails bail for Kalmadi
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday welcomed the grant of bail to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi by the Delhi High Court.

CWG scam: BJP plays down Kalmadi bail grant
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the bail granted to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi does not signify a 'clean chit' for him.

If found guilty, no one in CWG scam should go free, says D. Raja
Reacting to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chairperson Suresh Kalmadi getting out of jail on bail, Communist Party of India (CPI) National Secretary D. Raja on Thursday said that nobody who is guilty should go free.

BJP demands Sheila Dikshit's resignation over 2010 CWG scam
Senior leaders and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a protest in New Delhi today demanding the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over her alleged involvement in the multi-billion dollar 2010 Commonwealth Games scam.

BJP demands Dikshit's resignation over CAG's CWG report
Accusing the Congress Party of double standards, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's resignation after she was indicted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India over irregularities observed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Former hockey captain threatens to go on hunger strike over management issues
Former hockey captain Pargat Singh on Wednesday threatened to go on strike over management issues and discrepancy in the organisation heading the national hockey team.

Prime Minister's Office suggests CBI, ED probe into CWG contract
The Prime Minister's Office taking serious note of the Shunglu panel findings has suggested to the Sports Ministry a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregularities in the contracts executed by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

No special favors for Kalmadi in Tihar: Delhi Police
The former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Suresh Kalmadi, now imprisoned in Delhi's Tihar Jail, is not receiving any special treatment, police officials here said.

CWG scam: Kalmadi to be questioned by CBI today
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will today question former head of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Suresh Kalmadi, for the fourth time in connection with irregularities in the contract for the Queen's Baton Relay.

Shunglu Committee to submit three more CWG reports by Tuesday
The V K Shunglu Committee, appointed by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to probe into charges of corruption in various projects related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), will submit three more reports by March 29.

All involved in CWG scam must be quizzed: Kalmadi
Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who was quizzed by the CBI for second time today in connection with alleged financial irregularities related to the sporting event, said he wasn't solely responsible for the decisions taken in regard with the Games and that all involved must be quizzed.

CWG scam: CBI raids five Organising Committee officials
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the premises of five Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials.

Kalmadi's close aide Shekhar remanded to CBI custody for two more days
Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi's close aide Shekhar Deorukhkar, arrested in connection with the multi-crore Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, was remanded in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for two more days on Thursday.

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