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2010 Commonwealth Games Security arrangements

About 2010 Commonwealth Games Security Arrangements

In March 09, the Indian Government has sanctioned Rs. 80 crores more to ensure foolproof security in the wake of 2009 Terror attacks on Sri Lankan Cricket Team at Lahore. In March 09, media reported that an Australian official saying that the games to be held in New Delhi will be suspended if a security review to be conducted one month before the games deems it unsafe.

Intelligence agencies also suspect that terrorists might be planning to target the games infrastructure, participants and organisers ahead of the Games. In May 2010, Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram reviewed security arrangements for the games in consultation with Delhi police and other security forces.

Security is being beefed up in Agra in anticipation of an increased inflow of foreign tourists during the games.

On August 30, 2010, the Delhi Police Commissioner Yudhbir Singh Dadwal said the police is fully prepared and positioned for the games.

Tripura Police has been given special training for Commonwealth Games security.

2010 Commonwealth Games Security arrangements in News

Delhi CWG venues being guarded by Naga women police
The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010. ANI

US, UK, Oz intelligence sent teams to foil attacks on Delhi CWG
The United States, Britain and Australia had reportedly sent intelligence teams to India last year to help stop Pakistan-based groups from launching a terrorist attack on the ongoing Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Unprecedented security in Delhi ahead of CWG opening ceremony
With hours to go before the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, the authorities have stepped up security and ordered all major shops, markets and commercial establishments to remain closed on Sunday. ANI

CIA chief meets Chidambaram, shares information
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here today and discussed the security threats in the region. The discussions also covered Commonwealth Games security matters. ANI

New Zealand team satisfied with Commonwealth Games venue, security
Vice-captain of New Zealands netball team Temepara George expressed her satisfaction with the venue and security arrangements at the Commonwealth Games Village here on Saturday. ANI

Australians amazed by CWG security, sports facilities
On the eve of the Commonwealth Games praise for the security arrangments and sports facilties are coming from the most unexpected quarters. ANI

Large-scale terror attack on Delhi CWG 'unlikely': Oz think tank
Indian security forces will probably prevent a large-scale terror attack on the Delhi Commonwealth Games, but small attacks are highly possible, a Sydney-based think tank has said. ANI

No 100 percent guarantee of security at CWG: Britain
Britain, which has sent its largest ever oversees contingent of athletes to take part in New Delhi commonwealth Games, has expressed satisfaction over the facilities at the Games Village, which had been drawing criticism from number of participating nations. ANI

'My safety comes first before CWG medal,' says UK triple jump champ Idowu
Defending triple jump champion Phillips Idowu has rubbished reports that he never intended to travel to New Delhi to participate in the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Top athlete withdrawals from Delhi CWG will devalue medals: Archery Australia chief
The withdrawal of champion athletes from the Delhi Commonwealth Games due to fears about health and security may have boosted Australian medal prospects, but is also promising to devalue the medals won, Archery Australia Chief Executive Jim Larven has said. ANI

CWG athletes advised to stay within security bubble of Games venues
Though chaotic last-minute construction and cleaning has been brought under control at venues slotted for the XIXth Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi from October 3 to 14, security remains a crucial issue. ANI

Pak plays down 'concerns' over Delhi CWG, says pre-event security check 'normal'
The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has expressed concerns over the chaotic preparations and security concerns for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in India, but has added that plans to send out a security official ahead of time were normal. ANI

New Zealand describes CWG security as tightest ever, but Aussies differ
New Zealand Commonwealth Games officials are happy but the Australians are not when it comes to security systems being in place for the 2010 Delhi Games. ANI

Now, Kiwi cyclist Henderson pulls out of Delhi CWG citing 'family fears'
New Zealand road cyclist Greg Henderson has pulled out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, citing health and security fears. ANI

Oz discus champ withdraws from Delhi CWG citing health, safety fears
Citing concerns over health and security in Delhi, Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels has withdrawn from the countrys Commonwealth Games team. ANI

Now, Pakistan sending inspection team to Delhi over CWG security fears
In the wake of security concerns over the Commonwealth Games being organised in New Delhi, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Arif Hasan has announced that a senior police official would go to the Indian capital on September 26 for an inspection visit. ANI

Security arrangements for CWG are foolproof: Dadwal
Delhi Police Commissioner, Y. S Dadwal in a high-level meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday assured that the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi are foolproof. ANI

Home Ministry denies sending internal mail to PMO on CWG security
The Union Home Ministry on Thursday denied sending an internal mail to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) that said it would not take responsibility if any untoward incident takes place in the Commonwealth Games Village or other games venues because these venues had not been handed over to security agencies on time. ANI

Chidambaram reviews Commonwealth Games security
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday reviewed the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games. ANI

Unhappy Chidambaram warns over delay in handing over of CWG venues
Expressing disappointment over the delay in the handing over of the Games Village for the XIXth Commonwealth Games to security agencies, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has informed the Prime Ministers Office in an internal mail that the Home Ministry will not take responsibility for any untoward incident during the event, according to sources. ANI

Oz cricketers told they are free to quit India tour over security fears
Australian cricketers have been told that any one of them is free leave the tour of India if they have security-related fears. ANI

Rudd warns about terror attacks during Delhi CWG
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a high terror threat in India during the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Australia sending elite police squad to boost its athletes' security at CWG
Concerned about security arrangements for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australia is rushing its elite police squadron to safeguard its players and officials. ANI

Australian Government issues travel warning over Delhi CWG building standards
The Australian Government has warned its citizens about the dangers of buildings in Delhi, after collapse of a bridge near Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium, the main venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister
Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide whether to participate in the Games or not. ANI

Some Oz athletes still feel it's safe to attend Delhi CWG
Some of Australias Commonwealth Games athletes have said that they still fee it is safe to attend next months XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, despite security and terror threats. ANI

Unprecedented security would ensure safe Delhi CWG: Hooper
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive, Mike Hooper, insists that unprecedented security would ensure a safe Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Independent Kiwi security report finds no fresh Delhi CWG concerns
The second report from an independent security firm engaged by Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) has raised no fresh concerns ahead of next months Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Commonwealth diplomats briefed on Games, assured of security
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Wednesday briefed heads of missions of Commonwealth countries on different aspects of the Games and assured them that all steps are being taken to ensure the security of visiting dignitaries and athletes. ANI

CWG organisers dismiss Oz warnings of terror threats
Organisers of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which kicks off in New Delhi on October 3, have dismissed the Australian Governments warning of terror risks during the sporting event. ANI

CAS clears Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon to participate in Delhi CWG
Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after being suspended for using a wrongly labelled asthma inhaler. ANI

Move to engage 'own security advice' for Delhi CWG 'defies logic': NZOC
The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has said that the decision of Netball New Zealand (NNZ), Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to engage their own security advice ahead of next months Delhi Commonwealth Games defies logic. ANI

Oz men's hockey coach fears worst in Delhi Commonwealth Games
Australia mens hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has voiced his concerns about the teams chances at next months Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Champion Kiwi athlete, Willis, happy with Delhi CWG security arrangements
New Zealand middle distance runner Nick Willis has said that he is comfortable with the security arrangements for next months Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Delhi Commonwealth Games bound Kiwi teams hiring own security consultants
Netball New Zealand (NNZ), Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) have hired independent security consultants ahead of next months Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

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