2010 Commonwealth Games
About 2010 Commonwealth Games
The 2010 Commonwealth Games began in New Delhi, India on October 3, 2010. The games are the biggest games in New Delhi since the 1982 Asian Games. Shera is the mascot of the games. The 2010 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton travelled across India.The XIX Commonwealth Games will be hosted in New Delhi, the capital city of India. More than 6000 athletes from 71 Commonwealth teams are participating in the competitions. The events will begin from October 3 and the closing ceremony will be held on October 14, 2010. Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil have officially opened the games.
In a survey conducted by the ASSOCHAM, 72 per cent of those surveyed prefered Rahul Gandhi to the brand ambassador for the 2010 Commonwealth games in New Delhi. The survey was conducted among 10,000 students in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Dehradun, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Rahul Gandhi is followed by Sachin Tendulkar (64%), Aamir Khan (56%) and AR Rahman (42%).
Commonwealth Games arrangements
Read 2010 Commonwealth Games Arrangements for arrangements and preparations for the games and about the Games Management team.
Read Security arrangements at 2010 Commonwealth Games for more information.
Sporting Venues (Competition Venues)
- Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex
- Thyagaraj Sports Complex
- Indira Gandhi Sports Complex
- Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Stadium
- Talkatora Indoor Stadium
- Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
- Siri Fort Sports Complex
- Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range
- R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex
- Yamuna Sports Complex
- Delhi University
There are 17 disciplines planned for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
- Aquatics: Diving, Swimming, Synchronized swimming
- Cycling: Cycling (road), Cycling (track)
- Gymnastics: Artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics
- Lawn bowls
- Rugby sevens
- Table tennis
2010 Commonwealth Games Medal Table
There are currently 72 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. As Fiji is suspended from the Commonwealth, it has been banned from participating in the Games. Rwanda may field a team for the games since becoming a Commonwealth member in 2009.
|21||Trinidad and Tobago||0||2||2||4|
|25||Papua New Guinea||0||1||0||1|
|25||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0||1||0||1|
|28||Isle of Man||0||0||2||2|
|-||Antigua and Barbuda||0||0||0||0|
|-||British Virgin Islands||0||0||0||0|
|-||Saint Kitts and Nevis||0||0||0||0|
|-||Turks and Caicos Islands||0||0||0||0|
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