2010 Commonwealth Games
The 2010 Commonwealth Games is the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are being held in New Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010, the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.
|XIX Commonwealth Games|
|Host city||New Delhi, India|
|Motto||Come out and play|
|Nations participating||71 Commonwealth Teams|
|Events||260 events in 17 disciplines|
|Opening ceremony||3 October|
|Closing ceremony||14 October|
|Officially opened by||Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Pratibha Patil, President of India|
|Main Stadium||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
The opening ceremony took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It is also the first time the Commonwealth Games is held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
- "Commonwealth Games opening marked by yoga, rock". CBC News. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- Burke, Jason (3 October 2010). "'India has arrived': spectacular ceremony opens Commonwealth Games" – via www.theguardian.com.