2010 Commonwealth Games

multi-sport event in Delhi, India

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 cityNew Delhi, India
MottoCome out and play
Nations participating71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating6081
Events260 events in 17 disciplines
Opening ceremony3 October
Closing ceremony14 October
Officially opened byPrince Charles, Prince of Wales and Pratibha Patil, President of India
Main StadiumJawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The opening ceremony took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.[1] 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).

While allegations of delays and corruption were a cause of concern before the start of the games, the games generally ran smoothly and the opening ceremony was described as "spectacular".[2]

Host selection change

Delhi was selected to host the Commonwealth Games, beating the bid from Hamilton on November 14 2003 at the Commonwealth Games Foundation General Assembly. [3] This was India's third bid, bidding unsuccessfully in 1990 and 1994.[4]

References change

  1. "Commonwealth Games opening marked by yoga, rock". CBC News. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  2. Burke, Jason (3 October 2010). "'India has arrived': spectacular ceremony opens Commonwealth Games" – via www.theguardian.com.
  3. "India to host 2010 C'wealth Games". The Hindu. 2003-11-15. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  4. "New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2021-01-22.