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CWG GAMES COUNTDOWN BEGINS. XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. November 2003: Delhi wins bid to host Games February 2005: Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi responsible for conduct and delivery of Games. Largest Ever Participation.

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XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi

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Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi

  • November 2003: Delhi wins bid to host Games

  • February 2005: Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi responsible for conduct and delivery of Games

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Largest Ever Participation

7,000 Athletes & Team Officials

1,500 Technical officials

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Important Dates

  • 16 September - Arrival of advanced teams from CGA

  • 23rd September -Teams check in at Village

  • 23rd September - Opening of Main Press Centre

  • 3rdOctober - Opening ceremony

  • 14thOctober - Closing ceremony

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Special Features in Commonwealth Games

Green Games

Longest Queen’s Baton Relay

High Definition telecast

Largest media participation

State of the art technology across operations

Aerostat at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

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Queen’s Baton Relay

  • Longest Queen’s Baton Relay

  • Covering 190,000 kms

  • 71 Commonwealth Nations

  • 100 days in India

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Green Games

  • 3.5 million trees planted in Delhi

  • Energy saving fixtures and CFLs used at venues

  • Paper recycling

  • Water Conservation at all venues

  • Thaygaraj Stadium –A model green stadium

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Competition Venues

18 test events conducted successfully to test venue and management systems for the Games

XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

  • Opening /Closing ceremonies

  • Seating capacity:60,000

  • Athletics

  • Weightlifting

  • Lawn Bowls

  • PTFE membrane roof

  • Earthquake resistant building

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Talkatora Indoor Stadium


Venue for Commonwealth Boxing Championship in March 2010

Commonwealth Boxing Championship Test Event

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Indira Gandhi Sports Complex

Cycling, Gymnastics and Wrestling

  • Two New Stadia constructed for Cycling and Wrestling

  • Original Stadium for Gymnastics renovated

  • Permanent timber cycling track

  • Thermal insulation on roof

Gymnastics test event (Federation Cup) held in August 2010

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Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium


  • Historic venue-built in 1933

  • Venue for Men’s Hockey World Cup in

  • Feb/March 2010

  • Brand new synthetic hockey turfs

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Thyagaraj Sports Complex


  • Green Building Concept :

  • Rain water harvesting

  • Effluent Treatment Plant

  • Grid Interactive One Megawatt Solar energy

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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatic Complex

  • World’s first pool based on Cohestrands technology from France

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Non Competition Venues

XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi

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Games Village

  • Residential Zone

    • 14 blocks, 34 towers,

    • 1,168 air-conditioned flats

  • International Zone

  • Training areas

  • Gymnasium

  • Fitness centre

  • Discotheque

  • 20 electric buses for shuttle service

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Games Village: Ensuring a comfortable stay for athletes

8,000 beds including 250 for Para-Sport athletes

Well appointed Air Conditioned 2 to 5 bedroom apartments.

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Games Village - Catering

  • Kitchen to serve 36,000 meals per day

  • International norms of hygiene

  • Regular food safety and food audit tests

  • All items to carry Nutrition & Allergic Foods information

  • International nutrition standards to meet special requirements

  • Menu from all six regions of the Commonwealth

  • Packed meals for athletes from Village

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Press Operations

  • Main Press Center at Pragati Maidan Hall 12-12A

  • Venue Media Centers in each stadia

  • State of the Art facilities

  • New Initiatives

  • - CATV in High-definition

  • - Live telecast from stadia

  • 600 workstations

  • Games News Service

  • Press Conference Halls

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  • Host Broadcaster-Doordarshan

  • Largest live television coverage for any Commonwealth Games – including US and Canada

  • Extensive coverage through

    • Network 10 and FoxTel in Australia

    • TVNZ in New Zealand

    • BBC in United Kingdom

    • SABC in South Africa

    • BON in Nigeria

    • Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) for key Asian Commonwealth Countries

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  • Delhi Police ensuring safe Games

  • Security arrangements:

  • Athlete security (Airport, Village etc)

  • Venue security (Competition and Non Competition)

  • In – transit security

  • Emergency Management

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  • Transport at three levels-T1 & T2 cars,T3&T4 buses

  • Special buses with GPRS for:

    • Athletes

    • Delegates

    • Media

  • All buses with special access and seating

  • Specially marked lanes on key roads for speedy movement

  • Metro services across the city

  • Airport Express Line

  • Park and Ride facility

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Doping Control

State-of-the-art Doping Control Stations at all competition venues

Dope Centre at Games Village

Command Centre at Games Headquarters

World class National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) at Delhi

Athlete anti-doping Outreach programme at the Village by OC and WADA

CGF approved test distribution plan

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Medical Facilities

  • State of art medical facilities at Games

    Village Polyclinic, and at all venues

  • Networked with dedicated tertiary care


  • Manned by trained doctors and paramedics

  • Super specialty centre for management of

    sports injuries

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Ticketing Website

  • Comprehensive information on events, schedule, seat maps and prices

  • Buy tickets through debit/credit card and net banking

To book tickets online log on to

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Shera on track !!!