Commonwealth Games

Promising shot putter Om Prakash aims CWG gold

Promising shot putter Om Prakash aims CWG gold

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2010, New Delhi

Only the third Indian shot putter to breach the 20m mark, Asian champion Om Prakash Singh is now aiming for a medal in the October Commonwealth Games after putting in a lot of hard work and praying for a little bit of luck.

Army to assist CWG security from mid-September

Army to assist CWG security from mid-September

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 25, 2010, New Delhi

Over 1,000 personnel from specialised units of the Army are likely to be roped in for specific security-related duties during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Semenya heading to Commonwealth Games in India

Semenya heading to Commonwealth Games in India

Associated Press | Wednesday August 25, 2010, Johannesburg

Caster Semenya will return to major competition at the Commonwealth Games in India after she was included in South Africa's team on Wednesday.

Bindra, Narang among top shooters likely to be in CWG squad

Bindra, Narang among top shooters likely to be in CWG squad

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 25, 2010, New Delhi

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and World Championship bronze-winner Gagan Narang are expected to be among the top shooters to be picked for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in the NRAI's selection committee meeting on September 1.

CWG OC releases Rs 1.75 cr to IWF to pay fine

CWG OC releases Rs 1.75 cr to IWF to pay fine

Press Trust of India | Thursday August 26, 2010, New Delhi

After weeks of uncertainty, decks were on Thursday cleared for Indian weightlifters' participation in the Commonwealth Games with the Organising Committee releasing Rs 1.75 crore to the Indian Weightlifting Federation so that it can pay the doping fine to the international parent body.

CWG: 4th deadline missed for venues

CWG: 4th deadline missed for venues

Tanima Biswas | Friday August 27, 2010, New Delhi

August 31 was the fourth deadline set for the completion of the venues that will host Delhi's Commonwealth Games. It's not going to happen. Jaipal Reddy, who heads the Group of Ministers s...

Supreme Court slams fight over hockey

Supreme Court slams fight over hockey

Press Trust of India | Friday August 27, 2010, New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) to field the men's and women's teams in the October Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games' cycling test event on Sunday

Commonwealth Games' cycling test event on Sunday

Press Trust of India | Friday August 27, 2010, New Delhi

A 24-member Indian cyclists team will try to get a hang of the venue when the Tour De Delhi Cyclothon -- a test event for the Commonwealth Games -- gets underway here on Sunday.

Delhiites heading for vacations during Games?

Delhiites heading for vacations during Games?

Press Trust of India | Sunday August 29, 2010, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar may not be the only one opting to stay the "hell out of the country" during the Commonwealth Games. Many residents of Delhi are also planning vacations abroad...

Olympian Rathore out of CWG race

Olympian Rathore out of CWG race

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

2004 Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has crashed out of the national shooting squad for the Commonwealth Games 2010.

Vijender, Akhil in India's CWG Boxing squad

Vijender, Akhil in India's CWG Boxing squad

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh (75kg) and defending Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar (56kg) will spearhead a 10-strong Indian boxing challenge in the Delhi Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14.

Diversion of funds for SC/ST to Commonwealth Games wrong: Chidambaram

Diversion of funds for SC/ST to Commonwealth Games wrong: Chidambaram

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

The Government on Tuesday admitted in the Rajya Sabha that diversion of funds meant for the welfare of SC/STs to Commonwealth Games projects by the Delhi Government was "wrong" and efforts would be ma...

Vijender unhappy with CWG selection trials

Vijender unhappy with CWG selection trials

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

He has been picked for both the Commonwealth and the Asian Games but Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh on Tuesday said he is still unhappy with the way selection trials for the two events were conducted as some "deserving" boxers have been left out.

Biggest ever Indian track and field squad announced for CWG

Biggest ever Indian track and field squad announced for CWG

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

India named the biggest ever track and field squad in Commonwealth Games as Athletics Federation of India announced 90 athletes for the October 3-14 multi-sport event here with almost all big names making the cut.

Biased selection policy forced me to boycott trials: Rathore

Biased selection policy forced me to boycott trials: Rathore

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010, New Delhi

Athens Olympics silver-medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who is set to miss the Delhi Commonwealth Games after skipping the trials, on Tuesday said he was driven into taking the step by a "biased" selection policy and a "prejudiced and vindictive" National Rifles Association of India.