Commonwealth Games

Six Indian wrestlers' dope flunk confirmed

Six Indian wrestlers' dope flunk confirmed

Press Trust of India | Monday September 06, 2010, New Delhi

The six dope tainted wrestlers who last week had caused a major embarrassment to the country less than a month ahead of the Commonwealth Games also failed their 'B' sample tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency.

Aus swimmers allowed to abandon CWG if felt unsafe: Report

Aus swimmers allowed to abandon CWG if felt unsafe: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday September 06, 2010, Melbourne

Australian swimmers have been given permission to abandon the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi if they are worried about their safety, a report said.

We want medals but with honour: Gill

We want medals but with honour: Gill

NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

Sports Minister MS Gill slammed dope flunked athletes who have caused a major embarrassment to the country barely a month before the Commonwealth Games saying that India do not want dope tainted medals.

Students participating in CWG function served stale food

Students participating in CWG function served stale food

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, Ghaziabad

Students from eight schools in Ghaziabad, participating in the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, were served stale food during a practice session in the national capital.

No leniency for those who fail the dope test: Malhotra

No leniency for those who fail the dope test: Malhotra

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

Indian Olympic Association vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra today said the Sports Ministry should immediately initiate a high-level inquiry to find out the culprits who are responsible for sports persons failing dope tests.

Ayurvedic industry suffers setback due to CWG

Ayurvedic industry suffers setback due to CWG

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

The adverse publicity of the Commonwealth Games has badly affected the Ayurvedic and Medical Tourism industry, which was expected to be the largest beneficiary of the event, said the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Saina eyes gold, India best-ever medal haul in CWG

Saina eyes gold, India best-ever medal haul in CWG

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

Saina Nehwal will hog the limelight in her quest for a gold that Indian women shuttlers have never won as home conditions and current form of players combine to make badminton one of the brightest medal prospects for the country in the Commonwealth Games this year.

NSFs should start doping awareness programme: Gill

NSFs should start doping awareness programme: Gill

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

Against the backdrop of a series of positive dope tests, Sports Minister M S Gill today said the national federations should introduce educational programmes to make the sports persons aware of the doping menace.

COCA-COLA launches Visual Identity System to woo people to CWG

COCA-COLA launches Visual Identity System to woo people to CWG

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

Coca-Cola India, the official beverage partner of the Commonwealth Games, today launched its new Visual Identity System (VIS) and logo for the October 3-14 Delhi extravaganza.

Gill doubles cash awards for CWG and Asian Games

Gill doubles cash awards for CWG and Asian Games

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2010, New Delhi

The Sports Ministry on Tuesday doubled the cash awards for gold medal winners to Rs 20 lakhs for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to encourage sportspersons to come up with an improved performance in the upcoming mega-events.

Indian ruggers ready to face world's best

Indian ruggers ready to face world's best

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 08, 2010, New Delhi

Ranked near the bottom among rugby's seven playing nations, the Indian team are rank outsiders at a top class field in the Commonwealth Games here but the home squad is gearing up to prove that they can compete at the highest level.

Dengue scare: Armymen to sanitise areas near Games Village

Dengue scare: Armymen to sanitise areas near Games Village

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 08, 2010, New Delhi

Amid concerns over the dengue outbreak in the capital ahead of Commonwealth Games, civic authorities have sought the help of army engineering personnel to prevent mosquito breeding near the athletes' village.

'B' samples of two swimmers, two athletes test positive

'B' samples of two swimmers, two athletes test positive

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 08, 2010, New Delhi

The 'B' samples of four athletes, including two Commonwealth Games-bound swimmers and a shot putter, today returned positive for banned substance piling on the embarrassment to the country less than a month ahead of the Games here.

Oz defence officials seek Indian Army's assurance on CWG

Oz defence officials seek Indian Army's assurance on CWG

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 09, 2010, Melbourne

Australia's defence officials have sought assurances from the Indian Army about the security of of Australian athletes during the Delhi Commonwealth Games next month.

Dengue can't stop CWG from going ahead: Oz High Commissioner

Dengue can't stop CWG from going ahead: Oz High Commissioner

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 09, 2010, New Delhi

The dengue outbreak in Delhi notwithstanding, Australia's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese has said that his country would be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Commonwealth Games next month.