Commonwealth Games

Australian athlete Steffensen decides to boycott Delhi Games

Australian athlete Steffensen decides to boycott Delhi Games

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

Miffed with Athletics Australia's "egotism and outdated approach", a frustrated John Steffensen has decided to boycott next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Vijender and Co. promise medal rush at Commonwealth Games

Vijender and Co. promise medal rush at Commonwealth Games

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

Their punches have had such a resonance in the past two years that expectations are bound to be sky-high when Indian boxers, led by the effervescent Vijender Singh and the experienced Akhil Kumar, step into the ring aiming for at least half-a-dozen medals at the Commonwealth Games this October.

Kalmadi downplays dengue fears in Delhi Games

Kalmadi downplays dengue fears in Delhi Games

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

Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi today downplayed the health risk posed by the outbreak of Dengue in Delhi just a few weeks before the event, saying it would not affect international participation in the multi-sport extravaganza.

Chanu pleads innocence, accuses IWF of keeping her in dark

Chanu pleads innocence, accuses IWF of keeping her in dark

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

Facing a life ban after failing a second dope test, weightlifter Sanamacha Chanu on Thursday accused the Indian Weightlifting Federation of keeping her in dark about the banned substance methylhexaneamine, which she said she cannot even spell properly.

Viswanathan Anand backs CWG-bound Indian athletes

Viswanathan Anand backs CWG-bound Indian athletes

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

World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is more concerned about how many medals India would win in the Commonwealth Games than the controversies in the run-up to the mega-event, scheduled to kick off here on October 3.

Concerned Kalmadi wants name to be cleared

Concerned Kalmadi wants name to be cleared

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

Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who has been facing allegations of financial mismanagement in the run-up to the Delhi event, on Thursday said he was "concerned" about his image as a sport administrator.

CWG preparations satisfactory: Gill

CWG preparations satisfactory: Gill

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

Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday assured that all the venues for next month's Commonwealth Games would be ready soon to welcome the sports persons from 71 countries and territories.

Security, dengue worry Commonwealth Games participants

Security, dengue worry Commonwealth Games participants

NDTV Correspondent | Thursday September 09, 2010, New Delhi

Many participating countries are concerned about the security at the Commonwealth Games. Rising cases of dengue in the capital and reports of incomplete venues have added to their worries. Internation...

England to send 371-strong contingent to CWG

England to send 371-strong contingent to CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, London

Fear of a dengue epidemic in the Indian capital notwithstanding, England said that they would be sending a 371-strong contingent of athletes to next month's Commonwealth Games.

Government responsible for Games mess: V K Malhotra

Government responsible for Games mess: V K Malhotra

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, New Delhi

General Association of National Sports Federations chief V K Malhotra on Friday criticised Sports Minister M S Gill for blaming national federations for the delay in completion of Commonwealth Games venues, saying it is the government which is responsible for the "mess and chaos".

Delay in getting new cycles helping Indian riders: Coaches

Delay in getting new cycles helping Indian riders: Coaches

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, New Delhi

The delay in procuring new cycles could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Indian riders as their coaches feel training on old cycles has worked to their advantage ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games.

Shooters aim for bagful of medals in Commonwealth Games

Shooters aim for bagful of medals in Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, New Delhi

There is little doubt that shooting is India's best bet for medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games but coach Sunny Thomas has his fingers crossed.

Delhi's handicraft street gets ready for Games village

Delhi's handicraft street gets ready for Games village

Indo-Asian News Service | Friday September 10, 2010, New Delhi

Discounts, new stocks, eye-catching displays...state emporia selling exotic and colourful products from around India are set to make Commonwealth Games (CWG) visitors shop till they drop.

Mumbai welcomes Queen's Baton Relay

Mumbai welcomes Queen's Baton Relay

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, Mumbai

The Queen's Baton Relay for next month's Commonwealth Games arrived at the Naval Dockyard on Friday amid much fanfare.

Floral 'Shera', 'green'  boards to welcome visitors during Games

Floral 'Shera', 'green' boards to welcome visitors during Games

Press Trust of India | Friday September 10, 2010, New Delhi

'Shera' or the Commonwealth Games mascot made of multi-coloured leaves and flowers and 'green' boards bearing symbols of sports disciplines will welcome the visitors during the mega event here next month.