Commonwealth Games

CWG'10 to be biggest ever in terms of participation

CWG'10 to be biggest ever in terms of participation

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

Around 7000 athletes and officials including close to 600 Indians would take part in next month's Commonwealth Games here, making it the biggest in the history of the quadrennial sporting extravaganza in terms of participation.

Doctors to pay for providing services to Commonwealth Games

Doctors to pay for providing services to Commonwealth Games

NDTV Correspondent | Sunday September 12, 2010, New Delhi

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) will be one of the most expensive ever, but while the organisers are under the scanner for allegations of massive overspends, it seems that volunteers may actually end up shelling out money to work for free.

Embattled swimmers hope to make a mark at CWG

Embattled swimmers hope to make a mark at CWG

Press Trust of India | Sunday September 12, 2010, New Delhi

It is a discipline which has never fetched India any medal in the Commonwealth Games and the swimmers are not exactly expected to create a splash even this time around with a dope slur and concerns about the venue's preparedness adding to their woes ahead of the event.

Gill misleading nation on CWG prize money: Malhotra

Gill misleading nation on CWG prize money: Malhotra

Press Trust of India | Sunday September 12, 2010, New Delhi

President of General Association of National Sports Federations V K Malhotra on Sunday launched another verbal attack on Sports Minister M S Gill, saying that his claims of doubling the prize money for Commonwealth and Asian Games medal winners are "totally misleading".

Kiwis may back out of CWG if security is inadequate: Report

Kiwis may back out of CWG if security is inadequate: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday September 13, 2010, Wellington

New Zealand would not hesitate to withdraw from the Delhi Commonwealth Games if the country finds the security arrangements inadequate during its final assessment of the event's preparations in the next few days, according to reports.

Reality check: How ready are Games' venues?

Reality check: How ready are Games' venues?

NDTV Correspondent | Monday September 13, 2010, New Delhi

Most of the venues for the Commonwealth Games have missed several deadlines. They have now all been formally handed over to the Organising Committee (OC), and are all almost complete. Despite all the criticism, one has to admit that they're all looking quite nice.

Indian riders finally get new cycles ahead of CWG

Indian riders finally get new cycles ahead of CWG

Press Trust of India | Monday September 13, 2010, New Delhi

The new cycles for the Indian riders for Commonwealth Games have finally arrived after a long wait, according to Cycling Federation of India (CFI).

Tennis makes CWG debut, Indians hope to strike gold

Tennis makes CWG debut, Indians hope to strike gold

Press Trust of India | Monday September 13, 2010, New Delhi

With some proven champions and emerging stars in its ranks, India can hope for a medal rush when tennis makes its debut at the Commonwealth Games next month.

After World title, Sushil eyes CWG gold

After World title, Sushil eyes CWG gold

Press Trust of India | Monday September 13, 2010, New Delhi

After breaking an almost six-decade jinx with his gold medal winning feat at the World Championship, wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his eyes on next month's Commonwealth Games, where he believes India can get to see about 15 champions.

Games' shopping festival to kick off on Sep 25 in Delhi

Games' shopping festival to kick off on Sep 25 in Delhi

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 14, 2010, New Delhi

The Commonwealth Games Shopping Festival will commence Sep 25 across all main markets in Delhi.

Delhi's handicraft street gets ready for Games' visitors

Delhi's handicraft street gets ready for Games' visitors

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 14, 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.

Taking a gamble with 'bed n breakfast' for Games

Taking a gamble with 'bed n breakfast' for Games

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 14, 2010, New Delhi

Delhi residents Ajay and Purnima Bansal saw a great entrepreneurial opportunity in the Incredible India Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Scheme for the Commonwealth Games. Opening up their home for tourists to stay in, they scripted a success story - though the idea hasn't worked all that well for many others.

Commonwealth Express now in Gujarat

Commonwealth Express now in Gujarat

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 14, 2010, Gandhinagar

The Commonwealth Express, an exhibition on wheels showcasing the importance of the Commonwealth Games -- to be held in Delhi Oct 3-14, arrived at the railway station in Gujarat on Tuesday and was welcomed with a colourful cultural programme.

I hope our music lifts people's spirits for CWG: Shankar

I hope our music lifts people's spirits for CWG: Shankar

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 14, 2010, Mumbai

Music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who are set to perform during the Delhi International Cultural Festival that will run in tandem with the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, hope to lift with their performance the spirits of people miffed by the allegations of corruption surrounding the event.

CWG: A new-look website for Delhi Metro

CWG: A new-look website for Delhi Metro

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 14, 2010, New Delhi

A completely re-designed website with interactive features containing all information on Delhi Metro, a special booklet for tourists and connecting 10 Commonwealth Games games venue with the transport...