India's two hockey teams -- men's and women's -- have fared contrastingly at the Commonwealth Games so far but they will go into Delhi edition with a common goal -- to emerge as champions before the home crowd.
Australian track and field athletes are having a second thought about participating in next month's Commonwealth Games after receiving an e-mail from the national federation, warning them of "a high risk of terrorist attack" on the mega-event in Delhi.
Their return to the Commonwealth Games after a 32-year gap has been marred by a delay in procuring new equipment and dengue but Indian cyclists remain upbeat about their chances despite their medal hopes being slim at best against powerhouses such as Australia.
Most spas in the capital are preparing irresistible ayurvedic massage packages for Commonwealth Games players and tourists, knowing well the lure of Indian culture and tradition among foreigners.
With just 18 days left for the Commonwealth Games, the sale of tickets is finally picking up with hockey being the top grosser. More than 60,000 tickets have been sold till date for the hockey tournament that will be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Oct 4-14.
With World Champions Korea and formidable China not part of the competition, India would look to put up a dominating show when archery is re-introduced in the New Commonwealth Games, next month.
Hundreds of media persons were taken on a guided tour of the Games Village to get a feel of the state-of-the-art facilities after it was soft-launched on the banks of the river Yamuna here on Thursday.
England's Chef de mission Craig Hunter on Thursday said the arrangements at the Delhi Games Village is much better as compared to the Beijing Olympics.