Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games village officially open

Commonwealth Games village officially open

Sidharth Pandey | Thursday September 16, 2010, New Delhi

It was being called the breeding ground for mosquitoes, and everyone thought it wouldn't be ready at all. But the athletes' village for the Commonwealth Games is now officially open. And what's the ve...

Long jumper Lappierre finally commits to Delhi CWG

Long jumper Lappierre finally commits to Delhi CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, Melbourne

After several flip-flops, Australia's world indoor long jump champion Fabrice Lapierre has finally confirmed his participation in the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifters look to erase dope shame in Commonwealth Games

Weightlifters look to erase dope shame in Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, New Delhi

Saved from missing the Commonwealth Games by a last-minute loan from the Organising Committee, Indian weightlifters would look to erase the dope shame of the previous two editions with a rich haul of medals in the October 3-14 mega-event.

11 debutants in Oz women's hockey squad for CWG

11 debutants in Oz women's hockey squad for CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, Melbourne

Defending champions Australia on Friday named a 16-strong women's hockey squad, including 11 debutants, for the October 3 to 14 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Australia urges India to fast-track customs

Australia urges India to fast-track customs

Associated press | Friday September 17, 2010, Sydney

Australia has urged Indian officials to fast-track the delivery of medical supplies and sporting equipment belonging to the Australian team into New Delhi ahead of the Oct. 3-14 Commonwealth Games.

350 modern cameras, 2700 personnel, DD all geared up for CWG

350 modern cameras, 2700 personnel, DD all geared up for CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, New Delhi

For the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games, Doordarshan is providing 'high definition' coverage to its viewers and is all geared up with more than 350 ultra modern cameras and well-trained crew members who will be covering the events on road, by air and under water.

CRPF revamping medical emergency services

CRPF revamping medical emergency services

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, New Delhi

The CRPF is in the process of revamping its medical emergency services and is looking at buying hi-tech ambulances which would also be deployed in Naxal affected areas.

Malhotra wants Games opening declaration in Hindi also

Malhotra wants Games opening declaration in Hindi also

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, New Delhi

Indian Olympic Association senior vice-president V K Malhotra on Friday asked the Commonwealth Games organisers to make use of Hindi in official communications, publicity work and opening and closing declaration of the multi-sporting event to be held in Delhi from October 3-14.

World record holder to lead Canadian swimming challenge in CWG

World record holder to lead Canadian swimming challenge in CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, Ottawa

Women's 200m breaststroke world record holder Annamay Pierse will lead a 27-member strong Canadian swimming squad for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games in India.

Canada announce squash, rugby teams for Delhi CWG

Canada announce squash, rugby teams for Delhi CWG

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, Ottawa

Canada has named an eight-member squash team for next month's Commonwealth Games, which will be spearheaded by two-time men's national champion Shahier Razik and three-time women's national champion Alana Miller.

Melbourne triple medallist to lead Canadian shooting squad

Melbourne triple medallist to lead Canadian shooting squad

Press Trust of India | Friday September 17, 2010, Ottawa

A Melbourne Games triple medallist and two sets of family members -- a father-son combination and a sister duo -- have made it to the Canadian shooting squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Hygiene at CWG Village bigger concern than terror: Oz coach

Hygiene at CWG Village bigger concern than terror: Oz coach

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 18, 2010, Melbourne

Australia's swimming coach Leigh Nugent says hygiene at the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi is a bigger concern for him than the terror threats to the October 3 to 14 event.

Sushil-inspired Indian grapplers eyeing bagful of medals

Sushil-inspired Indian grapplers eyeing bagful of medals

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 18, 2010, New Delhi

Spurred by Sushil Kumar's world title, Indian wrestlers would look to make amends of the embarrassment they have brought to the nation by the dope flunk of six grapplers and win a rich haul of medals when the sport makes its return in the Commonwealth Games here next month.

Indian origin player Jasvir in Canadian weightlifting squad

Indian origin player Jasvir in Canadian weightlifting squad

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 18, 2010, Ottawa

An Indian origin athlete and two silver medallists of the previous edition in Melbourne have been named in the 15-member Canadian weightlifting squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

No athlete is bigger than the Games, not even Bolt: Mark

No athlete is bigger than the Games, not even Bolt: Mark

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 18, 2010, New Delhi

Absence of star athletes like Usain Bolt and Stephani Rice would not take the sheen away from the Delhi Commonwealth Games, feels Australia's champion shooter and Olympic medallist Russell Mark.