Thread: pre-Commonwealth Games news
12-21-2009, 07:15 PM #1
pre-Commonwealth Games news
India’s pride on the line Delhi chief prays for Games success
“I only keep praying that we won’t let the country down,” Dikshit told the Press Trust of India as concerns mounted over the slow progress of work for the Oct 3-14 Games in the Indian capital.
12-29-2009, 09:27 PM #2
England mull Commonwealth Games pull out 'over security fears'
Taken from AFP, here's the link -- http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...8nT80i4LcpdNww
It would be the first time that England has not competed in the 80-year history of the Games, to be held in New Delhi in October.
12-30-2009, 01:30 AM #3
..déjà vu all over again for the ENG squad?!?!.
12-31-2009, 08:22 AM #4
I don't think ENG will pull out from the commonwealth Games.
Besides unlike the WC, we have a chance of winning something!
12-31-2009, 08:53 AM #5
12-31-2009, 09:27 AM #6
01-07-2010, 10:11 PM #7
01-08-2010, 12:08 AM #8
03-17-2010, 09:45 PM #9
Commonwealth Games: Tension as hosts miss deadline
03-31-2010, 07:29 PM #10
Commonwealth Games: Chief promises problems will be resolved
Things are in great shape," said the president of the London-based Commonwealth Games Federation.
"We had hoped all the venues would be ready ahead of time so we could test them, but they will be completed ahead of the start of the Games."
03-31-2010, 10:48 PM #11
Transfers in DDA May Affect Commonwealth Games Work
Rumu Banerjee , TNN, Apr 1, 2010, 03.11am IST
NEW DELHI: Months before the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was to complete the two Commonwealth Games complexes — Siri Fort and Yamuna Sports Complex — the land agency has transferred key officials of the project. Interestingly, it has also extended the internal deadline that had been set for completion, from March 31 to May 31 now.
While top DDA officials claimed the move was administrative, sources in the agency said the transfers couldn’t have come at a worse time. ‘‘The projects are at a critical state, and any new official who takes charge will need some time to understand the issues,’’ said a senior official. It’s especially critical for the Siri Fort Sports Complex, which will be hosting the Asia Badminton Championship in April. Sources said while the FOP (field of play) and playing courts have been completed at the squash and badminton stadium, a large part of the work still remains to be completed. This was supposed to have been finished by this month-end.
*Read completely thorugh The Times of India.com -- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ow/5749012.cms
04-20-2010, 07:19 PM #12
Delhi Games opening ceremony to be ‘better than Beijing’
“The opening ceremony, the way it has been planned, it’ll be the best ever,” T.S. Darbari, joint director general of the New Delhi Games’ organising committee, told Australia’s AAP news agency.
“Better than Melbourne, better than any Commonwealth Games, better than Beijing – it’s a guarantee.”
“It’s going to be tight but it will happen,” said Darbari, who also shrugged off costs that have ballooned to about US$2bil – nearly twice Melbourne’s 2006 Games.
“So what. It happens everywhere,” he said.
04-20-2010, 10:31 PM #13
No coins, notebook PCs, cameras, tripods, umbrellas, water, pens etc were admitted and only press can bring their equipment in. That the mobile phone and wallets were still allowed (after scanning) was a relief.
04-26-2010, 01:18 AM #14
05-18-2010, 09:39 PM #15
I don't think that Indians can come up with a ceremony better than beijing, hopefully it will be good, though. And I can't think of England withdrawing, No offense, but it will prove that English sports governors are so stupid / rude or dumb prouds. CWG is something that England should be the first to participate in as its something like their own.
06-09-2010, 12:36 AM #16
Games baton to arrive on Friday
The ceremonial reception of the Queen’s Baton in Malaysia will take place at the Queen’s Baton Relay in Malacca on Saturday as the state will host the 13th Malaysian Games (Sukma) which starts tomorrow,” the Indian High Commission said in a statement, here yesterday.
06-12-2010, 10:02 AM #17
Badminton: Indians set to be a threat to M'sia at C'wealth Games
“We used to dominate the singles event and with our players making a 1-2 sweep in the individual event. But now we have to be wary of the growing threat from India,” he said.
“(Lee) Chong Wei will be the favourite. But the other Malaysians will find the going tough based on their current form and we have to seriously look into this.”
On Hafiz’s injury, Rashid said: “He complained of pain in the right knee during training but he was doing fine after getting some treatment.
“It’s unfortunate that he has been hit by injuries again.
“We will now have to evaluate his participation in the Singapore and Indonesia Opens later this month. We will pull him out if the injury is serious.”
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