Delhi is all set to host its first ever Commonwealth Games from October 3, 2010 to October 14, 2010. From roads to buildings and other infrastructural facilities, the national capital has got a complete makeover making it ready for this sports extravaganza. 72 nations will compete in 17 different sports for supremacy in the world of commomwealth sports. Several new stadiums and training centers have been constructed and the old stadiums have been renovated in accordance to latest technology and standards. Apart from this, a world class games village has also been constructed n the banks of River Yamuna to accommodate around 8000 athletes from all over the world.
Here is a glimpe of some major competition venues for Commmonwealth Games 2010.
Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex
Delhi's epic stadium will be the epicente of Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010. The opening and closing ceremony of CWG 2010 will be held at this venue. A huge sum of Rs 500 crore has been spent on its renovation and makeover.
Indira Gandhi Sports Complex
This is another masterclass stadium of Delhi which has got a completely new look for Commonwealth games. The easiest way to reach here is by Delhi Metro as it is situated near Indraprastha metro station.
Thyagaraj Sports Complex
The Thyagaraj Sports Complex is situated near India's top hospital AIIMS. Recently opened link of Delhi metro (Central Sercretariat to Qutub Minar) has provided an excellent accessablity to this venue.
Events to be held : > Netball
Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Stadium
For making Common Wealth Games 2010 a grand success, a world class swimming stadium has been constructed in Central Delhi. The stadium has one competition pool, one diving pool and one warm-up pool. An overall capacity of 5,178 makes it one of the best swimming stadiums in the world.
Events to be held : > Swimming
Talkatora Indoor Stadium
The Talkatora Indoor Stadium has been the favorite location for various international and national events since a long time. For CWG - Delhi 2010, the stadium has got a completely new look with one competition ring and four warm-up areas for boxing sports.
Events to be held : > Boxing
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
This world class sporting venue in Delhi has recently hosted the FIA Hockey World Cup (men) with great pride and honor. Likewise the stadium will be used for hockey events in 19th Commonwealth games in Delhi.
Events to be held : > Hockey
Siri Fort Sports Complex
This competition venue of Commonwealth Games 2010 is situated near the Asian games village in Siri Fort road. Boosting off newly laid world class courts for badminton and squash, the Siri Fort Sports complex is easily accessible through Delhi metro. The bnearest metro station is Moolchand and Green Park.Badminton
Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range
This world class shooting range has been constructed specially for Commonwealth Games 2010. It is situated on a comparatively outer edge of national capital in Badarpur Border area for one category and Kadarpur for second category. Situated around 21 kms away from games village, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range doesn't have any metro train links.
Events to be held : > Shooting
R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex
For CWG 2010, an excusively new tennis complex has been constructed with facilities of international level. R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, situated in Green Park area has got one centre court, six match courts and six warm-up courts.
Events to be held : > Tennis
Yamuna Sports Complex
The Yamuna Sports Complex has been constructed in east Delhi for two major events. Nearets metro train connectivity includes Karkardooma, Jhilmil and Anand Vihar metro station.
Delhi's young face Delhi University is also hosting an event during Commonwealth Games 2010.Popular by the name of Bermuda Princess 77 Grass, the DU stadium is situated near to Vishwavidyalya metro station.
Events to be held : > Rugby
By : Saranjeet Singh