The next Commonwealth Games are going to be held in 2010 in New Delhi, India. The Games are scheduled to be take place within 3 October to 14 October, 2010. India will be hosting the Commonwealth Games for the first time in India and it will be the second time held in Asia. The opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010 will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In addition to the Commonwealth Games, the city of Pune, India hosted the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games from 12th to 18th October, 2008. However, the Youth Games includes nine sports. However, the following article covers brief review of the upcoming events in Commonwealth Games 2010. So, read on to know more about Commonwealth Games.
The mascot of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 is ‘shera’ which derived from the Hindi word ‘sher’ meaning lion in Hindi. It represents the modern India. However, Shera is also a ‘large-hearted gentleman’ who loves making friends and enthusing people to ‘come out and play’. The construction and renovation of the venues for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi are being undertaken keeping in mind the Green vision of the Games. One of the venues of the Games, the Thyagaraj Stadium, is model as Green Stadium with world class facilities in India. Know more about Commonwealth Games.
Seventy one nations will be participating in the upcoming events in Commonwealth Games 2010. The sports which are included in the Commonwealth Games are aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, weight lifting and wrestling. However, kabaddi will also be a demonstration sport at the Commonwealth Games 2010. The triathlon is to be excluded from these games as there is no suitable location for the swimming stage.
The upcoming events of 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held in different venues which includes Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Arena, Delhi University sport complex, Tyagaraj Sports Complex, Siri Fort Sport Complex, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, Talkatora Stadium, SPM Swimming pool complex, RK Khanna Tennis Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex. The opening and closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010 will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which has the capacity of about 75,000 spectators for the Games.