Friday, October 01, 2010
Common wealth games 2010
The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event which is held every four years and features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
This sports competition is held between countries which are ruled by British Empire.
The Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in India.
It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games is held in India.
This is the picture of "Shera", the mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games .
In the days running up to the Games, the event has been hit by a host of issues,allegations of widespread corruption,flood, infrastructural compromise, preparation delays.
There are currently 72 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. More than 8000 athletes are participating in the event.
The official total budget estimated for hosting the Games is Indian rupee 1,620 crore (US$358 million) and this amount excludes non-sports-related infrastructure development in the city like airports, roads and other structures. But it is estimated that the games cost is more than expectation Indian rupee 70,000 crore (US$15.47 billion). This makes the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever. :-( . Investigation will be held in detail once games are over, as there is strong allegations of widespread corruption.
The official song of the 2010 Commonwealth Games "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto" was composed and performed by the Indian musician Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.. The song's title is based on the slogan of the games, "Come out and play".The song is penned by Mehboob in Hindi .
Let us pray & hope commonwealth games will be successful in spite of allegation of corruption, delayed preparations of infrastructure, bad weather........