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CWG: Commonwealth games, Delhi 2010

Updated on September 09, 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Commonwealth Games 2010 - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Commonwealth Games 2010 - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi | Source

CWG: Commonwealth Games


CWG Delhi 2010 is the nineteenth Commonwealth Games being organized in Delhi, Capital of India. This is the first time that India is organizing Commonwealth games. CWG was organized in Asia only once before. This is the biggest sports event, India has ever organized. India has organized Asian games twice, in 1951 and 1982.

Opening ceremony of the CWG Delhi 2010 will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. It is officially declared as a "Green CWG" as the organizers have signed MOU with UNO.

17 games will be played officially in the CWG 2010. These are Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls. Netball, Rugby sevens, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Kabaddi is also included as a demonstration sport at this mega sports event..

These sports events CWG 2010, Delhi will be organized in several stadiums and sports complexes such as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Siri Fort Sports Complex. Talkatora Stadium, I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex, Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi University, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, Siri Fort Sports Complex, Yamuna Sports Complex and R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex.

India has spend approximately Rs. 700 crores in providing infrastructure for the games. It is the costliest ever Commonwealth Games. India has been showing its economic strength and organizational capabilities in this Commonwealth games. Moreover, this is a green CWG and the country has shown its commitment to environment. We know that the earth is facing threats of global warming due to green house effect caused by enhanced carbon emissions.

RK Khanna Tennis Complex New Delhi - Centre Court

Centre Court of R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India. On the occasion of Commonwealth Games 2010
Centre Court of R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India. On the occasion of Commonwealth Games 2010 | Source

Commonwealth games Delhi, 2010

Mascot and Official song of CWG 2010


Mascot: Shera is the official mascot of the nineteenth Commonwealth Games being organized in Delhi. Shera is an Urdu word similar to Hindi Bagh that means tiger. Tiger is also the National animal of India. Idiom Design and Consulting has deigned the official logo of the Commonwealth games 2010. A song for Shera is also composed by the popular composer of INDIA. The song contains initiative " Shera Shera ".

The mascot Shera has visited many schools across the city to create enthusiasm and interest for the Commonwealth Games organized in Delhi. "Come out and play" is the slogan of the CWG 2010. Indian government wants to encourage games and sports and motivate her youth to play. The CWG Deli, 2010 is organized with this motif and the slogan "Come out and play" rightly depicts the spirit.

Official song

Title of the Official song is based on the official slogan of the Commonwealth games 2010 "Come out and play". Renowned Indian musician A. R. Rahman has composed and performed this official song. Famous writer Mehboob has written the song in Hindi language with sprinkling of English words. The song was released on 28 August 2010.

Bharath Bala has directed the music video that was released on September 23.The official video of the song has been released on You Tube. A live concert for the theme song was presented by A. R. Rahman himself at Gurgaon, Haryana. This was previewed on various news channels.

Theme song: CWG Delhi 2010

Commonwealth Games 2010 Official Ad with Queens Baton Rally

Queen's Baton relay


The Queen's Baton, designed by Michael Foley, contains message of Queen Elizabeth II to the athletes. Te Baton is something like the Olympic torch. It left Buckingham Palace on 29 October 2009 and arrived in India on 25th June 2010 through the Wagah Border crossing from Pakistan after visiting the other 54 nations of the Commonwealth .

The baton will arrive at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on the opening ceremony of CWG 2010 on October 3 traveling throughout India. The baton is a triangular section of aluminum twisted into a helix shape and then coated with colored soils collected from all the regions of India. The colored soils are used for the first time for designing of a Queen's Baton. The Queen's message is laser-engraved onto a miniature 18 carat gold leaf representing ancient Indian 'Patra’ (letter). The Patra is put and preserved in a jewel-encrusted box.

LEDs (light emitting diodes) embedded in the Baton has changed into the colors of a country’s flag while in that country. The Queen's baton is able to capture images and sound and embedded with global positioning system (GPS) to track it. The new age technology has helped designing Queen's Baton.

Nehru Stadium ready for CWG opening

Countries participating in CWG 2010


Commonwealth Games are the biggest sports events in the world but Olympics. Large numbers of countries participate in CWG. It is expected that 71 countries across the globe will participate in CWG Delhi, 2010. All of these countries were part of British Kingdom in the past. This covers almost half of the total countries in the world.

Fiji is suspended from he Commonwealth. Hence it will not take part in the games. Rwanda has become part of Commonwealth in 2009 and it will be a participant in CWG for the first time. Participating countries are as follows (Alphabetic list):

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, England, Falkland Islands,Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar,Grenada,Guernsey, Guyana,India,Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat,Mozambique,

Namibia,Nauru,New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Wales and Zambia.

JONES Francesca - Rythmic Gymnastics Delhi 2010

Francesca Jones a Welsh rhythmic gymnast, completing her routine during 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Francesca Jones a Welsh rhythmic gymnast, completing her routine during 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. | Source

Shahrukh Khan will perform at CWG Opening Ceremony

Place of Opening Ceremony CWG, Delhi, 2010

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Invitation to CWG Glasgow

Next in Glasgow, Scotland


Commonwealth games (CWG) are organized every four years alike Olympic games in one or another commonwealth country. This is very big sports event and the biggest but Olympic. Delhi, capital of India has been organizing 19th CWG and the 20th CWG will be organized at Glasgow in Scotland in 2014.

Scotland is part of commonwealth and situated in European continent. We ave to wait for four years to witness another grand sports event organized at Glasgow in Scotland. Mr. Khanna, Deputy Governor of Delhi handed over the charge to Lord Kelvin, Chairman, organizing committee, twentieth Commonwealth games, Glasgow on the closing ceremony of CWG Delhi, 2014.

Lord Kelvin invited everyone to participate and visit the next CWG at Glasgow. I have added invitation video and map of Glasgow at the bottom of the hub.

Glasgow, CWG 2014

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      Uma07 6 years ago

      Beautiful hub Jyoti.At least the whole event went off very well except for the corruptions at higher levels(that will be sorted out too).It was a milestone in the history of Indian sports.I won't be surprised if India wins the bid for 2020 Olympics.

      This event certainly put an end to the doubts some pessimists had about the Indian Organizing committee.

      Voted UP!

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      indtelli 6 years ago

      Your hub makes Indians Proud!!!

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      Jyoti Kothari 6 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Narender, PJ and Parker,

      Thanks for your comment and giving a Hub love.

      Jyoti Kothari

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      parkersarah8415 6 years ago from USA

      This hub is really useful. The included youtube videos make it very interesting.

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      PJ 6 years ago

      Awsome sng by rehman wit new mixes n bits. Waving flag(knaan) n bula liya(a.r rehman) collaborate together :D ?? Imgn rehman composing n singing wit knaan. N jz f**k off shakira she's awful n waka waka too.

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      narender tamak ror maratha haryanvi 6 years ago

      i love my india

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      Jyoti Kothari 6 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Hp,

      Gala opening ceremony is going on in Delhi at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at this moment. 71 countries participating in the games are Marching past right now at 8.23 PM, October 3.

      We hope for the best.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is very nice. The citizens of Delhi and the whole of India wishes the happy finishing of the game without any incident or misunderstanding as is noticed at the ahead of game such as the collapse of bridge, mismanagement in CW-Village. Hope for the best.

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is very nice. The citizens of Delhi and the whole of India wishes the happy finishing of the game without any incident or misunderstanding as is noticed at the ahead of game such as the collapse of bridge, mismanagement in CW-Village. Hope for the best.

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      Jyoti Kothari 6 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Andromida,

      Thanks for your comment. It is true that half of the globe was part of British Kingdom which form present Commonwealth.

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      I am looking forward to how our south asian team perform in this commonwealth. Thanks for the list of the commonwealth countries, it seems once half of the world was part of UK.And my best wishes to Indian team.thanks a lot :)

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