Preparation for Commonwealth Games progressing as per schedule: Kalmadi

September 18th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Sept 18 (ANI): Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday said that the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games are progressing as per the schedule.

While addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, he said, The necessary infrastructure needed for the New Delhi Games will be ready by 2009.

He further added that before the actual Games, trial events will be held to check the venues.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi from October 3-14, 2010. This will be the largest multi-sport event conducted till date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi .

This is the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India, which will be the third developing country to host the event (after Jamaica in 1966 and Malaysia in 1998). This is the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998). (ANI)

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