Preparation in full swing for Commonwealth Games

June 13th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in India for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The Government sanctioned Rs 6.78 billion for training the athletes under the scheme ‘Preparation of Indian Team for Commonwealth Games, 2010′.

Delhi had bagged the contract after beating the Canadian city Hamilton in the bid for the games.

India managed to win 22 gold medals to finish fourth in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the last edition of the games, sixteen of them coming from shooting.

The games will be staged in India for the first time and in Asia for only the second time. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, held them in 1998.

In Delhi Commonwealth Games hockey, netball and rugby will feature again.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be India’s first big international sports event since the 1982 Asian Games. New Delhi hosted the inaugural Asian Games in 1951 and again in 1982. (ANI)

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