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CBI alleges lapse in awarding 2010 Games contract (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The CBI Monday told a Delhi special court, conducting trial in a Commonwealth Games (CWG) corruption case, that even before any bids were received, an ... Read more...

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Australia’s Gold Coast to host 2018 Commonwealth Games


November 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Nov 12 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast has been chosen to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating the bid of Sri Lanka's Hambantota in the process.The Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Malaysian Tunku Imran is Commonwealth Games Federation’s new president


November 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Nov 12 (IANS/CMC) Malaysian HRH Tunku Imran has been elected the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president following the retirement of long-serving Jamaican Mike Fennell earlier this year. Imran, ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka’s CWG bid


November 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka' s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confident of securing bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games


October 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) With one month to go before the host city is selected, Sri Lanka Wednesday said it was confident of winning the bid to host the 2018 ... Read more...

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Gold Coast has edge over Hambantota in 2018 CWG bid


September 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast appears to have an edge over Sri Lanka's Hambantota in playing host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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25 percent of CWG tickets were unsold: CAG


August 6th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) While thousands of people were not able to get tickets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ... Read more...

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Government blames NDA for Kalmadi’s appointment


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid questions about the role of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in allowing tainted Suresh Kalmadi to capture the reins of the Organising Committee ... Read more...

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NDA government installed Kalmadi as CWG chief: Maken


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Ajay Maken Tuesday said the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was responsible for installing Suresh Kalmadi as the chief ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games Federation impressed with Hambantota


July 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Hambantota has boosted its chances of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, following a visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission here last week.The ... Read more...

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Had no option but to give contract to Swiss firm: Jarnail


April 29th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chief executive Jarnail Singh has admitted that he had no other option but to give the inflated contract to a ... Read more...

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‘PMO representative Jarnail Singh approved Swiss firm for TSR deal’


April 28th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) CEO Jarnail Singh, appointed by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), is now being accused of approving a contract with a ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG organisers ask Oz company to give back ‘overpaid’ amount


April 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 17 (ANI): An Australian company that was dudded out of millions by Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers has been asked to pay back some of the minimal money they have received.The ... Read more...

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Oz run company denies reports that it won “dubious” contracts during Delhi CWG


April 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): An Australian-run company, EKS, has refuted a new report by India's former auditor-general regarding corruption during the Delhi Commonwealth Games that said that the company was awarded ... Read more...

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Kalmadi-led CWG organising committee a sham: Shunglu panel(Lead)


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The V.K. Shunglu committee has severely indicted former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi for running the OC "like a club" with ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Malaysian athlete now varsity don


March 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 20 (IANS) M. Jegathesan, an Indian-Malaysian known as the "flying doctor" for winning this country's first gold at the Asian Games, is the new pro-chancellor of a ... Read more...

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CWG: Infostrada refutes allegations of non-performance


February 4th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) Infostrada Sports, the Dutch company contracted by the Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee to provide media services, has refuted allegations of "non-performance" while claiming that the organisers still ... Read more...

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Organising Committee issues ad to ‘reveal facts’ about CWG


November 10th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Amid charges of corruption, the organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Wednesday issued full page advertisements in leading newspapers about its budget and expenditure in conducting ... Read more...

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Malhotra lashes out at sports ministry over guidelines


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, president of the General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), Wednesday lashed out at the Union Sports Ministry for deliberately going after the ... Read more...

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CGF confirms Sri Lankan boxer failed drug test


October 25th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan boxer Manju Wanniarachchi, who won gold in the 56 kg category at the Commonwealth Games, was Monday confirmed as the fifth athlete to fail drug ... Read more...

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Hooper defends remarks on Delhi Games


October 17th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 17 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper has defended the various comments he made during the preparations for Commonwealth Games 2010, saying he did all he could to ... Read more...

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Delhi to change Commonwealth Games future: expert


October 16th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) The problems that marred the Commonwealth Games in India will act as a catalyst for major changes in the format of the Games, says one of Australia's foremost ... Read more...

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Nigerian silver medallist Folashade Abugan tests positive


October 15th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Nigerian runner Folashade Abugan, who bagged two silver medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, is the fourth athlete to test positive for a banned substance and has ... Read more...

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Games baton passed to Glasgow


October 15th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Glasgow (Scotland), Oct 15 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games baton was officially passed to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, at a glittering 1.8 million-pound ceremony marking the closure of the Delhi Games, media ... Read more...

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Delhi far exceeded expectations: New Zealand Herald


October 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 15 (IANS) A leading New Zealand newspaper Friday showered praise on India for successfully hosting the Commonwealth Games, saying "Delhi far exceeded expectations"."As the Games ended Thursday, Delhi had them ... Read more...

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Third Nigerian athlete flunks dope test, stripped off her silver medals


October 15th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): Doping continues to haunt Nigerian athletes even after the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, as third runner from the country Folashade Abugan tested positive.Abugan was stripped ... Read more...

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India celebrates with aplomb successful completion of Delhi Commonwealth Games


October 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): It was a triumphant evening for India when it completed the holding of the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, putting at rest a thousand doubts by ... Read more...

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Delhi is left with rich legacy, says Fennell (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell Thursday complimented the organisers for hosting a "outstanding" and "exceptional" Games and said "Delhi is left with rich legacy"."Today we bring ... Read more...

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Where’s the party tonight? At Jawaharlal Nehru (Games Sidelights)


October 14th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) It was time to disco at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium as curtains came down on the 12-day Commonwealth Games.The packed 60,000-odd crowd were just dancing ... Read more...

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Trecia Smith of Jamaica gets David Dixon award (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Jamaican triple jumper Trecia Smith got the David Dixon Award as the most outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.Trecia's name was announced by Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Delhi delivered an exceptional Games: Fennel (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel Thursday paid handsome tributes to Delhi for "delivering an exceptional Games"."You have delivered a truly exceptional Games. Thank you Delhi!" ... Read more...

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Jamaican triple-jump athlete gets David Dixon award


October 14th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Jamaican gold medallist triple jumper Trecia Smith won the David Dixon Award for the best athlete at the 19th Commonwealth Games here Thursday.Smith is the third athlete ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games declared closed


October 14th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The 19th Commonwealth Games here were officially declared closed by Prince Edwards at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Thursday. "On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Eizabeth II ... Read more...

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15,000 CWG volunteers take centrestage


October 14th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Running to the tunes of the latest Indian Railways ad, the 15,000 volunteers took the centrestage Thursday at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at the ... Read more...

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Loudest cheers for Manmohan Singh


October 14th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Guess who got the loudest cheers at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday? Prime Minister Manmohan Singh!Spectators roared as Manmohan Singh and his ... Read more...

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