The Commonwealth Games are the 19th Commonwealth Games.

The games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010.  Shera, mascot of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, is the most visible face of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. His name comes from the Hindi word Sher ± meaning tiger. Shera truly represents the modern Indian. He is an achiever with a positive attitude, a global citizen but justifiably proud of his nation¶s ancient heritage. 

The logo for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi is inspired by the µChakra¶, the national symbol of freedom, unity and power. Spiraling upwards, it depicts the growth of India into a proud, vibrant nation.  The logo tagline ³COME OUT AND PLAY´ is in an invitation to every person across all divides ± Indian and Commonwealth to let go of themselves and participate in the Games to the best of their abilities, in the true spirit of the Games 

Reverend Ashley Cooper was the first person to propose the idea of having a Pan-Britannic sporting contest to foster a spirit of goodwill and understanding within the British Empire.  In 1928, a key Canadian athlete, Bobby Robinson, was given the task of organizing the first ever Commonwealth Games. These Games were held in 1930, in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and saw the participation of 400 athletes from eleven countries.  Since then, the Commonwealth Games have been held every four years, except for the period during the Second World War. The Games have been known by various names such as British Empire and Commonwealth Games which changed to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978. Since 1978, they have been known as the Commonwealth Games. 

The two principal bids for the 2010 Commonwealth Games were from Delhi, India and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  A ballot of members was held in November 2003 at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Delhi bid won by a margin of 46 votes to 22, confirming India's first successful bid for the Games.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES FEDERATION Patron Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Vice Patron HRH The Earl of Wessex KG, CVO Executive Board-Officers President Michael Fennell OJ, CD (Jamaica) Vice-President HRH Prince Imran (Malaysia) Vice President Bruce Robertson CM, CA (Canada)

Honourary Secretary Louise Martin CBE (Scotland) Honourary Treasurer Austin Seally SCM (Barbados) Honourary Legal Advisor Sharad Rao (Kenya) Honourary Medical Advisor Dr. M. Jegathesan (Malaysia) Chief Executive Officer Mike Hooper Athletes¶ Representative De. Lesley Rumball (New Zealand)

The Indian Olympic Committee (IOC) has delegated the responsibility for fulfilling the obligations of the Host City Contract (under Protocol 2 of the Contract, in accordance with Article 27 C of the Constitution, with the approval of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to the Organizing Committee (OC) Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. The OC CWG Delhi 2010 is thus empowered to plan, manage and deliver XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.  It was formed on February 10, 2005, as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 of India.

Executive Management Members Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP Chairman Mr. Randhir Singh Vice-Chairman Dr. Lalit K. Bhanot Secretary General Anil Khanna Treasurer 

The baton¶s journey symbolizes the unity and shared ideals of the Commonwealth of Nations, and enables communities beyond the Host City to share the celebrations of the Games.  It also serves a functional purpose in carrying Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II¶s µmessage to the athletes¶ from Buckingham Palace in London to the opening ceremony of the Games.  The Queen¶s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi commenced from Buckingham Palace, London, on the October 29, 2009. The baton travels through all other 70 Commonwealth nations ± a historic journey covering a distance of more than 170,000 kms in 240 days. 

On its 100 day national tour, the baton will visit the capital of each of India¶s 28 states and seven union territories, plus many other cities along the way, covering more than 20,000 kms.  By the end of its journey, the baton will have traversed over 190,000 kms in 340 days, making the Queen¶s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi one of the longest relays in the history of the Commonwealth Games. 

The official song of the 2010 Commonwealth Games "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto" was composed and performed by the Indian musician A. R. 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 with a sprinkling of English words. It was released on 28 August 2010. 

The city of Delhi intends to invest an estimated Rs. 26,000 crore ($6.5 billion) on city infrastructure, urban planning, and sporting facilities in the context of the Games.
Breakdown: 7,000 crores total CWG related construction of sports facilities: the venues mentioned above plus flyovers, roads, parking lots, etc. metro expansions

8,000 crores

5,400 crores 5,000 crores Total:26,000 crores

airport modernization a power plant in Bawana total on the above, plus sports specialty hospitals, cultural centres, five-star and budget hotels, etc.

Commonwealth Games 2010 Venues 1. Games Village 2. Nehru Stadium at Lodhi 3. Indira Gandhi Stadium at ITO 4. Talkatora Stadium 5. Dhyan Chand Stadium at India Gate 6. Siri Fort Sports Complex 7. Yamuna Sports Complex 8. Saket Sports Complex9. Thyagaraja Sports Complex 10. Additional Renovation

Investment 950 crores 550 crores 512 crores 295 crores 125 crores 300 crores 100 crores 40 crores 100 crores 458 crores

According to THE TIMES OF INDIA the costs are: 
Rs 5165cr: Original total cost of Games projected in 2006, including cost of civil and stadium infrastructure as well as training. Rs 10,000cr: Total cost now estimated, which does not include projects like airport modernisation and Games-related Metro work. Rs 2,050cr: Budget for Delhi govt's work alone, which includes a few stadia but is chiefly related to roads and bridges. Rs 6,200cr: Estimated cost of renovating existing stadiums and constructing new ones as well as conducting Game

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Ayurvedic and Medical Tourism industries are likely to be the largest beneficiary of 2010 Commonwealth Games and may gain by around Rs.800 crore, according to an estimate survey done by industry body Assoc ham (Associated Chambers of Commerce and industry of India).  In a paper brought out by the chamber titled, ³Prospects for Ayuervedic & Medical Tourism Industries during CWG 2010´, It has been predicted that ayurvedic industry would alone earn a business of Rs 500 crore and revenues prospects for medical tourism are predicted for an estimated amount of Rs 300 crore. The job opportunities that would arise for professionals of these two promising industries are projected at about 40,000 new jobs. 

The opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, lawn bowls, and weightlifting will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, which will have a capacity of 75,000 spectators after renovation for the games.  Archery, cycling, gymnastics, and wrestling will take place at the Indira Gandhi Arena, the largest indoor sports arena in India and the second-largest in Asia, which seats 25,000 people.  There are 26 new stadiums which will be utilized for the Commonwealth Games. Some older ones will be upgraded and some new will be constructed. Non-competition venues:  OC CWG Delhi 2010 Headquarters  Main Media Centre 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi ± Athletics, lawn bowls, weightlifting Dhyan Chand National Stadium ± Hockey Indira Gandhi Arena ± Archery, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling Delhi University sports complex ± Rugby sevens Thyagaraj Stadium ± Netball 

Siri Fort Sports Complex ± Badminton, Squash Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range ± Shooting Talkatora Stadium ± Boxing SPM Swimming Pool Complex ± Aquatics RK Khanna Tennis Complex ± Tennis Yamuna Sports Complex ± Table tennis 

The Organising Committee of the Delhi 2010 has confirmed Prasar Bharati, through its constituent Doordarshan, as the sole and exclusive Host Broadcaster for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. 

Prasar Bharati, through Doordarshan, will undertake all the obligations of the Host Broadcaster for the Games and will provide the basic feed of the Games to the international rightsholding broadcasters at the International Broadcasting Centre, Delhi.

D2010 RIGHTSHOLDING BROADCASTERS The primary rights-holders who have purchased the rights to take the Games to the World include: 
Television New Zealand Ltd South Africa Broadcasting Corporation Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation 

Delhi constructed a four-lane, 2.2 km underground stretch from Lodhi Road to trans-Yamuna, linking the Games Village to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and reducing travelling time between the village and the Stadium to six minutes.  In response to concerns over the large number of trains that pass by the Delhi metropolitan region daily, construction of road under-bridges and over-bridges along railway lines has been started.  To expand road infrastructure, flyovers, cloverleaf flyovers, and bridges have been planned to improve links for the Games and city in general. 

To support its commitment to mass transport, nine corridors have been identified and are being constructed as High Capacity Bus Systems (for example, one from Ambedkar Nagar to Red Fort). Six of these corridors are expected to be operational in 2010.  Indira Gandhi International Airport is being modernised, expanded, and upgraded. Costing nearly US$ 1.95 billion, Terminal 3 has improved airport passenger capacity to more than 37 million passengers a year by 2010. 

Additionally, The Delhi Metro will be expanded to accommodate more people and boost the use of public transport during the 2010 games.  At 420 km long,it will be one of the world's longest networks and it will extend to Gurgaon and the Noida area. For this exponential increase of the network, Delhi Metro will deploy 14 tunnel boring machines. A new runway is being constructed, allowing for over 75 flights an hour and ± at over 4400 metres long ± it will be one of Asia's longest.  The airport will be connected to the city via a six-lane expressway (Delhi±Gurgaon Expressway) and the $580 million Delhi Airport Metro Express line 

The Commonwealth Games Village is an expression of the hospitality offered by the Host City to the athletes and officials. It is home to about 8000 athletes and team officials. The prime location ensures that the Games Village is easily accessible from all competition and training venues.  The Games Village is spread over an area of 63.5 hectare (158.4 acre). It has 14 blocks, 34 towers and 1,168 air-conditioned flats to comfortably accommodate 8,000 athletes and team officials.  Additionally, the village will contain training areas for athletics (400m eight-lane synthetic track and separate area for throwing events); swimming pool (50x25m), weightlifting; wrestling; fitness centre and a leisure pool. 

Delhi will have a 4-layer security cordon for the Commonwealth Games to be held on October 3-14, 2010, covering all the venues, including the various sporting facilities and the Games Village.  All the venues related to the Games will be protected by 4 layers of tight security ± the outer, middle, inner and the exclusive levels. The outer ring will constitute monitoring of park-and-ride facilities, surveillance via closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs), and accesscontrol steps such as soft-checking of tickets In the middle security cordon, both visitors and spectators will be channelised to designated seats at the venues concerned. The middle ring will have, apart from electronic surveillance, snipers positioned on rooftops. 

In the inner cordon, tickets will be re-checked using barcodescreening and also by using photos of the spectators taken. Vehicles of the VIPs, visiting dignitaries, officials of the organizing committee and of the participants and their families will get checked through preallotted radio-frequency identification, under-vehicle scanners and licence-plate scanners. Boom barriers, road-blockers and tyre-killers will be put in place in order to prevent forcible entry into any of the venues.  Any entry to the innermost level, or the exclusive zone, will be permitted only after a person is screened through manual frisking; door-frame detectors, metal detectors and hand-held detectors; X-ray baggage scanners; and closed-circuit television cameras. 

The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games ± the biggest cultural and sporting event ever held in India ± officially commences on Sunday, October 3, 2010, with the Opening Ceremony to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.  Around 6,000 athletes from 71 Nations and Territories ± representing one third of the world¶s population ± will compete in 17 sports over 12 days of ceremonies and competition.

‡ 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 ‡ Zambia

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Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Sponsors and Providers bring financial support, expertise, personnel and products that enhance the event making the effect far reaching in both the corporate sector and public domain. The sponsors are: 
Hero Honda: National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. Central Bank of India Air India

Co-Sponsor  Coca Cola India