Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and the Official Airline Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, has today fired the starting pistol on the first leg of the Baton’s journey round the world, beginning its international journey in Glasgow.
Australia’s Gold Coast has won the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which promises to be the largest international event to be held in Australia over the next decade. The Gold Coast is the sixth largest region in Australia and is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
After 11 days of intense competition the curtain will fall on the Delhi Commonwealth Games later with a spectacular closing ceremony in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In what promises to be an exciting day for the city, the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony is also taking place at The Claridges Surajkund.
Krishna Poonia has ended a 52-year-old Commonwealth Games athletics gold medal drought for host nation India, claiming the women’s discus title. Becoming the first woman to win a Commonwealth Games gold for her country in the athletics arena, Poonia took the title with a throw of 61.51 metres.
India have triumphed in one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the Commonwealth Games so far, beating Pakistan 7-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Men’s Hockey competition. There was also success for Sri Lanka in the boxing arena, while Canada celebrated a double victory in the pool.
Finishing touches are being put in place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as the athletics section of the Delhi Commonwealth Games prepares to get underway. Fears damage caused during the opening ceremony would delay the start have proved unfounded, with heats for the men’s 100 metres likely to prove the highlight of the day.
Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang have won the ten metre air rifle pairs to secure India’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Meanwhile, industry heavyweights have been throwing their weight behind the increasingly successful event.
Athletes are preparing to begin the first day of competition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games following a spectacular opening ceremony in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Eight gold medals are up for grabs, with swimming offering five, weightlifting two and gymnastics one.
Organisers of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi have stated the athletes’ village will be completed on Wednesday – just four days ahead of the opening ceremony. Approximately 4,000 people are now working around the clock to get the village ready, as competitors from across the world begin to arrive.
Athletes from around the world have begun to arrive in New Delhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games. With fears of a cancellation fading, teams have begun final preparations before the opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3rd.
Australian officials have reiterated their commitment to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in an attempt to quell speculation over the future of the event. The first group of English athletes have also begun their journey as planned, while Canada has confirmed it has no intention of withdrawing.
With the opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games just days away, Indian officials have been leaping to the defence of their country. Negative headlines ahead of the launch have called into question the Asian superpower’s ability to host an event of such global significance, but India remains confident it will succeed.