The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi (India) fro, October 3-14, 2010. The Delhi CWG games 2010 were held in true style with more than 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competing in 21 sports and 272 events. Shera was the official mascot of the games and AR Rahman’s “Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto” was the official song of the Delhi Commonwealth games.
Though much was said about the organizing abilities of the country even before the games started, things started melting down, particularly after the opening ceremony. Charges of corruption were levied against the CWG federation, organizing committee, and even the Prime Minister’s Office was not spared. The Delhi government, led by Sheila Dikshit, and respected institutions such as DDA, NDMC, Metro, and others were not spared either and the nation witnessed many blame games happening. However, things start changing after a successful organization and athletes who previously feared for life, safety, and hygiene applauded the efforts of all involved and the great hospitality they enjoyed while being a part of the Commonwealth games.
There may be charges of corruption and Commonwealth games scam against some but Delhi and its people will surely appreciate all the things that have changed the state and city for the better. There were no security fears, the city shine like ever before, new Metro routes were laid-out and completed, roads and malls beautified, and the best part is that every one joined in the celebrations to enjoy the biggest event for India in the recent times.
Some even went to the extent of saying that opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth games were better than the Olympics and the last CWG and even in the Commonwealth games history. The preparations were good, food fabulous, and visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra a journey to remember forever. Some even think that the Delhi games have bettered the Commonwealth games 2006 held in Melbourne, Australia and set an example for Glasgow to relive Commonwealth games 2014 from 23 July – 3 August, 2014.
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