English_Master April 7, 2016 No Comments
COMMON WEALTH GAMES -2010 PEEP INTO THE PAST Games are played not only to get into the arena and showcase the skill of each participating country, but it promotes integration among nations which comes as a discount! Like Olympic Games, Common Wealth Games are also played once in four years. Last time, with India hosting the games for the first time, it was held from 3rd to 14th October, 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The opening and closing ceremony were held at the same venue. The organizer is Common Wealth Games Federation (CWGF). The first of this sort of game was held in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario in Canada, with just 11 countries participating. At that time it was called as the “British Empire Games.” It then underwent changes, thrice, as “British Empire Common Wealth Games” in 1954, and as “British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and then, as just, “Common Wealth Games,” in 1978. It is better known as Multinational sports as 17 games were in the agenda. The last game held in New Delhi in 2010 was the 19th edition/chapter of the games. Altogether 53 countries have participated, comprising 71 teams. And as many as 5, 000 players had taken part in it. Rich as...
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