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Commonwealth Games 2010 @ Delhi, India

October 2, 2010

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium, in Delhi. It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games is held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

The preparations for the games received criticism in news media due to issues including: bad weather, infrastructural compromise, preparation delays (in particular, that of the Games Village[2][3]), the withdrawal of prominent athletes,[4] and allegations of widespread corruption.[5] However no nations have withdrawn and the games have not been postponed.

The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi is being taken around the city in the final lap of its magnificent journey across the country, reports India Today.

The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi started in the city from Vijay Chowk at 7 am today and reached India Gate. Earlier, the baton was given a rousing welcome as it reached Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi’s headquarters on Thursday.

The baton will be later put on display at Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple from where it will travel to the Delhi Secretariat.

On Saturday, the baton will be taken to Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib where it will be kept for 20 minutes for visitors. Thereafter, the baton will travel to St. Columba’s Cathedral and also visit the Rail Museum in Chankyapuri en route to the Games Village.

The Queen’s Baton will reach Games Village at 10.55 am where it will be on display for 45 minutes. It will then be taken on a trip to city landmarks like Akshardham Temple, Rajghat, Red Fort and Jama Masjid. The journey will conclude at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where the Games opening ceremony takes place on Sunday.

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