Commonwealth Games 2010

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The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events. It was the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.

The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (representing Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth) and President of India Pratibha Patil officially declared the Games open.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the host nation, India, attended the opening ceremony as well. It was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India

The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman.

Initially, several concerns and controversies surfaced before the start of the Games. Despite these concerns, all member nations of the Commonwealth of Nations participated in the event.The final medal tally was led by Australia. The host nation India gave its strongest performance yet to emerge second, while England placed third. India won 101 medals in total, including 38 Gold medals. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (representing Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth) and President of India Pratibha Patil officially declared the Games open.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the host nation, India, attended the opening ceremony as well. It was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India

The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman.

Initially, several...
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