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                                                                                      CONTENTS    I. II. Abstract……………………………………………………….. 3 Introduction………………………………………………….. 5

III. Commonwealth Games 2010: Overview……………… 7 1. Facilities…………………………………………………….. 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sporting…………………………………………… Non- Sporting……………………………………. Games Village…………………………………….

2. Key Stakeholders………………………………………….. IV. V. VI. Impact on Various Sectors……………………………… 20 Recommendations………………………………………… 28 Conclusion………………………………………………….. 38 40

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                                               I.   ABSTRACT

It was called Great Britain because of its rich history, of having ruled over infinite masses all across the globe under the crown of the British Empire. This great empire organised an inter-colony sporting event, which after many years, came to be known by the name of The Commonwealth Games. Now, after 22 years, New Delhi, the capital city of India has won the bid for organising the 9th Commonwealth Games in the year 2010. It follows, then, that like any other host country, India is in the process of investing a great amount of effort in putting together this hallmark event, and is determined to make a favourable mark on the global scene. However, the question then arises of whether the city is prepared enough to organise such an event. Also in what different ways does it hope to benefit from this international contest? After spending a huge amount of time and money in preparing for the said event, what kind of plans does the government then have for using the so established facilities to their best capacity after the event is over? In what manner does it propose, if at all, to attempt to gain the maximum returns from the newly set up infrastructure? Will it end up becoming a ‘white elephant’ leading the economy into a crisis of intimidating dimensions? Yet another issue that arises out of such an event is the question of sustainable development, in order to avoid the urban blight of the capital city of Delhi. This paper aims at highlighting key issues related to the organisation of the Commonwealth Games 2010, and the utilisation of the so established world class facilities after the event is over. The following section deals with factual information regarding the infrastructural facilities that have been built or are under construction for the Games, and also gives a brief account of the hopes that the people of Delhi have from them. The paper concludes with suggestions and recommendations with respect to the concerns raised, in order to make the event a successful, satisfying and enriching experience, for the viewing as well as the host community.

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Glossary
Commonwealth Games: The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years between 53 Commonwealth nations, once colonies of the British Empire. The first such event was held in 1930, then known as The British Empire Games. Later, its name was changed to The British Empire and the Commonwealth Games in 1954, followed by The British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and finally, it assumed its present name, The Commonwealth Games, with the motto: Humanity, Equality, Destiny.

Host Community/Nation: Mega events such as The Commonwealth Games are generally held in different locations across the world at stipulated intervals of time. The country hosting the event is known as the Host Community or Host Nation.

Olympics: Originally held in ancient Greece, the Olympic Games or the Olympics are an international multi-sport event held every four years (also known as Summer Olympics) since 1896, with a single exception during the two world wars. The Olympics were revived by a French nobleman, Pierre Fredy Baron de Coubertin, in the 19th century.

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