The CommonWealth Games 2010 were held in Delhi, India between February 3-14th, 2010. The CWG was hosted by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Games were organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The Games have been described as the largest multi-sport event ever staged in Asia.
The CWG featured over 200 events in 31 sports, including athletics, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, football, gymnastics, hockey, kabaddi, lawn tennis, martial arts, netball, powerlifting, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, volleyball, wrestling, weight lifting, and yoga.
The CWG had four competitions:
1. The National Games – men’s and women’s track and field events;
2. The Asian Games – men’s and women’s track and field events; and
3. The Commonwealth Games – men’s and women’s track and field events.
4. The World Games – men’s and Women’s Track and Field Events
India has so far won 13 medals with five gold, five silver and three bronze and is currently placed sixth in the Commonwealth Games 2022 medals tally.
CommonWealth Games 2022
The CWG was first held in New Delhi, India in 1998. Since then, it has been held every four years. In 2010, the event was moved to South Africa due to security concerns related to terrorism.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
The CGF is the governing body for the CWG. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its current president is Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
Commonwealth Games Association (CCGA)
The CCGA is responsible for organising the CWG in each country. It is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In July 2017 the city council passed a motion to plan for a world-class biennial event in Birmingham between 2020 and 2032. The bid was submitted by the Birmingham 2022 team and they were successful in securing £20 million in government funding to help fund their plans. The project will focus on creating a major cultural festival for people across the UK, Europe and beyond. The event will take place over two years and will cover six themes: Culture, Heritage, Sustainable Living, Education, Food & Drink and Sport. Birmingham 2022 believes that these six themes align perfectly with our vision for Birmingham’s future.
Birmingham 2022 Strategy
The strategy outlines the aims and objectives of the event. These include:
• Developing a long term legacy for Birmingham, ensuring the event remains relevant and accessible to young people.
• Creating opportunities for local businesses and organisations to participate in the event.
• Ensuring the event promotes sustainability and makes a positive contribution towards reducing carbon emissions.
• Promoting Birmingham’s culture and heritage.
• Providing a safe environment for visitors.
• Encouraging participation and engagement with communities across the UK.
• Supporting the city’s economy.
India commonwealth games
Indian athletes have won a total of 503 medals at the Commonwealth Games. The first medal came in 1954, when Arun Kumar won the men’s 100 metres hurdles event. Since then, several Indians have won medals, including P. V. Sindhu, who won three silver medals in women’s badminton singles, doubles, and mixed doubles; Saina Nehwal, who won two bronze medals in women’s badminton singles and mixed doubles and list goes on.