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What is common wealth game. Why it is being arranged by India?

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Asked by ahmad x, 19 Nov '09 01:39 am
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The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada where 11 countries sent 400 athletes to take part in 6 sports and 59 events. Bobby Robinson, a major influence within athletics in Canada at the time, finally implemented the event that had been talked about amongst Commonwealth nations for over thirty years with the City of Hamilton providing $30,000 to help cover travelling costs of the participating nations.Since then, the Games have been conducted every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) and the event has seen many changes, not least in its name. From 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as the British Empire Games, from 1954 until 1966 the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and from 1970 to 1974 they took on the title of British Commonwealth Games. It was the 1978 Games in Edmonton that saw this unique, world class, multi-sports event change its name to the Commonwealth Games.The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth edition of the Co ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 19 Nov '09 01:45 am

 
  
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All those countries under british samrajya earlier get together
Answered by commonsense, 19 Nov '09 02:27 am

 
  
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The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. Held every four years, it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. Attendance at the Commonwealth Games is typically around 5,000 athletes. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.

The first such event, then known as the British Empire Games, was held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978.[1]

As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball.

There are currently 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participate in the Games. The four constituent countries of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Nor ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 19 Nov '09 03:35 pm

 
  
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The scamsters made money by hoisting it in dili. Shiela the old lady now looks like old hag been implicated in wongdoings.
Answered by victor, 21 Feb 10:44 pm

 
  
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New Delhi: With 486 days left for the Commonwealth Games, India today named three hotels that will play host to top VIPs who would be in the national capital.

The three hotels - Hotel Ashok, Samrat and Janpath, all under the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, a government of India undertaking - would also fill the need for hotel rooms in the capital.

The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi and the ITDC today signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard.

Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed said a budget of around Rs.300 crore (Rs.30 million), including the share of the government and the private sector, will be spent on the renovation of these hotels so that it could roll out the red carpet for international guests.

"A total of Rs.146 crore has been sanctioned for the renovation work and upgradation of Hotel Ashok. Also, we have signed a contract with the Delhi Development Authority to furnish the DDA flats up to the standards of three-st ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 20 Nov '09 01:17 pm

 
  
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Common wealth countries are those countries, those who were under British Rule earlier like India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Canada, Australia and so on.
Like in Asian games, Asian countries participate and games are arranged in one of the Asian country or in African Games African countries participat and games are held in one of the African country.
In Common wealth games, commonwealth country participate. India is one of the country in it so these games are in India, It keeps on changing as in case of Olyempics.
Answered by rajendra partap sinha, 19 Nov '09 09:46 pm

 
  
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The Commonwealth Games is a sporting event staged between the elite athletes of countries from the Commonwealth. It is held every four years, and is conducted over many sports, in a format much like the Olympic Games.
The Commonwealth Games attracts the top athletes of member nations of the Commonwealth, thus making it a world-class competition, second only to the Olympic Games in many people's opinion.
The Commonwealth Games are unique in the world of sport as it is based on a historical linkage of Commonwealth countries, not based on geographic features such as the Asian, Pan Am and African Games, or based on climatic conditions such as the Winter Olympics. The Games are also unique as it shares a common language, unlike the Olympic Games, as all athletes and officials can speak with each other in English, creating an atmosphere that has led to the Commonwealth Games being long known as the 'Friendly Games'.
Answered by Sindhu menon, 19 Nov '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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It is sports.
Answered by Nachiket, 19 Nov '09 09:49 am

 
  
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