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