kids encyclopedia robot

2010 Commonwealth Games facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
XIX Commonwealth Games
Host city New Delhi, India
Motto Come out and play
Nations participating 71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating 6081
Events 260 events in 17 disciplines
Opening ceremony 3 October
Closing ceremony 14 October
Officially opened by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Pratibha Patil, President of India
Main Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The 2010 Commonwealth Games is the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are being held in New Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010, the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.

The opening ceremony took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It is also the first time the Commonwealth Games is held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

While allegations of delays and corruption were a cause of concern before the start of the games, the games generally ran smoothly and the opening ceremony was described as "spectacular".

Host selection

Delhi was selected to host the Commonwealth Games, beating the bid from Hamilton on November 14 2003 at the Commonwealth Games Foundation General Assembly. This was India's third bid, bidding unsuccessfully in 1990 and 1994.

Images for kids

kids search engine
2010 Commonwealth Games Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.