Whither the Commonwealth Games

10968The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially opened on Wednesday last, 23 July, in a truly warm and welcoming manner evident in the cultural package presented to the world.

The commencement of the latest edition of the Commonwealth Games has given Glasgow a level of global attention that it more than deserves after spending the last six years in preparing to be gracious hosts to the Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) of the 71-member Commonwealth. Continue reading

Gold at the 19th Commonwealth Games

Natasha Mayers has handed St Vincent and the Grenadines its first gold medal in the sport of Athletics at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games when she won the 100m at the 19th edition of the event in Delhi, India, on the second day of the athletics competition.

Mayers’ achievement places her alongside Frankie Lucas, another Vincentian, who was at the time resident in the United Kingdom, won gold at the Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1974, in the Middleweight Division (75kg) of the Boxing competition. Continue reading

The drama of Delhi

Tomorrow the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), proprietor of the quadrennial Commonwealth Games, will convene yet another General Assembly. Unlike many of these Assemblies this one promises to be very acrimonious and reminiscent of the one held two years ago in The Gambia. The latter was held following the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India.

Two days from now, 3 October 2010, the Commonwealth Games will begin in Delhi.

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