For the past two weeks the nations of the Commonwealth focused on the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Continue reading
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
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 theme of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India was, Come out and Play, unfortunately, the outcome was more of a mixed bag that may well have left all of India wondering precisely what the country would have gained from the massive and expensive undertaking. Continue reading
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.