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Delhi could host great Commonwealth Games: CGF delegates

delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2009 23:08 IST

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The Commonwealth Games Federation officials are optimistic that Delhi is on its way to hold "great" Games in 2010 as they inspected the venues of the next edition for the second successive day in New Delhi.

The delegates visited the shooting range in Tughlaqabad, Shooting range in Jamia Milia complex, the Rugby 7s facility in Delhi University and Siri Fort Complex where the badminton event is scheduled to take place.

The organising committee through a press release claimed that the visiting officials were impressed with the pace of the work.

Australia's Don Stockins, who has attended eight Games, was impressed with the preparations.

"So far it's good. The block that we visited in the Games Village was good; if all end up like that it will be great. Delhi will be a great host and it is a very pretty city," he was quoted as saying in the statement.

Jamaican Olympic Association Vice-President Donald Anderson said there should be no doubts that Delhi would be ready in time to host the XIX Commonwealth Games next year.

"I am optimistic as the signs I have seen are highly encouraging. Delhi is a great city and I expect to come again next year during the Commonwealth Games," the statement quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, CGF Medical and Doping Commission Chairman M Jegathesan said after a meeting of the Commission that they hope to collect and test 1500 samples during the Games.