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CWG delegates satisfied after visiting three venues

The delegates of Commonwealth Games Federation visited three venues and were satisfied with the progress of the work, said Lalit Bhanot, secretary general of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2009 22:54 IST

The delegates of Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) visited three venues on Friday and were satisfied with the progress of the work, said Lalit Bhanot, secretary general of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

The delegates from 71 countries were divided in three groups as they visited the venues for shooting range, rugby sevens and badminton.

"They were fully satisfied with the preparation," Bhanot told reporters during the regular briefing on Friday evening.

"We have organised a workshop for the representatives in which they will get more imformation about the preparation," he said.

Meanwhile, CGF Medical and Doping Commission chairman M. Jegathesan said after a meeting of the commission that plans were afoot to collect and test 1500 samples during the Games next year. "This will be the biggest number in a Commonwealth Games," he said.

"We visited the recently-WADA accredited National Doping Testing Laboratory and were very satisfied that it can handle the demands," Jegathesan said.

"We are also confident that the medical services will be completed on time. There will be 150 ambulances at various places during the Games."

Three hospitals AIIMS, RML and GD Pant will be kept ready to meet any situation.