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Kalmadi claims CWG OC has CGF chief Fennell's support

Giving out clear signals that the Commonwealth Games organisers are ready to bury the hatchet with their international bosses, OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said they have the backing of CGF chief Michael Fennell and all issues with the parent body will be resolved.

The 2010 CWG and Commonwealth Games Federation top brass have been engaged in a public spat for some time now but two days before he is to meet Fennell to sort out the issues, Kalmadi claimed the OC has the support of the CGF chief.

"Of course, we have had great support of the Commonwealth Games Federation Present Fennell. I am sure all issues will be resolved and the Games will be held in the most conducive atmosphere," Kalmadi said ahead of the launch of Queens Baton Relay on Thursday.

Before departing India, Kalmadi had already tone down his earlier tough stand of demanding transfer of CGF chief executive Mike Hooper from Delhi as he was of "no use" and "impediment" to the working of the OC, saying he did not want any more confrontation.

Kalmadi assured that the OC and Government of India were leaving no stone unturned to make the Games a mega success.

"We have had unstinted support of Government of India, especially Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sports Minister MS Gill. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been working hard to make Delhi a world class city," he said in the presence of Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and tennis star Sania Mirza.
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What are these guys smoking ??

Nehru Stadium work misses deadline for 2010 games

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/nehru-stadium-work-misses-deadline-for-2010-games/103985-5.html?from=tn


New Delhi: Reconstruction of the 27-year-old Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will miss the December 31 deadline and the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Commonwealth Games would need three more months to get ready because a newly proposed tunnel has to be built.


The 150-metre-long tunnel, which will open up at theCentre, has been designed to connect the two ends of the stadium. The tunnel will be used by the performers to enter the ground during the ceremonies.


Sports Minister MS Gill said a cultural committee, headed by Tamil film maker Bharat Bala, wanted the tunnel. The other members of the committee are film maker Shyam Benegal, lyricists Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi.


"We have to showcase the rich cultural diversity of India. The Prime Minister and the cabinet want the opening and closing ceremonies to highlight Indian culture and for that we formed this committee. The committee suggested the construction of the tunnel," Gill said on Monday while reviewing the progress of work at the stadium.


The stadium, with a seating capacity of about 75,000, was built in 1982 when India hosted the Asian Games.


Gill said the overseas experts, working round the clock at the stadium, promised to make it a world class facility.


"The stadium is a complex work of engineering, involving high technology. Experts from Germany, Mexico, Switzerland and India are working to give it a shape. There is no doubt that it is going be a world class stadium and we shall be proud of it," Gill said.


"We are trying to set an architectural landmark. I have had discussions with the engineers and officials here and I am satisfied with the way things are going."


A senior engineer, associated with the stadium since the beginning of reconstruction, told IANS that the stadium can be completed only by March.


"First the deadline was December 31. Just a week ago we were told about the tunnel. It's a new addition to the project. It will now take around 165 days more and we could hopefully be ready by March end. The track can be laid only after the completion of the tunnel," he said.


Gill said he has spoken to Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell and will meet him October 28 during the Queen's Baton Relay in London.


"The Prime Minister has himself given a statement on Sunday and it should assure everyone that we will be ready in time for the Games. I will be meeting Fennell in London and sort out all outstanding issues," Gill said.


Gill also visited the swimming pool at Talkotara Sports Complex.
 

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A labourer works inside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, which is undergoing refurbishment, one of the venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, October 26, 2009. The head of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) believes there are "enormous" challenges facing the event and earlier this month urged New Delhi organisers to hire a slew of foreign experts to ensure the Games are a success.

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The head of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) believes there are "enormous" challenges facing the event and earlier this month urged New Delhi organisers to hire a slew of foreign experts to ensure the Games are a success.
That explains a lot of negativity being propagated through the media over and above some well-deserved criticism. First it was the pressure to take their insurance and now this. If they don't get to make money they are going to crib over it.
 

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^^ this can easily be converted to state-of-the-art cricket stadium for 2011 WC once 2010 CWG are done. field is big enough for cricket ground. why waste money on new stadium or garbage like ferozshah kotla. :eek:hno:
Kotla has already been upgraded few years back. It now has 55000 capacity. Apart from this, there is another ODI venue in NCR (in Faridabad). Why convert every other stadium into a cricket stadium. Other sports are not important?
 

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A labourer works inside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, which is undergoing refurbishment, one of the venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, October 26, 2009. The head of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) believes there are "enormous" challenges facing the event and earlier this month urged New Delhi organisers to hire a slew of foreign experts to ensure the Games are a success.

More here........
http://www.nypost.com/t/Jawaharlal_Nehru!2#topic_photo_div
Stadium looks good. I hope they update it with new high tech electornic score boards and cool graphics.
 

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Kotla has already been upgraded few years back. It now has 55000 capacity. Apart from this, there is another ODI venue in NCR (in Faridabad). Why convert every other stadium into a cricket stadium. Other sports are not important?
thats exactly my point. after kotla upgrade, it finally qualifies to be mentioned as garbage. lets not even talk about it b4 upgrade. Kotla is junk. just look at the upgrade. its columns after columbs obstructing the view. its just plain shit compared to CMG stadium.
 

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thats exactly my point. after kotla upgrade, it finally qualifies to be mentioned as garbage. lets not even talk about it b4 upgrade. Kotla is junk. just look at the upgrade. its columns after columbs obstructing the view. its just plain shit compared to CMG stadium.
So then we can build another stadium. Why do we need to convert JLN stadium to cricket stadium. My point is that, it has been used for so many purposes since decades, why should it be sacrificed for cricket.
 

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A labourer works inside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, which is undergoing refurbishment, one of the venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, October 26, 2009. The head of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) believes there are "enormous" challenges facing the event and earlier this month urged New Delhi organisers to hire a slew of foreign experts to ensure the Games are a success.

More here........
http://www.nypost.com/t/Jawaharlal_Nehru!2#topic_photo_div
shame. one worker?? and they wonder why venues are behind schedule. I've always said this but there are many images with a few workers doing work inside a venue. One would expect reasonably sized teams given the deadlines.
 

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You are right,
The ones in the forum whining are cross post guys from other countries or some cinical guys who just copy paste from other websites, they do not comment anything because they know nothing either.

Crime: Abuja Nigeria still was a candidate for 2014 and won more than 20 votes.

Rio: The joint crime capital of Brazil (along with Sao Paulo) won the 2016 bid.
Rio has 33% more crime than the second worst crime 2016 candidate city, Chicago.

Berlin - East is notorious for its own reasons and Capetwon is no by means a saint city. These are FIFA WC hosts.

Again Crime is a non issue for Delhi, I say Delhi is safer than Melbourne wherein there have been more than 100 violent cases just on racial discrimation in 3 months.

Latest: These were on a global scale
Australia's bustling cities of Sydney and Melbourne have been voted as the "most unfriendly and unsafe" places to live in by over 6,000 overseas students, according to a latest survey.

The cities, which recently witnessed a spate of racial attacks were dubbed by overseas students as unsafe and inhospitable, the AAP report said.

The two were ranked the "most dangerous" and "unfriendly" places to live in, ahead of Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide, it said.
Any chance you could post the links to the sources of your data?
 
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