Thursday, September 30, 2010

Around 1250 athletes to check into CWG Games Village today

A strong contingent of around 1250 athletes and officials is arriving in Delhi today to participate in the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, thereby taking the total number of participants past 5500.

The contingent from England is the largest to arrive today with the 124-member team comprising of participants from swimming and other disciplines. The Papua New Guinea's contingent is the second largest with 119 athletes, followed by New Zealand with 94 athletes.

The Australian contingent of 87 members arriving today will have participants in hockey, tennis, squash, wrestling and boxing.

Among the other large teams arriving today are those of Canada (79), Mauritius (75), Bangladesh (59), Wales (42) and Malaysia (39).

Apart from these, officials and athletes from Sierra Leone, Kiribati, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, South Africa, British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man, Canada, St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Lesotho are also arriving today.

The contingent from Antigua and Barbuda will have participants from boxing, swimming, cycling and shooting. The hockey, squash and table tennis teams from Malaysia and the shooting team from Singapore are also arriving today.

The Chefs-de-Mission of Solmon Islands, Sierra Leone, Turks and Caicos Islands and Grenada will arrive along with international media contingent, to be a part of Delhi 2010.

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