Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scotland team arrives in New Delhi for Commonwealth Games

The contingent of Scotland for the Commonwealth Games-2010 arrived here on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Australian and Kenyan contingent arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport

The arrival of players and officials from participating member nations picked pace on Saturday.

Policemen and volunteers of the Commonwealth Games were seen at the airport to receive and guide the contingent from Edinburgh.

Armed policemen escorted the Scottish team members to board the special coaches to ferry them to the Game Village.

The Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell said on Saturday that there would be full participation by all countries in the Games.

So far all national delegations appear to be attending the Games after pledges from the Indian government that the event would be ready on time.

The Indian government is rushing against time to ensure preparations are complete ahead of the opening.

The Games are due to commence on October 3 and end on the 14th.

India is expecting about two million tourists in New Delhi for the Games, as well as about 10,000 athletes from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states.

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