Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wales arrive at CWG Village; first look makes an impression

Team Wales was all excited at its arrival at the Commonwealth Games village this evening, with school students putting up a colourful performance before them.

Team Official John Dallimore, who also heads the team of shooters, appreciated the good sites at the village. This was his third visit to Delhi and fifth official visit to India. There are 24 shooters in the Wales delegation.

He rubbished most of the negative reporting about the CWG 2010 by the Indian media and that back home as 'overhyped'. ''The information that has been coming out from our management has been positive and I am passing the same to my team. We are proud to be here,'' he said.

Mr Dallimore was also all kudos about the Indian shooters as he said his country was prepared, but felt India would be the best in the segment.

Talking about the facilities and arrangements at the Games village, he said the residential quarters were clean, spacious and very nice. ''We are happy with the facilities. Having visited six CWGs, I would have to say that this is the best,'' he told UNI post-welcome ceremony, while also appreciating the ambience at the Village. The chef de mission of Wales, Chris Jenkins, who had also visited Delhi earlier acknowledged the improvements made in the infrastructure and other amenities at the village and confessed ''now that the facilities have been upgraded, our focus has shifted to athletics''.

Mr Jenkins, however, emphasised that he would now like to see if the Organising Committee can maintain the improvements.

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