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Grand Nehru Stadium in Photos July 29, 2010

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Commonwealth Games Delhi is just 66 days to go. And this tuesday, the completely remodelled Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremony of the games is about to be held, is been inaugurated by Indian Sports Minister MS Gill and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. This stadium was remodelled at the cost of Rs.960 crores. The stadium had delayed opening because of the delay in the construction of underground tunnel to the stadium.

This stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, lawn tennis,weightlifting and athletics events. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000. Kalmadi said the world will recognise India’s potential through Commonwealth Games. This stadium was constructed on 1982 for the Asian Games. The process of remodeling it for Commonwealth Games begin in January 2008. This stadium spans over a area of nearly 4 lakh sq.metres. It has internationally standard high strength steel erection. There is a tunnel of 150 m which connects the two ends of the stadium. It has integrated facilities for Training and Warmups. The competition lanes have Class-I certification. The entire building is earthquake resistant. All the stadiums are conducting the games now completed and inauguarted except the the one for weightlifting.

Though delayed, We are now almost ready to host the games. Let’s Come out and play!

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FIFA World Cup 2010 : The Fever’s Finals! July 11, 2010

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Who is the 'Champ'?

The football fever has reached the climax. Today, at Johannesburg, Spain and Netherlands will battle for one ultimate pride. It’s already clear that we are going to crown a new champions tonight. Spain is the European Champions and Netherlands have not lost a single match in this tournament.

Comparing the past matches between these two teams, Spain has won in 4 occasions in their 8 head-to-head meetings. Netherlands have won in 3 matches, while the other one is a draw. Netherland has scored 12 goals against Spain, while Spain has scored 10 goals. It’s not an easy job to predict the winner in this finals (as we are not ‘Octopus’).

As far as World Cup experience is concerned, Spain has made 12 World Cup appearances, while Netherlands have only 8. But, these past statistics don’t matters. What the players exhibit today will only matter. I support Spain. But, the truth is I haven’t seen any matches of Spain in this World Cup. I support them because I like Spain’s Rafael Nadal (World No.1 Tennis Player). Also, Nadal will be on Johannesburg today to support his team.

Who will win the Golden Boot?

That’s the big question. It depends on David Villa of Spain and Sneijder of Netherlands. If both of these man, doesn’t score tonight, then Germany’s Thomas Muller will take the Golden Boot.. My favourite for this honour is also Muller.

Anything may happen today, but, it’s surely going to be history!…

Nadal reaches the finals of Wimbledon 2010 July 2, 2010

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Rafael Nadal in action in his Semi-final match against Murray

Rafael Nadal has now reached the finals of the Wimbledon Grand Slam Championships 2010. In the semi-final, he thrashed World No.4 Andy Murray 6-4,7-6,6-4. I thought initially that this match may go upto five sets. But, Nadal played really well today. He broke Andy Murray serve 3 times in the match. Andy broke Nadal’s serve one time in the third set. In a particular stage, Nadal was trailing 3-4 to Andy Murray, but he broke Andy’s serve two straight times to clinch the victory. I think Nadal is all set for another Grand Slam.. All the best for Nadal..

Tomas Berdych

In the final, Nadal will face a person who beat the defending champion Roger Federer in quarter-finals, ya.. it’s Tomas Berdych. Tomas Berdych beat Djokovic in straight sets 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to enter the final. Tomas is also playing really great and he looks out in good form now. I think Nadal is ready for any challenges.. The final is going to be action packed ride..

Go Rafa… Grass will also be yours..!!

Badminton Gold(s) ready for India! June 27, 2010

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Good news to spirited sporting fans all-over the country!

The Indian Hope

Saina Nehwal, World No. 3 Badminton Player,already the first Indian Badminton player to win Super Series Badminton Title, also the first to clinch the Singapore Open Super Series title last week, clinches her third Super Series Badminton title today. She is really a 20 year old marvel from Hyderabad. She successfully defended her Indonesian Open Championship. In the final, she defeated Japan’s Sayaka Sato 21-19, 13-21, 21-11.

It’s an hatrick for Saina who the Indian Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Super Series in the last 2 weeks. I am upset when she lost in the quaterfinals of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. But, she improved here form very much. So, I am confidently saying that gold in Commonwealth, Asian, Olympic etc., Badminton events will be ours!

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India and our people are switching gradually from Cricket to the real sporting events. We are improving a lot in all sporting events. If there is no corruption in Sports Ministry, we can improve at the fastest pace. There are many Saina Nehwals left unnoticed in our country.

When they will come out?

Delhi’s calling :- “Come out and Play”

We’re saying :- “You corrupted officials, you got and we’ll play”

XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 : A Glimpse of the Games Village June 27, 2010

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Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium which host the Opening and Closing Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Games Village for the best ever Commonwealth Games to be hosted in our capital is located on the eastern banks of River Yamuna. This project is being undertaken by the Delhi Development Authority(DDA), which is an agency under Government of Delhi. It’s located off the National Highways 24 in the Noida Intersection near the Akshardham Temple. Games Village expand over an area of 63.5 hectare.

It includes 14 blocks, 34 towers and 1,168 air-conditioned flats. It will have two occupants per room. All these facilities were the provisioned to deliver the best ever Commonwealth Games. These will provide world-class infrastructure for more than 8,000 sports persons and official from around 71 nations. I am too excited on Googling about the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010’s venues. They are very great. Some nations thought that India can’t accomplish this mission. But, they have to think again! . He is an exclusive slideshow for you!

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The work for the Games Village is started in August 2007. I don’t know whether the work is finished or not. But, I hope that it will be done right on time. Let’s hope for the best!

The 10 days of Commonwealth Games will surely increase India’s level in the Global level. India will be on the center stage. It’s a good chance to showcase our potential. So, Indians please throw away the Gamble Cricket and start supporting the real sporting events!