The foot overbridge collapse at the presitigious Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi yesterday. The rains have been affecting the last minute rush to finish the projects related to the Games which is to be held between October three and 14.
Part of the ceiling of the newly-built weightlifting venue, also at the Nehru stadium, has reportedly collapsed.
7,000 participants and officials from 71 countries and territories are expected to attend the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, India`s biggest sporting event after the 1982 Asian Games it hosted in New Delhi.
Members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales, which detail some very embarrassing observations regarding the cleanliness of the residential zone of the Games Village.
CGF president Mike Fennell shot off a letter to the Cabinet Secretary, asking him to take immediate steps to fix the deficiencies in the residential zone of the Village, which he said has “shocked” advance parties from New Zealand, Canada, Scotland and Ireland because of its unhygienic condition.
The Channel 7 journalist, who reportedly also filmed black-market explosives on sale near the Capital, walked into the venue carrying the case, capable of triggering up to 200 explosions, without any checks. the reporter walking into the cordoned off area with the over-sized, wheeled suitcase when a gate was opened to allow a police convoy through.
England’s world champion triple jumper Phillips Idowu became the latest star to pull out of the Commonwealth Games.
Kenya`s Olympic 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop and women`s world 10,000 champion Linet Masai have pulled out of next month`s Commonwealth Games.