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Countdown to CWG

Brutally beaten a month ago, he swims to the semis — and a record

A month ago, Melkote Badrinath Balakrishnan lay on a hospital bed, writhing in pain.


All eyes on in-form Bopanna

Monday , 4 October '10

On Monday morning, Rohan Bopanna will step on the swanky new RK Khanna tennis stadium to take on Robert Buyinza from Uganda.
Australia's Yolane Kukla attends a practice session ahead at the S P Mukherjee Swimming Stadium in New Delhi.
Water world to engulf Games

Monday , 4 October '10

It will be a shoot-out between Australia and England in the pool; Emily Seebohm aims to win eight gold
President, Prince Charles jointly declare CWG open

Sunday , 3 October '10

The 19th Commonwealth Games was jointly declared open by Prince Charles and President of India Pratibha Patil.
Proud moment for India to host CWG: PM

Sunday , 3 October '10

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said it was indeed a proud moment for India to host the 19th edition of CWG in New Delhi.
Pakistani contingent marching past during the inaugural ceremony of CW Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
India welcome Pak CWG squad with open heart

Sunday , 3 October '10

The fascinating mix of culture and modernity enthralled the Pakistani contingent during their walk.
Cheers and jeers for Kalmadi at CWG opening ceremony

Sunday , 3 October '10

It was both cheers and jeers for Suresh Kalmadi when he made his speech while it was cheers all the way for Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.
Children welcome CWG guests with 'namaste'

Sunday , 3 October '10

Hundreds of schoolchildren attired in the tricolour welcomed guests with ace singer Hariharan.
Akhil eyes historic second successive CWG gold

Sunday , 3 October '10

Akhil Kumar is aiming to script history by becoming the first pugilist from the country to strike two successive golds at the event.
New Zealand gives a thumbs up to the Games

Sunday , 3 October '10

New Zealand's netball player and flag-bearer Irene Van Dyk described India as very beautiful country.
Orissa town excited about local weightlifter's CWG prospects

Sunday , 3 October '10

Twenty two-year-old Ravi Kumar from a small town in Orissa is one of the medal prospects for India in weightlifting.
Public transport is the best way to commute during CWG
Public transport best option to reach CWG venues

Sunday , 3 October '10

Delhi Metro and DTC have made elaborate arrangements for the commuters.
PC makes surprise visit to the CWG Main Press Centre

Sunday , 3 October '10

Chidambaram made a brief survey of the MPC which is being run by the Press Information Bureau.
Birju Maharaj won’t lead CWG dance team

Sunday , 3 October '10

Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj, who has choreographed the monsoon section of the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ segment for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Baby Deepika set to take the big step

Sunday , 3 October '10

She is the new kid on the block in a team that has stalwarts like Dola Banerjee and L Bombayla Devi.
Hockey men keen to break jinx

Sunday , 3 October '10

The media on Saturday finally got a look at the Indian men's hockey team.
The lit-up village and amphitheatre
Evenings at the Village Square

Sunday , 3 October '10

The swish International Zone at the CWG Village in Delhi is where athletes seek normalcy, away from gruelling workouts and practice sessions. Here, sportsmen mingle with each other, try out the spas and salons and dwell on mundane matters like choosing toothpaste.
An athlete undergoes a security check at the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi.
CWG: Unprecedented security cover in place

Saturday , 2 October '10

Helicopters with commandos will do aerial recce of Games Village and stadiums at regular intervals.
800-metre world record holder Rebecca Adlington will be part of a 45-strong England aquatic team.
CWG: World and Olympic champions make up for star pullouts

Saturday , 2 October '10

Steve Hooker, Rebecca Adlington, Leisel Jones, Ezekiel Kemboi will be among the crowd-pullers.
Members of England team pose with Indian artistes and officials during the flag hoisting at the CWG Village.
Taj Mahal, Indian jewellery top Games athletes' India plans

Saturday , 2 October '10

Foreign athlete are itching to see Taj Mahal, bazaars in Delhi, pick up souvenirs and sample the street life of the country.