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    Well done Delhi

    Well done to Delhi who created history in getting the 2010 Commonwealth Games. I should imagine the Indian Government wont stuff up and not make themselves look idiots, although it could go the other way.
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    Yeah it's great news though its a long way away . The Afro-Asian Games held last month in Hyderabad did the trick as it greatly impressed the Asian and African officials with the infrastructure and the hospitality and it helped in securing their votes. Now the Indian gov has vowed to build the same kind of infrastructure in Delhi. But the officials have some tough tasks on their hand now as they to widen the roads by downing some buildings , building a lot more flyovers , keep the roads clean,etc,. It takes a tough administration too to build the kind of infrastructure available in cities like Bangalore,Hyderabad,etc,. as there will always be protests like spend it on the poor than building or renovating the stadiums. BTW, here is the



    Afro-Asian Games Website

    Delhi CWG Games Bid Website

    Hope these are held successfully so that India can bid for the 2020 Olympics ( 2016 would be hard for India as Hyderabad is bidding for 2014 Asian Games and 2 yrs is too short a time ).
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    Having never visited Hyderbad, what is it like as a city? I gather it would be very big but is it modernised before the Afro-Asian games?

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    thats great news. i will go to it.

    craig, have you ever visited delhi ? i live in delhi

    also expecting that hyderabad hosts the formula 1 in 2006. hyderabad can be the sports capital of india, the way things r going.

    also i am sure that india (delhi/hyderabad) will host the 2020 olympics. india was supposed to host it in 2012, but dont know why indias name wasnt even in the bids.

    vishnureddy, hows hyderabad like ? i also havent been to hyderabad. also, did u go to c the afro-asian games ?


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    amit , yeah i went to see the Afro Asian Games almost every day . On the F1 thing , there is intense battle going on between Hyderabad and Bangalore for that. A week back Hyderabad has received 3 agreements from F1 and a meeting is said to have taken place in London .

    On hyderabad, it was a backward city till about 6-7 years back. But a new chief minister came into power named Naidu and he is pro-western . He set about improving the state by giving importance to Education and software & technology side. He set about improving the city by demolishing some buildings to widened the congested roads and made the roads clean ( no cows on roads which some people associate with India) and planted lots of trees in the city which resulted in the city getting best clean & green city in India. He gave a lot of importance to IT sector and built a separate city on the outskirts named Hitech City. Here is a website on that. He brought Clinton and Bill Gates to the city when they were visiting India and proposed to them to invest. The same thing took Bangalore 3 decades to achieve and it impressed a lot of companies and now companies like Microsoft , Oracle, CA , HSBC , Bankof America,DELL, Siemens , General Electric (GE ) , etc,. made Hyderabad as their development centres or started back office operations here . India normally only wins one medal in Olympics and in the 2000 Sydney games a state girl won the bronze medal which is only medal India won and it brought a lot of fame to the state. And so he has turned his focus onto sports. He again built on the outskirts of the city a group of stadiums of Boxing,Swimming , athletics, tennis,etc, all side-by-side within walkable distance within 6 months. He got the National Games held last year in Hyd. The 1st edition of the Afro-Asian Games was decided just 3 months before to try to win the CWG bid and about 2,500 athletes from around 90 countries were expected. Two field hockey stadiums with floodlights were built in a record time of 69 days and some other stadia were built and the games were held successfully . The way it was held and the opening and closing ceremonies greatly impressed the delegates of those countries and it helped in winning the CWG bid. To maintain those stadia he roped in IMG which has academies in Florida to start its academies first time outside Florida in Hyderabad which will be its academy for whole of Asia. It is also going to build Basketball stadias and Golf courses and has vowed to bring in PGA Tour to Hyderabad and for the first time WTA Tennis Event was held in India in Hyderabd this year. BTW , football was held on the stadium in which match is going to be played tomorrow. Hyderabad Cricket Association had only got 10 days and so hope they will make it ready for Cricket. This will also be the last cricket match in this stadium after which it will be made exclusive for Football while a new cricket stadium is being built on the outskirts of the city. Hyderabad is one of the more cleaner cities in India and is one of the more pleasant ones unlike some other metro cities with some historical monuments . Here is where you can find some more information here

    http://www.hydonline.com/
    http://www.reachouthyderabad.com/


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    Here is a link which shows photos of some of the stadias built before last year

    http://www.reachouthyderabad.com/sports/stadiums.htm

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    My Apologies but why is India hosting this event. It is a nation on the way up, but don't they have better things to spend tax payers money. IMO, the money could be better spent on other things and maybe 20 years down the pipeline they could host the games, but ATM is doesn't seem right...
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    1) The alternative was Hamilton, and Canada had the games in 1994

    2) Major sporting events are huge boosts for the area in many ways and often return profits (Sydney 2000 anyone?)
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    Originally posted by amits
    thats great news. i will go to it.

    craig, have you ever visited delhi ? i live in delhi
    Unfortunatly not. I'm sure it is quite an amazing city and very interesting.

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    the games should be great for the whole indian economy, some sports will definatley have to change their preparations for them though
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    Originally posted by nibblet
    My Apologies but why is India hosting this event. It is a nation on the way up, but don't they have better things to spend tax payers money. IMO, the money could be better spent on other things and maybe 20 years down the pipeline they could host the games, but ATM is doesn't seem right...
    It's a brilliant way to give the local economy a kick up the pants. Manchester has never looked back.

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    Originally posted by nibblet
    My Apologies but why is India hosting this event. It is a nation on the way up, but don't they have better things to spend tax payers money. IMO, the money could be better spent on other things and maybe 20 years down the pipeline they could host the games, but ATM is doesn't seem right...
    This is the criticizm received by the officials whenever they try to bring big events . In India money is spent on many useless things , spending on these type of things will improve the economy and is much better use of money than some others.The same is happ with F1 too as it requires around Rs 700 Crores ( 1 crore = 10 million ) but the Gov is adamnant about it saying it will give a boost to the economy .

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    Originally posted by vishnureddy
    Here is a link which shows photos of some of the stadias built before last year

    http://www.reachouthyderabad.com/sports/stadiums.htm
    they look awesome. top-classs facilities, only issue i have is the aquatic centre not having a roof on. otherwise they look brilliant
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    Here is another interesting one. Canada surprised India by announcing $ 3.2 million dollars to the commonwealth nations to train their athletes just 2-3 days before the voting and India retaliates by announcing $7.2 million to the 72 nations just before the voting

    On an off topic one , here is a terrific one on why Global Firms heading for Hyderabad .

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by vishnureddy
    This is the criticizm received by the officials whenever they try to bring big events . In India money is spent on many useless things , spending on these type of things will improve the economy and is much better use of money than some others.The same is happ with F1 too as it requires around Rs 700 Crores ( 1 crore = 10 million ) but the Gov is adamnant about it saying it will give a boost to the economy . [/QUOTE

    The old saying "you have to spend money to make money" ring a bell? Those critizising are just anti-progress.

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