Games Village

  • 'Toilet trouble' at Olympic Games Village July 24, 2012

    London: Transport and security woes came visiting the London Olympics organisers in ample measure ahead of the greatest sporting show on earth, forcing the athletes to experience a different kind of trouble at the Games Village in London. Sharing of a toilet among four sportspersons, and sometimes even by six...
  • Indian boxing squad arrives in Olympics Village July 20, 2012

    London: A 13-member Indian boxing squad on Friday arrived in the Olympic Games Village here from their pre-games training centre at Bradford. The team travelled by train from Bradford to Kingscross, from where they were received by the officials of the LOCOG. At the village the squad was welcomed by Deputy chef...
  • CWG flats auctioned; highest bid at Rs 7.31 crore May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Eighty-seven flats in the Commonwealth Games Village out of 110 put on sale found buyers on Monday with the highest bid for a dwelling going beyond Rs 7.31 crore. Sale of tenders and their submission for the flats went on till 2 pm on Monday and later the bids...
  • CWG: Home owners caught in DDA, Emaar tussle November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: One year after the Commonwealth Games those who booked flats in the Games Village are yet to get possession. Over 450 home buyers paid Rs two crores each, that's around Rs 1500 crore for flats in the games village. Rajiv and Upasana are among the 450 who booked a...
  • Shunglu report indicts EMAAR MGF for CWG loss March 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The VK Shunglu Committee, enquiring into corruption in the Commonwealth Games, has submitted its second report to the Cabinet Secretary. The report dealt with corruption in building of the Commonwealth Games Village. According to the Shunglu panel report, the total loss to the exchequer because of corruption and delays...
  • War of words within UPA govt over Akshardham January 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Saturday responded to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, after the Minister declared that structures like the Akshardham temple and the Commonwealth Games Village had destroyed the Yamuna riverbed. Dikshit said, "I do not know in which context Ramesh spoke. Both Akshardham and Games Village...
  • Delhi CM counters Ramesh over Akshardham January 8, 2011

    Sheila Dixit said both Commonwealth Games Village and Akshardham temple had got green clearance. ...
  • Jairam sees red over Delhi's Akshardham temple January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh says the Akshardham temple in Delhi never had environmental clearance. Ramesh said that the builders of the temple did not apply for the environmental clearance. The temple has been built on the Yamuna riverbed. He has also questioned the clearance given to the Commonwealth Games village. The...
  • I-T to probe overbilling of CWG Village goods October 25, 2010

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games probe gets wider - Income Tax (I-T) department to investigate over billing of goods used in the Games Village. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) will be expanding the scope of its audit. The CAG will be examining contracts between parties responsible for construction related...
  • CWG Village builders penalised Rs 183 cr October 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The guests have left the Commonwealth Games Village and the ghosts are returning to haunt the builder Emaar MGF and DDA which were awarded the project. The Urban Development Ministry which governs the DDA has fired the first salvo against the builder. CNN-IBN learns that DDA is taking...
  • "No Aussie involved in CWG hooliganism" October 15, 2010

    Melbourne: Australia's Commonwealth Games boss Perry Crosswhite on Friday denied involvement of any Australian athlete in the vandalism at the Games Village. It has been reported that some Australian athletes went on a rampage at Village following India's fabulous Test series win over Australia, out of frustration. The report said the Aussies...
  • Aussie minister happy he was frisked at Village October 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Instead of feeling offended after he was frisked by securitymen at the Commonwealth Games Village here on Friday, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said it was "good thing" that Indian authorities are taking the issue of security seriously. Arbib got a taste of the tight security when his car...
  • Chidambaram reviews security at Games venues September 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday reviewed final security arrangements for the Village and the various venues where the Games are to begin on Sunday. Chidambaram met his officials amid concerns that terrorists could target the event. The meting was attended by Home Secretary G K Pillai,...
  • Pak envoy to India is the newest critic of CWG September 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The latest to express reservations over the lack of proper preparations in relation to the upcoming Commonwealth Games is Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik. Shahid Malik on Monday inspected the accommodation provided for his nation's competitors at the Commonwealth Games Village and said work was still needed...
  • Smooth ride for Delhiites on Day 1 of CWG lanes September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Monday was the first day of exclusive Commonwealth Games lanes, but Delhiites bracing for the worst had a surprisingly decent ride with no major traffic jams. Delhiites woke up to a Monday morning getting the first taste of restrictions on the streets ahead of the Commonwealth Games. First day...
  • Dikshit slams DDA, builder for CWG Village mess September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday claimed that there was no deadline to clean up the Commonwealth Games Village even though a little more than half of the flats are ready to be occupied. Dikshit also blamed the Delhi Development Authority and DA and Emaar MGF for...
  • Snake found in athlete's room at CWG Village September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the problems confronting the organisers of the Commonwealth Games with the South African envoy in Delhi, claiming that a snake was found in an athlete's room in the Village. A snake was found in a room in the residential tower, earmarked for...
  • CWG: African nations cry discrimination September 27, 2010

    In addition to the numerous controversies surrounding the Games, African diplomats have now complained that Australia and New Zealand have been provided with better accommodation arrangements. ...
  • Clean-up will be finished by Wednesday: Dikshit September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday morning met officials from the CWG Organising Committee, the Delhi Development Authority and the Municipal Corporation and said, “Work is on track and I assure that all the cleanliness work will be done. All the flats will be handed over by Wednesday.” Completion...
  • Kalmadi takes media on CWG Village tour September 25, 2010

    A media contingent was taken inside the Commonwealth Games Village by the Organising Committee on Saturday. CNN-IBN Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra was also part of the contingent. Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi showed the media around the facilities with a glint in his eye. ...
  • Commonwealth Games back on track September 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Nine days to go for the Games to begin and a certain amount of uncertainty about the Games taking place in the first place seems to be over. Delhi's Commonwealth Games will not be dented by the lack of athletes attending the Games. There wouldn’t be large scale...
  • Fennell gives a thumbs up to Games Village September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Finally some good news for the organisers of the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi. The Games Federation President Mike Fennell, who had described the Games Village as unlivable a couple of days back, says condition has improved significantly. "The briefing I received from my CEO Mike Hooper last night...
  • CWG: Will the athletes finally arrive? September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: With the Games preparations in shameful conditions, and world champions pulling out of the Commonwealth Games citing security reasons, will enough athletes turn up for the various sporting events in October? The latest to join the ‘pull out’ list are two Canadian archers Dietmar Trillus and Kevin Tataryn....
  • CWG: The race against time continues September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Whatever can go wrong is going wrong with the Commonwealth Games. After Tuesday’s footbridge collapse, there was more embarrassment for the Organising Committee (OC) in store on Wednesday as a portion of the false ceiling collapsed in the weightlifting arena at the Jawahar Lal Stadium. CNN-IBN visited three...
  • CGF chief says Games Village not liveable September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: As authorities scramble to spruce up Delhi less than two weeks before the Commonwealth Games, more criticism has come from Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief Michael Fennell. He has now condemned the Games village and reports quoted Fennell as saying that the athletes' village is seriously compromised. Fennell also...
  • 2010 Games Village: Prime real estate for govt? December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government is calling the 2010 Commonwealth Games — the green Games. But is the environment being sidelined by the colour of money? CNN-IBN’s Special Investigation Team has found out that contrary to earlier promises, the Games Village will be handed to the Village developer and the...
  • Games Village flouting ecological norms November 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Activists and ecologists maintain that the Government is flouting environmental norms by building the Games Village for the 2010 Commonwealth Games on the Yamuna flood plains. Expert Committees set up by the Delhi Government are also against the Plan, with members of the Environment Ministry saying they never...