Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games
The 2010 Commonwealth Games were held in New Delhi, India from the 3rd to the 14th of October. It was the first time India had hosted the games and the second time the Games were held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosted the tournament in 1998.
Opening CeremonyThe 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the games and kicked of at 7 pm on the 3rd of October. Prince Charles and President of India Pratibha Patil were honoured with officiall declaring the games open.
The ceremony of the was directed by Bharat Bala and displayed a variety of India's culture. The evening began with the Rythmn of India which included fireworks and drums. Swagatham was a segment led by Hariharan, who composed a mix of Hindustani classical, Carnatic and folk music. 1000 dancers then performed the Tree of Knowledge on the main stage, depicting the four seasons of India and was followed by the Great Indian Journey. A 600ft train was created out of bamboo and portrayed the common man's life as seen through a train window. The finale was a performance of the 2010 Commonwealth Games theme song "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto" and "Jai Ho"
Opening Ceremony Pt. 1 | Opening Ceremony Pt. 2
Closing CeremonyThe closing ceremony 2010 Commonwealth Games began at 7:00pm on the 14th of October at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The ceremony incorporated the culture of Scotland to pass the Games on to the next hosts.
Displays of Martial Arts from different states of India and musical performances brought the Games to an end and Prince Edward, the vice-patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, formally declared the Games closed.
Closing Ceremony Pt. 1 | Closing Ceremony Pt. 2
For a full list of results for all sports go to Commonwealth Games Federation