Delhi, India: The Commonwealth Games is for the 2nd time hosted in Asia. Do you know that FIFA World Cup and Commonwealth Games were started in the same year, 1930. Here are some other interesting facts related with CWG. Delhi CWG is the biggest Commonwealth Games ever hosted in terms of number of athletess participatinig.
1. Commonwealth Games are as old as FIFA World Cup.
2. Delhi in 2010 is hosting the 19th Commonwealth Games
3. This is the 9th instance of holding the games by the name of Commonwealth Games.
4. India is hosting the Commonwealth Games for the first time.
5. Asia is hosting CWG for the 2nd time after hosting it in 1998 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
5. Motto of the CWG 2010 is Come out and play.
6. Delhi is hosting the largest CWG.
7. 72 countries will contest for 285 events of 17 sports.
8. Tennis makes debut in 2001 CWG.
9. Delhi is hosting the costliest CWG ever.
10. First time a CWG will be recognized as Green Commonwealth Games.
11. The Queen’s Baton is equipped with GPS, Camera and SMS functionality.