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2010 Commonwealth Games - Co-ordination Commission

23 December 2009

The Commonwealth Games Federation appoints a Co-ordination Commission for each Commonwealth Games. The role of the Commission is to periodically review preparations for the Games and in this regard regular visits are undertaken to the Host City. For the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India the CGF’s Co-ordination Commission undertook its most recent visit from 14th-16th December 2009.

The Co-ordination Commission, chaired by CGF Honorary Treasurer, Austin Sealy from Barbados, received detailed presentations from a range of key functional areas, including accreditation, village operations, security, technology, transport and venue operations. Mr. Sealy also undertook visits to all competition venues. The Commission also received reports from the various venue construction agencies on the progress of competition venues, the athletes’ village and other Games’ infrastructure projects.

The Coordination Commission was expanded by three members for this visit to provide direct representation to the CGF member associations, those responsible for bringing the athletes of the Commonwealth to the Games. The additional members were: Perry Crosswhite, Chief Executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association; Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Council of Wales, and; Gideon Sam, President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. Other members of the commission are CGF Vice-President Bruce Robertson (Canada), CGF Legal Advisor Sharad Rao (Kenya), and the CGF Chief Executive, Mike Hooper.

Available to download below following this visit is the Final Report from the Co-ordination Commission and the media statement released by the CGF President, Mike Fennell.

Co-ordination Commission Report December 2009

CGF President Statement Delhi 19 December 2009