CWG: Spectacular closing ceremony

By Time of article published Oct 14, 2010

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The most controversial Commonwealth Games in history - marked by oppressive security and low spectator turnout - came to a close without any major glitches as India celebrated the finale with an extravagant cultural show. Indian administrators were roundly criticised by local and international media and foreign sports delegations before the games for delays in getting the facilities ready but once the games started, all the venues were cleaned up and ready.

Athletes praised the facilities at the venues and at the village, and only a handful of the more than 6 000 players and officials were reported sick during the games, belying fears of contaminated water and “Delhi belly.”

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