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1st October 2010: As always with major international sporting events held in Asia, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India will start next week amid controversy and doubts whether the event will actually commence.

There are fears over the safety of athletes from terrorist attacks after it was announced that the sacred holy site in Ayodhya is to be split between Hindus and Muslims. Officials fear the ruling will provoke attacks upon the Commonwealth Games from militant groups on both sides as they aim to awaken the outside world to their grievances. Organisers have assured each Commonwealth nation that India will be safe and the arrival of 200,000 extra security personnel has further re-assured those with security concerns.

If itís not Ayodhya thatís worrying athletes, itís the risk of contracting mosquito-borne dengue fever after over two-thousand cases were reported in Delhi. The fact that such illnesses are commonplace in India during the monsoon season has gone un-noticed, however it has still prompted some big name withdraws such as Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift from Team Sky.

Then if you add in the ridiculous decision of British Cycling to prevent its star riders from competing in order not to interfere with their preparation for the European Championships then many are right to dismiss the 2010 Commonwealth Games as a farce before itís even begun. Politics aside, weíll fight the corner for sport and preview the Games as her majestyís empire comes together with one aim, Commonwealth Gold!

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be all about the battle of the antipodeans with the spotlight falling on Australia and New Zealand as they look to dominate the Track Cycling events. Regardless of the results achieved in Delhi, each athlete will constantly be reminded by the media about the absence of Britainís star riders such as Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, however where the Australian team is concerned, whether the British team were out in force or not, they would still arguably come away with the same amount of medals, especially going off their amazing performances in the 2010 World Championships. ..........................................................................................................

Indira Gandhi Velodrome

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India has built a brand new velodrome for the Games, the Indira Gandhi Velodrome, we take a closer look at the facilities that will host the Track Cycling events For More, Click Here

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Anna Meares

Women's Sprint Events - Preview
Mulitple World Champion Anna Meares is the overwhelming favourite to walk away from Delhi with a hat-trick of Gold medals in the three Womenís sprint events For More, Click Here

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Shane Perkins

Men's Sprint Events - Preview
Turning our attention to the Menís Sprint events, itís clear to see from the list of entrants that we are in for some incredibly exciting racing. The two main stars are set to be World Sprint Silver medallist Shane Perkins of Australia, and Keirin Silver medallist Azizul Awang of Malaysia For More, Click Here

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Wendy Houvenaghel

Women's Endurance - Preview
The Womenís Endurance programme at the Commonwealth Games has a high quality entrants list the battle for Gold in these events is set to be fantastic. For More, Click Here

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Cameron Meyer

Men's Endurance - Preview
The Menís endurnace events are set to be dominated by the Australian team, who as demonstrated in Copenhagen are clearly head and shoulders above their competitors. For More, Click Here


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