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Pune Games prompt Delhi concerns

Report: Pune Commonwealth Youth Games

Concerns have been raised over the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi after problems at the Youth Games in Pune.

Organisation, accommodation and competition scheduling at the recent event in Western India were criticised.

"If they apply the lessons learned in Pune, they will have a very good Games," Jamaican team leader Denise Forrest told BBC Sport.

"If the lessons have not been transferred to New Delhi, it may not be all we expect."

Rats were found in some of the accommodation in Pune and one of the main hotels which housed athletes was unfinished when the event began.

Athletes and media had problems gaining accreditation and the schedule of events did not run to time and was subject to late changes.

The organising committee which presided over events in Pune will again be in charge of arrangements for the 2010 Games in the Indian capital.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow.




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