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Commonwealth of Nations is an organization of 53 countries across the globe. They wereerstwhile British colonies. To improve the society and general well-being of the people is a majorobjective of the Commonwealth of Nations. This can be achieved through encouragement andassistance of education via sports development and physical recreation. To fulfill this there is aCommonwealth Games Federation that organizes a quadrennial sporting event among the membernations of the Commonwealth popularly known asCommonwealth Games. Almost all Commonwealth countries participates in this mega multi-sportsevents with full enthusiasm.There are currently 85 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Thisfigure is the highest considering the past Commonwealth Games. This phenomenal increase in thenumber of participating nations has made this events the second biggest sporting event afterOlympic Games. As we look back Commonwealth Games has started with participation of mere 11nations and 400 athletes in 1930. In the last Commonwealth Games a total of 71 countriesparticipated. Delhi is going to witness 8500 athletes from 85 countries. The list of countries isgiven below in alphabetical order.
Guernsey Saint LuciaAfghanistan Guyana Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAlgeria India SamoaAnguilla Israel ScotlandAntigua and Barbuda Isle of Man SeychellesAustralia Jamaica Sierra LeoneBahamas Jersey SingaporeBahrain Kenya Solomon IslandsBhutan Kiribati South AfricaBangladesh Lesotho Sri LankaBarbados Malawi SudanBelize Malaysia SwazilandBermuda Maldives TanzaniaBotswana Madagascar TokelauBritish Virgin Islands Malta TongaBrunei Mauritius Trinidad and TobagoCameroon Montserrat Turks and Caicos IslandsCanada Mozambique TuvaluCayman Islands Namibia UgandaChristmas Island Nauru VanuatuCook Islands New Zealand WalesCyprus Nigeria YemenDominica Niue ZambiaEngland Norfolk IslandEritrea Northern IrelandFalkland Islands PalestineFiji PakistanGambia Papua New GuineaRodriguesGhana RwandaGibraltarGrenada Saint HelenaSaint Kitts and Nevis
Commonwealth Games 2010 Closing Ceremony is to be held at Jawaharlal NehruStadium, New Delhi, India on 14th October. The closing ceremony is to include certainevents.Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will also to be attendedby celebrities from sports, flim and political fraternity. There will be somelivelydance and music performance by Indian and foreign artists.This event will also consist of a small presentation on the next Game in 2014 inGlasgow, display of lightning and fireworks, presence and dance of celebrities andCommonwealth nation’s flag parade. The program was followed by a short promotionalvideo of the next Commonwealth Games.During the 2010 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, the Commonwealth GamesCeremonial Flag will be handed to Glasgow, which will be the next host city.In addition to this Delhi Government is going to organize big cultural events on theclosing day. This cultural programme will comprise dance, music, folk and modern music,screening of films and puppet shows. Through this government will showcase Delhiscomposite culture as well as the diversity of Indian culture.