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Athletic events at the Commonwealth Games follow much the same format as at the Olympics. On the schedule are track and field events, walking events and the Marathon.

Track and field includes running events, jumping events and throwing events. Both men and women participate in each of these.

In the running events, there are sprints over 100m, 200m and 400m. Then there are middle distance races over 800m and 1500m and long distance runs over 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m and the Steeple chase. There are also relays over some of the distances and hurdle races.

Long jump, high jump, triple jump and the pole vault make up the jumping events. The throwing events are the discus throw, the shot put, the javelin throw and the hammer throw.

The men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon competitions are made up of a number of running, jumping and throwing events.

The walking events are over long distances and the marathon rounds up the popular athletic events.

There are 46 medals to be won in Athletics.

Competition Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Training Venues:

    - Games Village : Track events - Jumps - Long Throws
    - Delhi University : Track & Jumps
    - Chhatrasal Stadium : Track events & Jumps
    - Thyagaraj Sports Complex : Track events & Jumps


Track: 12 events for Men and Women (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase, 5000m, 10000m, 110m H, 400m H, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay)
Throws: 4 Sports for Men and Women (Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw)
Jumps: 4 events for Men and Women (Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault)
Combined: 1 event for Men and Women (Heptathlon)
Road: 2 events for Men and Women (Marathon and 20km walk)


Track and Field events (Including Jumps and Throws) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 6-12 October.
Marathon event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium /Marathon Course on 14 October 2010.
20km Walk event on City Roads on 09 October 2010.

Medals at stake

Gold: 23 Men, 23 Women
Silver: 23 Men, 23 Women
Bronze: 23 Men, 23 Women


Individual events - 3 athletes per event
Relay events - One team of 6 athletes per CGA Categories

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Sonali Chander
Sonali Chander
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Shera, the official mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is an anthropomorphised tiger. His name has been derived the Hindi word for Lion - "Sher". In colloquial lanugage, Sher is used for both lion and tiger. The mascot represents the modern Indian, proud of his nation's ancient heritage and a fierce competitor but with integrity and honesty.