OC take media to guided tour of JLN stadium

New Delhi: In yet another bid to showcase
its preparedness for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the
Organising Committee today took the mediapersons on a guided
tour of Jawaharlal Nehru stadium complex, the venue for the
opening and closing ceremonies of the October 3-14 megaevent.

The visit was part of OC`s two-day media trip of
different venues to build up a positive image in the eyes of
the `ever-critical` journalists with just three weeks to go
for the start of the Games.

Yesterday, four out of the 11 competition venues --
Talkatora Indoor stadium (boxing), Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Swimming Complex, Thyagaraj Sports Complex (netball) and Siri
Fort Sports Complex (badminton and squash) were visited by

"Lawn Ball venue inside the complex is world class. It is
evident from the quality of the turf laid down by the Sports
Authority of India (SAI). Players will definitely get the home
advantage," OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot told reporters
during the media visit.

"JLN stadium is getting ready for the opening ceremony.
Aerostat ballon will give the audience an amazing lighting
experience. We are ready to deliver world class Games," he

On the occasion, OC vice chairman Randhir Singh said,
"Everyone has worked hard to overcome problems, caused mostly
by the monsoon, but now the time has come to look at the
positives. The facilities are world class and we need to
showcase them through media."