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XIX Commonwealth Games: Guide

All the essential info is here: Schedule, hosts, commentators, venues for TEN / ONE and Foxtel.

The XIX Commonwealth Games are officially underway.

Last night’s Opening Ceremony from Delhi delivered fireworks, music, culture, sport, yoga and Bollywood. Despite some fears, the event went off without incident. The message to the world was “India is ready.”

The games broadcast from October 3 to October 14 on TEN / ONE and Foxtel.

TEN / ONE:
Opening Ceremony is exclusive live to TEN (replayed 6pm Monday Oct 4 on ONE).
Closing Ceremony is simulcast live on TEN / ONE 12am Friday Oct 15.

TEN’s coverage will air from 1pm to 4am AEDT daily , breaking only for TEN News. ONE has exclusive coverage from 5-6pm AEDT.

Hosts (AEDT time):
1pm – 5.30pm Stephen Quartermain.
5.30pm – 11.30pm Bill Woods.
11.30- 4:00am Corey Wingard.

Sports updates presented by Sandra Sully, Helen Kapalos throughout the day. Around the Ground reports presented by Lachlan Reid.

Commentators (Delhi):
Athletics: Tim Lane, David Culbert, Robert DeCastella, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
and Andrew Maher.
Aquatics: Anthony Hudson, Nicole Livingstone, Mark Howard and Dean Pullar (Diving).
Cycling: Phillip Liggett, Michael Turtur.
Netball: Liz Ellis and Luke Darcy.
Gymnastics: Daniel Ryan and Stephanie Moorhouse.

Commentators (Melbourne):
Hockey: Nikki Hudson, Rob Waters and Brent Livermore .
Weightlifting: Michael Christian and Damian Brown.

Good Morning Delhi
Airs daily 6-9am AEDT.
Hosted by Brad McEwan and Kath Robinson.

Over 60 people will be on ground in Delhi. More than 150 people working at purpose built studio at Melbourne Docklands, running 24 hours a day. Total personnel working on the coverage will be over 300.

FOXTEL:

DELHI 1 GOLD Channel – Highlights channel bringing you all the best of the day’s events,
hosted by , Steve Liebmann. It will also include live Gymnastics.
DELHI 2 Channel – Swimming and Diving
DELHI 3 Channel – Athletics (Track)
DELHI 4 Channel – Athletics (Field)
DELHI 5 Channel – Cycling and Rugby Sevens
DELHI 6 Channel – Hockey and Netball
All channels will be broadcast in standard and High Definition and streamed live online.

Plus both sessions of synchronised swimming, all 10 medal matches of tennis, all gold medal bouts of boxing, all gold medal matches of lawn bowls, all medal event matches of badminton, all medal sessions of wrestling, all medal sessions of squash, all medal matches of archery, shooting and all medal matches of table tennis.

Anchors: Steve Liebmann and Tiffany Cherry and hosts Adam Peacock and Tracey Holmes.
Reporters: Matt Shirvington, Sarah Jones, James Bracey, Rebecca Wilson and Gus Worland.
Commentary team: Garry Wilkinson, Anne Sargeant, Ray Hadley, Susie O’Neill, Greg Clark, Liz Chetkovich, Raelene Boyle and Daley Thompson.
Ambassadors: Steve Hooker, Leisel Jones, Matthew Mitcham and Geoff Huegill.

Foxtel will broadcast, live and in full, every single session of the swimming (heats and finals), diving, track athletics, track and road cycling, Rugby Sevens and gymnastics, during the Games as well as every single Australian men’s and women’s hockey match and every Netball match featuring our Australian team. Additionally, over the 11 day competition in Delhi, both sessions of Synchronised Swimming, all 10 Medal matches of Tennis, all Gold Medal bouts of Boxing, all Gold Medal matches of Lawn Bowls, all Medal event matches of Badminton, all Medal sessions of Wrestling, all Medal sessions of Squash, all Medal matches of Archery, Shooting highlights and all Medal matches of Table Tennis will be showcased on Foxtel’s coverage.

Foxtel coverage is included with Sports tier packages or available as a stand-alone package of $85.

VENUES:
The 17 sports will be held at six venue clusters and five stand alone venues in Delhi.

Cluster I: Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex – Ceremonies, Athletics,
Lawn Bowls and Weightlifting
Cluster II: Indira Gandhi Sports Complex – Cycling, Gymnastics and
Wrestling
Cluster III: Yamuna Sports Complex – Archery (Qualification Rounds)
and Table Tennis
Cluster IV: Siri Fort Sports Complex – Badminton and Squash
Cluster V: MDC National Stadium – Hockey and Archery Finals
Cluster VI: Talkatora Garden Complex – Swimming and Boxing

KEY EVENTS:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4

SWIMMING
Women’s 200m freestyle
Women’s 200m individual medley
Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Men’s team final

NETBALL
Australia v Samoa (qualifying pool match)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

SWIMMING
Women’s 50m butterfly
Women’s 50m breaststroke
Men’s 200m freestyle

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Women’s team final

TRACK CYCLING
Women’s 500m time trial
Men’s 1000m time trial
Men’s 4000m pursuit

NETBALL
Australia v India (qualifying pool match)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6

SWIMMING
Women’s 100m backstroke
Men’s 50m butterfly
Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay

ATHLETICS
Men’s 5000m

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Men’s individual all-around final
Women’s individual all-round final

TRACK CYCLING
Women’s team sprint
Men’s keirin

HOCKEY – WOMEN’S
Australia v India (qualifying pool match)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

SWIMMING
Women’s 100m butterfly
Men’s 100m freestyle

ATHLETICS
Men’s 100m
Women’s 100m

TRACK CYCLING
Men’s 4000m team pursuit
Women’s sprint

NETBALL
Australia v Jamaica (qualifying pool match)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Men’s and women’s apparatus finals (night 1)

HOCKEY – MEN’S
Australia v India (qualifying pool match)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

SWIMMING
Women’s 100m breaststroke
Men’s para-sports 100m freestyle (for athletes with a disability)
Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay

ATHLETICS
Women’s 1500m final
Men’s hammer throw

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Men’s and women’s apparatus finals (night 2)

TRACK CYCLING
Women’s 3000m individual pursuit

NETBALL
Australia v Malawi (qualifying pool match)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

SWIMMING
Women’s 200m butterfly
Men’s 1500m freestyle
Men’s 4x100m medley relay
Women’s 4x100m medley relay

ATHLETICS
Men’s 400m
Men’s long jump
Women’s javelin

HOCKEY – MEN’S
Australia v Pakistan (qualifying pool match)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

ATHELTICS
Women’s high jump
Men’s para-sports (wheelchair) 1500m
Men’s 200m
Women’s 200m

ROAD CYCLING
Men’s road race
Women’s road race

NETBALL
Australia v Trinidad & Tobago (qualifying pool match)

WEIGHTLIFTING
Men’s 105kg-plus
Women’s 75kg-plus

DIVING
Women’s synchronised 10m platform

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

ATHELTICS
Men’s pole vault
Women’s discus
Women’s 100m hurdles

RUGBY 7s
Day 1 – Australia plays England, Namibia and Sri Lanka in preliminary pool matches.

HOCKEY – WOMEN’S
Semi-finals

DIVING
Men’s 3m springboard

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

ATHLETICS
Men’s and women’s 4x100m relays
Men’s and women’s 4x400m relays
Men’s 1500m

RUGBY 7s
Day 2 – medal finals

HOCKEY – MEN’S
Semi-finals

NETBALL
Semi-finals

DIVING
Men’s synchronised 10m platform

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

ROAD CYCLING
Men’s time trial
Women’s time trial

DIVING
Men’s 10m platform
Women’s 3m springboard

HOCKEY – WOMEN’S
Gold medal final

BOXING
Finals (in all 10 events)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

ATHLETICS
Men’s marathon
Women’s marathon

NETBALL
Gold medal final

HOCKEY – MEN’S
Gold medal final

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Apparatus finals

CLOSING CEREMONY

20 Responses

  1. David – thanks for this post – and keeping the link on the home page. Have TEN released to you an actual schedule of sports? And if so, are you permitted to publish it? Case in point – I was hoping to see the netball tonight (live) – and all TEN are showing is delayed swimming. I have a better score and commentary on ABC Radio (God bless my 8 cents a day). Disappointing when you consider TEN are such good promoters of the ANZ Championship.

  2. Couldn’t help notice the empty venues. Gave me a good laugh. The Comm Games are an embarrassing colonial relic and should be put out to pasture. Australia would be better off participating in the Asian Games.

  3. @ Rob D. Sadly the golf will actually be all over by the time One show it. But at least we get to watch exactly the same coverage on two channels at once instead of another live sport.

  4. In the year 2010 is it really appropriate to remove 2 weeks of primte time regular programming for sport? IMO no way jose.

    Why the heck do we have One if not for chucking specialty events like this on?

    2 weeks without Neighbours for crying out loud – what will I do!?

  5. With very few at the Swimming, nobody at the Netball these Com. Games Telecasts are definitely lacking in atmosphere. They displaced 300,000 to build these stadiums why don’t they let a few thousand in for free. Even the cricket. unbelievably a non Comm. Games sport , is sparsley attended. All this with a population of over a billion. Surely the money would have been better spent on houses for the poor rather than marble bathrooms for the over pampered athletes.

  6. CK – I, also, have been having trouble finding a proper guide with all the times on. 😛

    Have to say that, no, I did not find one! What I did find though, is on the official Delhi Commonwealth Games site there is a schedule of All events and the time it happens in Delhi.

    I’ll convert that to AEST and take a guess as to what ch10 will show, but at least it will give me an idea of the when. 🙂

  7. I clicked on this page with the intention of reading it, but I couldn’t conjure enough interest to care.. so I just scrolled down 🙂

    I stayed up last night watching the Games Project, which was awful! The usual program is ten times better… (maybe the news was so boring, since all it was, was about the Comm games).

    I was up all the way til 12, but then didn’t have the energy to stay up for the Opening Ceremony, so I headed off to bed…

  8. It’s good for ONE to replay the opening ceremony because I heard on radio this morning it was spectacular. Plus ONE will broadcast the final day of Ryder Cup golf live from Wales tonight in place of Commonwealth Games (the golf has been affected by rain since it started on Friday).

  9. thanks for this comprehensive report – was trying to find this information every where.
    Does any one know where to get a more detailed event schedule e.g. times of all the swimming events, netball matches etc? cheers

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