Commonwealth Games Federation - Presentation

Page last updated: 30 October 2013

Presentation by The Hon. Michael Fennell OJ., CD President.

Slide 1: Commonwealth Games Federation - Presentation by The Hon. Michael Fennell OJ., CD President

4th Meeting of Commonwealth Sports Ministers
9th August 2008
Beijing
People's Republic of China

Slide 2: Commonwealth Games Federation

  • Africa 18 CGAs
  • Americas 6
  • Asia 8
  • aribbean 15
  • Europe 10
  • Oceania 14

71 nations & territories (54 National Olympic Committees)

Slide 3: Celebrating the Commonwealth

[Image only: Opening ceremony]

Slide 4: Significant Growth

  • Inaugural Games in 1930
  • 11 independent nations & territories
  • 72 independent nations & territories in 2002
  • 71 in Melbourne in 2006
  • Team sports introduced in 1998
  • 10 sports in 1994 to 15 sports in 1998

A Games in demand

Slide 5: Leadership & Duty

  • Duty to manage legacy
    • effectively & efficiently
  • Responsible leadership
    • to stakeholders
    • safeguarding investment

Managing legacy, delivering a responsible Games

Slide 6: Government Support

  • Partnership approach
  • Grass roots development
  • Importance of sport
  • Making a difference:
    • society in general
    • to communities
    • individual lives

Recognising the importance & power of sport

Slide 7: Support in Action

  • Bidding or hosting of Games'
  • Building of sports facilities
  • Education through sport
  • Access to play & recreation
  • Funding for training & competition
  • Finance for sports science & medicine
  • Fighting the scourge of doping

Investments, not costs

Slide 8: Commonwealth Youth Games

  • 3rd edition - Pune, India
  • 1,300 athletes & 400 officials
  • 9 sports
  • 71 nations & territories
  • 12th - 18th October 2008

Athletes aged 18 & under

Slide 9

[Image only: aerial photograph of Games site]

Slide 10: 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

  • Isle of Man
  • 7th - 13th September 2011
  • Hosting opportunity for all nations
  • Affording NOCs experience ahead:
  • London 2012 Olympics
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Isle of Man 2011

Slide 11: Managing environmental issues

[Image only: Tree planting]

Slide 12: Legacy for Commonwealth Sport

  • Travel grant provision
  • Ensuring participation
  • Legacies beyond Indian borders
  • Education, knowledge & skills developed
  • Inspiring tomorrow's athletes & officials

Uniting the Commonwealth through Sport

Slide 13

[Image only: Delhi XIX Games logo and slogan]

Slide 14: India awaits us all

  • 17 sports, 17 days of world class action
  • 71 nations & territories / over 6,300 athletes & officials
  • Opportunities for trade & investment
  • Networking platforms & new contacts
  • Cultural understanding & connectedness
  • Promotion of sport by example & via programmes

Enhancing the profile of the Commonwealth and your nation

Slide 15: Delhi - witnessing change

  • Building of hospitals
  • Improving water & electricity supplies
  • Extensions to the Metro train system
  • Building of new roads & flyovers
  • Improvements to the airport

The Games - a catalyst for change

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[Images only: Photomontages]