New Delhi, Oct 14: New Delhi, Oct 14: The curtain is set to fall on the controversy marred-Commonwealth Games 2010 on Thursday, Oct 14.
The bitter-sweet final countdown of the Delhi Games, which finally ended up delighting many despite the early scandalous hurdles, has officially begun.
The sporting event, which began with a bang with an electrifying opening ceremony on Oct 3, will culminate with what is expected to be an even bigger and better closing ceremony.
The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 7 pm, promises to a spectacle that no one can afford to miss with a 30 minute light and sound show, cultural and marshal arts programmes, and the awaited performance of 2010 children singing 'Vande Mataram' to culminate the 2010 multi-discipline sporting event.
Tickets Sold Out
As Delhi gears up for the closing ceremony, all the tickets are sold out.
The tickets page of the Delhi CWG official website reads, "All sales for the CWG Delhi 2010 events have now closed. All events including the Closing Ceremony have been Sold Out. Thank you for your support."
Uninterrupted broadcast on DD
Don't fret if you are not one of the lucky ones with a ticket as the complete closing ceremony will be broadcast by Doordarshan, without any interruptions from advertisements.
Delhi shut down
As declared earlier by the state and the Central government, all government offices, shops and commercial establishments in the national capital will remain closed on Thursday, Oct 14 in view of the CWG closing ceremony.
Success in Sports
The highlight of the Delhi Games has been the fact that the sporting events have largely gone on smoothly with just a few grouses here and there.
CWG 2010 has not only left the cricket-crazy host country charmed with the variety of sporting events , but has given the country a great reason to rejoice as India achieved a record medal haul, which is expected to continue even on the final day.
India on Thursday, Oct 14 has three must-watch final matches -
Hockey men's final
India Vs Australia - 11:30 am - Dhyan Chand Stadium
Badminton women's finals
Singles - Saina Nehwal Vs Wong Mew Choo of Malaysia
Doubles - Jwala Gutta- Ashwini Ponnappa Vs Sari Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei of Singapore