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Three cities bid for 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Melbourne, Mar 12 (UNI) The profile of the Commonwealth Games has changed dramatically and for the better as for the first time three cities have made the bid to host the 2014 edition of the sporting extravaganza.

Interestingly, Melbourne, the host of the this edition of the Games starting from March 15, was the only city to make bid for the event.

For 2010 Games, there were two countries -- India and Canada -- in the running to host the game and finally New Delhi won the bid.

Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) officials confirmed that three cities have made bid for the 20th edition of the Games to be held in 2014. The bidding cities are Abuja (Nigeria), Halifax (Canada) and Glasgow (Scotland).

The bids were announced at a media conference held by the CGF President Michael Fennell and CGF Chief Executive Officer Mike Hooper here this afternoon.

The successful city will be announced at the CGF General Assembly which takes place in Sri Lanka in October 2007.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held in Delhi, the first time in history the subcontinent has got the right to stage the Games.

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