Sports & Venues

The III Commonwealth Youth Games will be hosted by Pune from 12 to 18 October 2008 at the magnificent Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City, Balewadi. The notable feature of this event is that the competition venues of all sports events and the Athletes Village are located in one single complex.

The sports city is located 12 KM away from Pune railway station and 22 KM from the airport, on the Mumbai- Pune highway. It occupies an area of 153 acres of well laid out sports venues with world class competition and training facilities. An Athletes Village with modern facilities is also located within the venue.

The main Athletics stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000 and will be the venue for the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

The Sports City has 5 indoor (Badminton, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Boxing) and 4 outdoor (Athletics, Tennis, Swimming and Shooting) venues. The Shooting Range including Trap & Skeet will be the best in the country. All the venues are provided with modern electronic scoring and timing equipment. Each venue also caters for a separate practice and warm up area.

The Athletes Village can house 1800 athletes and team officials and is equipped with the most modern facilities to cater to the comfort of the athletes.

In anticipation of large and enthusiastic crowds, adequate parking space of approximately 25 acres is being developed outside the Sports City.

The Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 will include a total of 9 disciplines:
Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

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Competition Events
Athletics
  No. of Events Events
Men 17  
Jumps 4 Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
Relay 2 4x100m Relay & 4x400m Relay
Women 17  
Jumps 4 Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
Relay 2 4x100m Relay & 4x400m
 Maximum of 2 men and 2 women per CGA per event.
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Badminton
  No. of Events Events
Men 2 Singles & Doubles
Women 2 Singles & Doubles
 Maximum of 4 men and 4 women per CGA.
(Singles: 2 men & 2 women; Doubles: 2 pairs each (men & women)).
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Boxing
Weight Categories (8) Competition Ring : ONE
Men 48Kg, 51 Kg, 54Kg, 57Kg, 60Kg, 64 Kg, 69Kg, Upto 75Kg.
 Maximum of 1 boxer per CGA per weight category.
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Shooting
  No. of Events Events
Men 9 10m Air Rifle, 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Sports Pistol, 50m Pistol, Trap, Double Trap and Skeet.
Women 5 10m Air Rifle, 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Pistol and, 25m Sports Pistol.
 Maximum of 1 shooter per CGA per event.
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Swimming
  No. of Events Events
Men 16  
Backstroke 3

50m, 100m, 200m

Butterfly 3 50m, 100m, 200m
Relay 3  4x100m F.S., 4x200m F.S., 4x100m Med. Relay
Women 16  
Backstroke 3 50m, 100m, 200m
Butterfly 3 50m, 100m, 200m
Relay 3 4x100m F.S., 4x200m F.S., 4x100m Med. Relay
 Relay events will be conducted subject to participation from a minimum of 5 CGAs.
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Table Tennis
  No. of Events Events
Men 2 Singles & Doubles
Women 2 Singles & Doubles
 Maximum of 2 pairs each for men and women for Doubles per CGA per event.
(Singles: 2 men & 2 women; Doubles: 2 pairs each (men & women)).
Subject to sufficient entries, a Team event and a Mixed Doubles event will be included and participants will be drawn from the singles / doubles entries.
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Tennis
  No. of Events Events
Men 2 Singles & Doubles
Women 2 Singles & Doubles
 Maximum of 4 men and 4 women per CGA per event.
Singles: 2 men & 2 women; Doubles: 2 pairs each (men & women)).
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Weightlifting
  No. of Events Events
Men 5 56 Kg,  62 Kg,  69 Kg,  77 Kg,  upto 85 Kg.
Women 5 48 Kg,  53 Kg,  58 Kg,  63 Kg,  upto 69 Kg.
 Maximum of 1 weightlifter per CGA per event.
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Wrestling
Weight Categories (7) Two Mat areas
Men (Free Style) 39-42 Kg, 46 Kg, 50Kg, 54Kg, 58Kg, 63Kg, upto 69Kg.
 Maximum of 1 wrestler per CGA per event.
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Non Competition Venues
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