5 Mar 2009

C'Wealth Games officials meet to discuss security

6:28 am on 5 March 2009

Commonwealth Games officials say next year's event, due to be held in New Delhi, will adopt security methods similar to those used at the Beijing Olympics, allaying fears that Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore could scupper the event.

Speculation about the fate of the Games has intensified since last year's attacks in Mumbai and the great Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser has called for the Games to be moved.

More than 4,000 athletes from over 50 countries are expected to compete in 17 sports at the New Delhi Games, making it the biggest sporting event held in India.