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Commonwealth Youth Games – 2008 – 3 rd CYG in Pune

The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games going to happen in Pune, India, a city in the state of Maharashtra, it is cultural capital of Maharashtra. It is the third Commonwealth Youth Games, which are held every four years.
It is for the first time, that the Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in Asia, in India – in 2008.
The III Commonwealth Youth Games will be conducted from the 12th to 18th October 2008.
Theme of the III Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 and the 2010 Commonwealth Games is the ” Green Games” that supporting ” save the tigers” campaign. Purpose of the theme is to promote awareness of the critical state of the Indian tiger.

Green Pune, Clean pune

Green Pune, Clean pune

Logo of the III Commonwealth Youth Games 2008

The logo created is a result of an aesthetic blending of culture and modernity. The seal carrying the host city name is formed from the confluence of the city values and the historical seal of the great Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

CommonWealth Youth Games-2008 Pune

CommonWealth Youth Games-2008 Pune

Mascot( Term used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sport team )
The name of the official mascot of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games is “Jigrr”. The mascot is a tiger, the national animal of India. Jigrr is the younger brother of ‘Shera‘, the mascot of 2010 Commonwealth Games. Jigrr the name, is an amalgam of the word “Jigar“, which implies courage in Hindi language and also the sound of tiger roar ‘grrr…’

CommonWealth Youth Games 2008 Pune

CommonWealth Youth Games 2008 Pune

There are currently 71 nations planning to host teams at the 2008 Youth Games with 1,300 athletes and 350 officials.
There are nine sports on the programme for the 2008 CYG 1) Athletics 2) Badminton 3) Boxing 4) Shooting 5) Swimming 6) Table Tennis 7) Tennis 8 ) Weightlifting 9) Wrestling.

Youth Baton Relay:
For the Youth Games 2008, a new concept called the “Youth Baton Relay” (based on the Queen’s Baton Relay) has been created by the organizers. For the event, a baton carried through nine Indian states, carried water from around the country.
The Youth Baton Relay started at New Delhi University North Campus and proceeded to India Gate on 1st August, 2008, at a large cultural festival. The Baton then traveled through nine states, and cover over 8000 km. Six thousand athletes had been selected to carry the Baton; an additional 7500 volunteers has been helped the Baton through 199 cities, towns and villages.

sources:

Official website: http://cygpune2008.com/index.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Commonwealth_Youth_Games

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