14 Nov 2008

Hooper confident Games will go ahead in Delhi

7:16 am on 14 November 2008

The CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the New Zealander Mike Hooper, remains optimistic that the 2010 games will go ahead as scheduled in Delhi in 2010.

An enviromental report on the effects construction of the athletes village will have on the Yamuna River is now before the courts.

Hooper, who is in India, says although the courts are involved, construction actually hasn't been halted.

However he says with two years until the Games take place in October 2010, any attempt to alter plans now would seriously jepordise the event and they have taken the issue up with the Indian government.