Disappointing turn out at Commonwealth Games

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The Independent Online

There were disappointingly low crowds at several venues on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

There were large swathes of empty seats at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in Delhi for the morning swimming heats.

Games organisers were hoping for a much-improved crowd for the evening session, where five gold medals were up for grabs.

Wales and New Zealand started their women's hockey campaign in front of a sparse crowd at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

There was also a very poor turn-out for the start of the badminton competition at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, with only a handful of spectators on hand to witness the team preliminaries.