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    Toronto : Canadian officials, who Wednesday delayed the departure of their athletes for the Commonwealth Games, Thursday expressed satisfaction with progress being made at the athletes' village and expected the event to take place as scheduled.

    Canadian athletes are now scheduled to begin arriving in Delhi Sunday, CTV news channel reported.

    If the progress are sustained, the Commonwealth Games will be held without any further setbacks, the TV channel quoted Scott Stevenson, director of Sport for Commonwealth Games Canada, as saying from New Delhi.

    He said Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has brought 'a change in the culture of preparations' by bringing in her own staff, including engineers, to manage the project.

    'These employees were given the authority to act, to decide upon the things that needs to get done in concert with us and ensure all the necessary equipment and man power would be on site to accomplish that task,'' Stevenson said.

    'We are starting to now be in a better position to turn our focus toward sport again, which is really exciting because it is what most of us are all about,'' he said.
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