About Pune 2008
Pune, India (located 170km south of Mumbai) played host to the third Commonwealth Youth Games, the first time that the Youth Games had been held in Asia and the first time that all 71 Commonwealth countries took part.
Pune is the cultural capital of the Maharashtra region of India and the people are known as Puneites. The city is renowned for hosting several world class events, including India’s oldest marathon.
The magnificent Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex was the focal point of the 2008 Games. Its unique feature was that it was the first time that the competition venues for all sports and the athletes’ village was housed on a single site.
- No. Sports 9
- No. Countries 71
- No. Athletes 1,220
- Gold Medals Awarded 117
Team Scotland’s Pune 2008 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 18
Did You Know?
Jigrr the Tiger, the mascot of the Pune 2008 Youth Games is the younger brother of Shera, the mascot of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.