Author: Yaw Ampofo Ankrah

62-year-old British Indian, Dr. Sunjav, has revealed that he had to apply just like everyone else to get selected as a Commonwealth Games Volunteer (CGV).

At a neat £778 MILLION pounds, the just-ended Birmingham gathering was the most expensive UK sporting event since the 2012 London Olympics.

The British Government invested a staggering 75% (£594 million) of the bill, with Birmingham City Council covering the rest (£184 million)

Dr. Sunjav was among over 45,000 applicants who put their names forward for the highly sought-after role of Games Volunteer.

The medical practitioner said he was delighted when he received a code alert, followed by an email and then a phone call confirming he was picked to serve on the Games Task Force.

My encounter with Dr. Sunjav was a valuable experience on how this well-traveled and highly educated man shared his obvious wealth of knowledge without fuss, with composure and humility.

As Dr. Sunjav wheeled my luggage to the train station with another volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering about the upcoming *All African Games* in Accra (obviously not on the same global or relevance) and how our volunteers are being prepped to offer the highest standards of services to the rest of Africa next year.

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