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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Commonwealth Games by kazzzz on 24 September 2010 1:05pm
Hmmmmm what a fiasco....what does everyone think?

We have been inundated with pictures of filthy unfinished hostels and putrid bathrooms, mosquitoes carrying Denghi fever, collapsing bridges and buildings and athletes pulling out of going.
The general opinion here is that Delhi should never have been awarded the games in the first place.
We have also been told that there is an 83% chance ( odd number don;t you think?) of a fairly decent terrorist attack due to almost complete lack of security.
Re: Commonwealth Games by Loretto on 24 September 2010 1:56pm
Why was New Delhi picked?
Re: Commonwealth Games by johnnythemonkey on 24 September 2010 5:54pm
Glasgow is hosting the games in 2014 and plans are well underway and millions have been spent.
Scottish politicians are therefore in fear that any boycott of the games in New Delhi will result in reprisals for Glasgow 2014.
In a sporting context the Commonwealth Games are largely meaningless and Glasgow's eagerness to host them in these tough economic times is laughable.
Re: Commonwealth Games by Loretto on 24 September 2010 6:34pm
Really, Glasgow 2014????
Re: Commonwealth Games by johnnythemonkey on 24 September 2010 11:49pm
What's so surprising about that ? Glasgow was known as the second city of The Empire.

Haha, London has about ten times the population of Glasgow but about half the number of Brits !
Re: Commonwealth Games by Lounge Trekker on 25 September 2010 12:03am
OK, Verminwealth Games, Olympukes, Pan-Armenian Games, whatever. These might be good sporting events and that's it. Let's just build one venue for the winter and one for the summer and have these games there. Either watch them on TV, go to them personally, or just ignore them but if you aren't interested it shouldn't cost you in terms of tax dollars spent.

'Security' would be simpler (or at least pre-existing). Athletes and visitors would know what to expect at the venue. Vendors can rent a space and fleece whomever they can. Politicians can rent a backdrop feed so on TV it looks like they are there in person.

I say the two loudest mouths in the world are USA and France. Put the games venue in USA and call them Les Jouers par FSI (Federation Sport International).

Cynical Trekker
Re: Commonwealth Games by johnnythemonkey on 25 September 2010 12:24am
Good points Pete. The cost of these events has became obscene.
Re: Commonwealth Games by Loretto on 25 September 2010 1:49am
I am sure Glasgow 2014 will be great. Can I come stay with you and Meg for the two weeks or whatever? Do you mind if I bring Joe Biden?
Re: Commonwealth Games by Wild in Africa on 25 September 2010 3:34pm
I'm heading out to Delhi tonight but not for the games but for a rather more mundane management meeting. Just hoping we haven't been bumped out of our hotel rooms to make way for displaced athletes.

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