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LuckyCharm
09-24-2010, 12:46 AM
8) break out of Dengue fever
9) collapse of weightlifting venue
10) collapse of swimming venue ceiling
11) Australian journalist successfully walked giant suitcase of explosives into the main stadium as a test
12) two tourists just shot in the area, and the shooters said something about being prepared while the organizers are not

If I were a competing athlete, I would not board the friggin' plane. Hell no!

:yikes:I just now read the article. Before that, I thought your post was meant as a joke. Looks like the games ain't gonna happen. So sad.:(

Parsley Sage
09-24-2010, 02:19 AM
And to think, the only other city bidding for these Games was Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Me thinks we'd be welcoming Athletes right now w/open arms instead of what's happening in India.



Or we'd still be trying to figure out where to build the stadium.

It's so sad to think of all the things my city has missed out through losing the games to New Delhi.

Orable
09-24-2010, 05:27 AM
It's way too late for that.
That's too bad :( Are they gonna cancel the CWG?

UMBS Go Blue
09-24-2010, 05:38 AM
I did read an article somewhere that the Singapore federation representative laughed out loud when asked by journalists whether Singapore could be a fill-in host. Singapore hosted a world youth olympics event just about a month ago.

Now, the Games might very well continue in Delhi, with much-reduced athlete participation as more and more athletes drop out... but if there's any place that could fill in as a downscaled replacement site (or site where individual sport federations decide to hold "alternate meets," as has been mooted for swimming), it's Singapore. Excellent infrastructure, skilled at logistics, and the most impressively professional city (as far as hosting visitors and hosting business - right down to your average hotel staff, taxi driver, bus driver, or courteous directions-giving policeman on the street) that I've ever been to.

AragornElessar
09-24-2010, 06:07 AM
Or we'd still be trying to figure out where to build the stadium.

It's so sad to think of all the things my city has missed out through losing the games to New Delhi.

Yeah, I know. I still can't believe that Hamilton's *still* bickering over that one. Especially considering you could end up losing your CFL Franchise to boot and w/the History of the Ti Cats, that would be beyond sad.

millyskate
09-24-2010, 09:58 AM
This is so sad. I love the commonwealth games....
I can't imagine how disappointing this is for all the athletes who have been working for this for years.

Domshabfan
09-24-2010, 10:56 AM
This is so sad. I love the commonwealth games....
I can't imagine how disappointing this is for all the athletes who have been working for this for years.

I think games are going to happen with the events going relatively favourably for organisers. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/sep/24/commonwealth-games-boycott-threat-recedes)

Personally, I never understood these games, for me it was always a joke like this video titled 'Commonwealth Religious Games' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-XBT2fN2Pk).

And again why would any colonies what to celebrate colonial rule and then name the organisation Commonwealth, whose common wealth is it ?, Great Britain's?

Buzz
09-24-2010, 12:36 PM
I think games are going to happen with the events going relatively favourably for organisers. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/sep/24/commonwealth-games-boycott-threat-recedes)

Personally, I never understood these games, for me it was always a joke like this video titled 'Commonwealth Religious Games' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-XBT2fN2Pk).

And again why would any colonies what to celebrate colonial rule and then name the organisation Commonwealth, whose common wealth is it ?, Great Britain's?


ITA

Garden Kitty
09-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Another cyclist withdraws, and more are considering it (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/more-riders-reconsider-commonwealth-games?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news_headlines)


At this stage I haven't withdrawn, but I've got some concerns about going," Hayman is being quoted in the Sydney Moring Herald on Friday. "I was reading things about extra security and talk about sniper helicopters (following the race for protection) but it's not really the place you want to be. Hiding in buses and getting to and from a race like that doesn't sound like fun.

"On the other hand I always love representing my country. It's a tough call." The 32-year-old added he wouldn't make a decision about pulling out until after the Worlds.

skipaway
09-24-2010, 11:37 PM
Now documented "child labor"



Kara, a renowned expert on the subject of human trafficking, also outlined the harsh conditions these children were forced to work under.

"The conditions are sub-human and that's really the only word I can apply," Kara said.
"They live in the dirt, they go to the toilet behind bushes and trees which is why they found human excrement in the athletes village a few days ago.

"The children, especially the young ones, don't have a sense of what's going on. They're told to do the work and they just do the work. They don't know that they should be in school or that they should be playing."

Child Labor at Commonwealth Games sites (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/23/commonwealth.games.child.labor/index.html?hpt=C1)

Parsley Sage
09-25-2010, 03:54 AM
Yeah, I know. I still can't believe that Hamilton's *still* bickering over that one. Especially considering you could end up losing your CFL Franchise to boot and w/the History of the Ti Cats, that would be beyond sad.

Maybe the municipal election in a few weeks will change things. One of the sites is 7 minutes from my house.

I just hope that the games in New Delhi are able to proceed without incident.

Buzz
09-25-2010, 04:07 AM
The Indian government has enlisted the help of some local luxury hotels to get the athletes village cleaned up and they have done a great job judging by the pictures I saw on the BBC. So hopefully everything will get back on track and the games will suffer no more embarassment.

Aussie Willy
09-25-2010, 08:09 AM
I think games are going to happen with the events going relatively favourably for organisers. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/sep/24/commonwealth-games-boycott-threat-recedes)

Personally, I never understood these games, for me it was always a joke like this video titled 'Commonwealth Religious Games' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-XBT2fN2Pk).

And again why would any colonies what to celebrate colonial rule and then name the organisation Commonwealth, whose common wealth is it ?, Great Britain's?

I don't get them much either. The only reason why Australia gets keen on them is because the end up winning all the medals and the media make a really big deal about it. So I am over them already and won't be watching.

Garden Kitty
09-27-2010, 07:49 PM
Mark Cavendish says he plans to go to the Games unless he gets injured at Worlds this week. (http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/news/mark-cavendish-says-he%e2%80%99ll-ride-commonwealth-games_143295?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)



“The only way I won’t be coming to Delhi is if I get injured here in Australia,” Cavendish told the Daily Mail. “I particularly like competing in the Games because it gives me the chance to represent the Isle of Man, and this only ever happens every four years.”