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CommonWealth Games 2010 in Chaos - Shall India Continue With It Or Cancel it?

Published on: Thursday, 23rd September 2010 11:24 AM     By      Administrator

Common Wealth Games 2010 in Chaos - Shall Govt Continue With It Or Cancel it to save any further harm to our reputation worldwide ? The Corruption and politicians have brought so much bad name to us Indians who are known world over as excellent & hardworking community engaged in quality work in many advanced technology sectors. People are wondering,  Is it the same India who is sending shuttles into space every now and then?

Commonwealth GamesCommonwealth Games: Indian labourers carry out repairs after a roof collapsed at the stadium. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images


Pressure is mounting on officials in Delhi this morning with the president of the Commonwealth Games due to arrive for crisis talks with the Indian prime minister and a growing number of countries demanding reassurances before they travel.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Mike Fennell will seek guarantees from Manmohan Singh that India is capable of turning around its shambolic preparation for the Games in time for the opening ceremony on 3 October, following the collapse of a bridge and a venue roof and criticism of the athletes' village as being "unfit for human occupation".

The Scottish, Canadian and New Zealand teams have delayed their departures to India because of the "filthy" conditions, while the chairman of Commonwealth Games England, Sir Andrew Foster, said this morning that the English team was "reserving its position".

Above Report by Guardian reports

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International delegates have said the facilities are filthy and unhygienic, just days before athletes arrive.

A senior official said Westerners had "different standards" of hygiene, but that the site was being thoroughly cleaned before the opening.


Delegates who visited the tower blocks where athletes will live during the games had described them as filthy, with rubble lying in doorways, dogs inside the buildings, toilets not working and excrement "in places it shouldn't be".

Speaking at a news conference in Delhi, Lalit Bhanot, secretary general of the Delhi organising committee, said the authorities understood the concerns shown by some member countries and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

But he suggested that the complaints could be due to "cultural differences". "Everyone has different standards about cleanliness. The Westerners have different standards, we have different standards," he said