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Official Commonwealth Games Thread.

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For the two or three people interested, here's the thread for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, being held in Delhi, which is due to start on the 3rd of October, and so far it is off to a brilliant start, bad construction, terrorist threats, and filthy conditions for the athletes, with 8 countries signing a petition that if it ain't cleaned up, they'll pull out, Wikipedia has an article on all the faults, if you're interested. If the worst happens, these games should go off with a bang. :mrgreen:
 

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And as it should be, Australia has the most medals so far.

 

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And as it should be, Australia has the most medals so far.
Does anyone care in Australia about the Games?

If you watch the reports on the news (few and far between) the biggest "game" is guessing whether the audience numbers in the stadiums will reach double numbers or not.

The games could die because of what's happened in India. I strongly believe the organising committee should have stopped the games happening in India and taking them eslewhere - even at the last minute. Whoever gets the games next may get something nobody in the commonwealth wishes to be involved with anymore.
 

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Does anyone care in Australia about the Games?
Only insofar that we're beating the English, and everyone else

If you watch the reports on the news (few and far between) the biggest "game" is guessing whether the audience numbers in the stadiums will reach double numbers or not.

The games could die because of what's happened in India. I strongly believe the organising committee should have stopped the games happening in India and taking them eslewhere - even at the last minute. Whoever gets the games next may get something nobody in the commonwealth wishes to be involved with anymore.
I think it was good to give India the games, rather than restrict it to the first world members of the Commonwealth, but they could probably have done a better job of organising it. Though there's no chance of the games ending, my country is too competitive to let that happen.
 

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No one cares about the Commonwealth games, least of all I.

It's a waste of money and pomp.
 

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Only insofar that we're beating the English, and everyone else
Only because a lot of other athletes have pulled out because the facilities looked dire.

-- I think it was good to give India the games, rather than restrict it to the first world members of the Commonwealth, but they could probably have done a better job of organising it. Though there's no chance of the games ending, my country is too competitive to let that happen.
South Africa surprised me with the success and organisation of the Football World Cup - I suppose the real problem beyond how badly India carried out the building works is that their organisation of a major event will be compared in the same year directly to South Africa's organisational skills.
 
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