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"Something may be dripping, some tile may collapse, doesn't mean the entire Games are bad"
I thought the athletes were just being the big babies they usually are but these are actually pretty shocking.
They need Kim and Aggy in there.
they can't possibly host the games in that state
Just yer average holiday snaps taken by tourists who've strayed into the East End of Glasgow*.
*Who are actually hosting the next one, so expect plenty of references to this apparent fuck-up/poverty/meh in 2014.
"animal footprints on beds" :D
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9025907.stm Probably a dog :'D
Looks like it had a kip on the bed too.
"The concern surround Delhi is not unusual. It is a lways noticable when a first world nation considers a country third world, there is significant focus on the negative and questions on the capacity of a so-called third world country to successfully host a game"
So yeah, stop being racist, critics!
though clearly what's going on here goes way beyond that.
until a couple months before the world cup the infrastructure, security and stadia looked massively under-prepared. it took a very expensive rush-job to get things up to scratch, and they were rightly praised by most people for getting things done in the end, despite issues such as traffic congestion and rubbish footballs
When you decide to take on a massive sporting event, you don't get to be graded on a curve - you either do it right or you don't. Unfinished buildings and bridges literally falling down are a disgrace, plain and simple.
And let's face it, we're not talking about some little backwater - it's fucking INDIA, one of the biggest countries in the world, and their economy is far from third world anymore.
Brazil is probably another example.
On the athletes' newspaper, a 4-8 page daily bulletin availale in the Games Village where all the accommodation and accreditation was. After a FANTASTIC day involving some very lovely Australian ladies who were a hit in the pool and a riot under the sheets, I got away with the headline: "GOLDEN SHOWERS FOR SWIMMERS DOWN UNDER"
than when Ijaz Butt accused England of match-fixing on the same day the stadium bridge collapsed in Delhi?
Subcontinent sporting administrators – lift your game
though judging by the last few World Cups the only real problem they'll have there is terminal boredom