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Old 5th October 2010, 00:22   #46
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saw this on my facebook.

Compared with a lootfest like London or Beijing, Delhi is just an also-ran | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
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Old 9th October 2010, 09:55   #47
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You wake up in the morning and this is what you read in the newspapers
Headlines across the word regarding CWG:

AFP says "From 'toxic' pools to empty stadiums to faulty boxing scales, the first week of the Delhi Games has served up daily blunders that have deepened India's embarrassment. The event is the most expensive in the history of the competition, but could set records for another reason: being the most accident and gaffe-prone."

Aussie newspaper "Games are running on empty: A poorly run event may spell the end of the contest".

Daily telegraph is running a mocking series "What's wrong in Delhi today?" The strapline says, "Empty stands, blocked lavatories, collapsing scoreboards, vomiting swimmers and striking officials, it's been a shocking few days for CWG organizers".

Australian "The Delhi Games are barely being watched."

Canadian "Commonwealth Games' latest bug: Concerns pool making swimmers sick".

Readers comments on the globe "We should leave this toilet bowl and come home!" Another one goes, "Yikes...And these clowns have nukes!."

South Africa "We were treated like cattle. It was disgraceful," he said adding that his athletes were forced to wait in searing heat before they appeared.

More comments :If you hold the Games in a cesspool, what do you expect?

The australian:
"The England team has also sought reassurances on the water quality, amid speculation that pigeon droppings may have contaminated the water. Pigeons are roosting in the rafters of the building and their droppings are visible in the grandstands.

"Fiascos occur at every Games. But the unrelenting torrent of them in Delhi is wearing down even the hardiest and most enthusiastic of Games athletes and officials - and, dare it be said, journalists - all of whom are asking themselves whether this is still fun any more."
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^all show no go

There have been mixed reactions coming. Some tweets are talking of it.

No doubt that it was embarrassing to fend of questions from friends across the globe about Delhi CWG and fiasco. I am sure top management is given top boot for the fiasco. Prince Diana and Kalam Azad should have been enough reasons for the PM to own up and apologize to the guests and kick his behind there and then. That would have been a great redemption.

Jai Hind!
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Old 24th December 2010, 09:54   #49
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Thumbs up Breaking News......

Just saw CBI officials raid in Suresh kalmadi house in pune.
Prabhat Road residence of kalmadi is the first target ...
Baner residence also included in this action.

could not able to take pics...

its near my office...let me try again...
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