Are The Delhi Commonwealth Games Doomed?

Are The Delhi Commonwealth Games Doomed?

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Andrew

Australia

#1 Sep 23, 2010
Are the Delhi Commonwealth Games doomed? After creaky stadiums, leaky pools and allegations of dodgy deals come complaints from visiting teams that the athletes' village on the outskirts of the capital is filthy and "unfit for human habitation". Apparently more than half of the 34 residential towers at the village are still far from complete; and a quarter of the rooms for one of the visiting teams are flooded.
This is the same village that Delhi organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi had praised recently as better than the one at the Beijing Olympics.... Except, critics say, the toilets in Delhi are dirty and the rooms waterlogged and stacked with debris, among other problems.
Critics say the Delhi Games village - luxury apartment homes which are to be sold for upwards of 20 million rupees each - represents all that is wrong with India. Officials have ignored protests that the site is on a flood plain in a zone more prone to earthquakes than other parts of the capital, environmentalists say. To make matters worse the Yamuna river is clogged with monsoon rains and areas nearby are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. But the authorities don't appear to care.
What has happened to the Games village comes as no surprise to most Indians. Delhi has a reputation for badly constructed, leaky buildings as developers collude with authorities to cut corners and compromise on quality. It is also possibly India's most corrupt city. The current row comes as no surprise when you consider the fact that work on building the stadiums and most other infrastructure has gone down to the wire and become a shoddy race against time. All this while smug authorities told the people that all was well, and things would be fine. "It's the Indian way of doing things, which the West doesn't understand," was a common refrain. Clearly, the "Indian way" hasn't worked - and the Games are turning out to be India's bonfire of vanities.
As I write this comes the news that a bridge near the showpiece Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium - where the inaugural and closing ceremonies will be held - has collapsed, critically injuring a number of workers. This, after scores of workers have already died during the construction. What next? How much worse can it get?
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The illumanati

Croydon, Australia

#2 Sep 23, 2010
Tell those Elite Athletes to toughen up and stop whinging. and go and do their best.
What the heck if there is a bit of shit on your shoes.
What do they expect? for crissake ,there are two hundred Million MORE people there now, than there was just ten years ago.
Everybody cannot expect a flush toilet, if they did ,there would be NO water left ,anywhere.
so live with it . or do something about the population explosion,Build a school , educate the people.
deadbang

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#4 Sep 24, 2010
Good on ya, illuminati. That's the stuff. Nothing like a pile of crap to make you into a man /woman. what's the matter with people? whadda they want? a no shit sporting competition? in fact, illuminati likes shit. His/her entire article was full of it. Yer, what do people expect? No big turd floating in the swimming lane? oops, there's a track runner bogged down. wow, that cyclist just contracted malaria. C'mon, be good sports, go there and die of disease, terrorism and stupidity. keep illuminati happy. He/she will be millions of miles away of course but, er, toughen up, you pussies! and don't flush that toilet illuminati. make a better person of ya. oh, and build a school, stop people populating. any of this make sense to anyone? hahahahaha

Since: Sep 10

Australia

#5 Sep 24, 2010
[QUOTE "who"=illuminate]Tel l those Elite Athletes to toughen up and stop whinging. and go and do their best.
What the heck if there is a bit of shit on your shoes.
What do they expect? for crissake ,there are two hundred Million MORE people there now, than there was just ten years ago.
Everybody cannot expect a flush toilet, if they did ,there would be NO water left ,anywhere.
so live with it . or do something about the population explosion,Build a school , educate the people.[/QUOTE]

IT wasn't the athletes complaining it was the Games officials. I thought you were illuminate? You really must change your screen name to "power saving".

The place is a dump and should be condemned. But that is purely a hygiene issue regarding MRSA, MRTB, MRSB, Cholera, Diptheria, Typhoid, Leprosy, Plague, and all of the other major diseases which other countries had eradicated until these people migrated or became illegal immigrants known as boat people.

I just read a poll on whether the games would be a success and 100% of respondants have declared unanimously NO.

Especially with 500 tons of explosives disappearing even with government security escorts
etc, something is going to happen and I don't mean just fireworks.

Lets face it no self respecting terrorist, individual or group would let an opportunity like this go are they?
thebitch

Australia

#6 Sep 24, 2010
The illumanati wrote:
Tell those Elite Athletes to toughen up and stop whinging. and go and do their best.
What the heck if there is a bit of shit on your shoes.
What do they expect? for crissake ,there are two hundred Million MORE people there now, than there was just ten years ago.
Everybody cannot expect a flush toilet, if they did ,there would be NO water left ,anywhere.
so live with it . or do something about the population explosion,Build a school , educate the people.
yes but they have nuclear weapon and space program why?

“Capitalistroadst er”

Since: Sep 07

Canberra

#7 Sep 24, 2010
G'day Andrew,

I hope not but the signs so far are not encouraging
The illumanati

Croydon, Australia

#8 Sep 26, 2010
Wake the ph'uc up!
this is merely an EXAMPLE of the future this planet is in for.
Go to India,go to Pakistan/Bangladesh , have a glimpse of the future.
Where will YOUR descendants fit into the future?
certainly not as prosperous as the one you inherited, good luck to them they will need it just to survive.

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