Wednesday, September 22, 2010

India's fear factor games

The Commonwealth Games, hosted this year for the first time ever by India and due to begin in Delhi on October 3, are beset by a host of problems:

With the opening ceremonies rapidly approaching it looks like the Delhi games will be one of the greatest sporting fiascos ever.


Anonymous HRT said...

The Indian speaker on the BBC was hard to understand but, I'm sure he said the piece of ceiling that "collapsed" was "two feet by two feet". If that is so, it sounds like a panel fell out.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Never mind the drinking water.

I'm optimistic about this. Before every Olympics and Commonwealth Games that I recall since the Sydney 2000 games, there's a bit of pre-emptive schadenfreude. It's as though we want them to fail so we maintain the crown for "best games ever".

London 2012 is already shaping up to be a disaster. Or not.

I am a big believer in "it'll be alright on the night".

Then again, those Pakistanis...

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Quite right - I think these Games will also turn out OK.

Sure, the bridge collapse was terrible, but from what I saw on TV news pics, the other supposed calamities weren't that bad. The "ceiling collapse" really was just like one of those panels falling from your regular office ceiling.

6:01 PM  

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