CWG Mess: 'India Should Not Have Been Awarded CWG'

Melbourne, Sep 24 (PTI): Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates today said India should never have been awarded the hosting rights of the Commonwealth Games given the shoddy preparations that have marred the build-up to the October 3 to 14 event.

"In hindsight, no, they shouldn't have been awarded the Games," Coates was quoted as saying by 'The Australian Associated Press'.

Delhi is racing against time to be ready for the Games after several missed deadlines and allegations of inefficiency and corruption against the organisers severely dented its image as an international sporting venue.

Coates said the Commonwealth Games Federation could have been more actively involved in the preparations.

"The problem is the Commonwealth Games Federation is under-resourced. It doesn't have the ability to monitor the progress of cities in the way the Olympic Committee does," he said.


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  • Anonymous, USA

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    The people responsible should be fined and lose their construction licenses.

    The management should resign after having brought such shame to India.

    "The Westerners have different standards, we have different standards,” said Lalit Bhanot, the Delhi Games’ spokesman.

    Lalit Bhanot should be fired as the photos prove his statements false.

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  • allan d'costa, kinnigoli/abudhabi

    Fri, Sep 24 2010

    Whatever it is we indians do accept that whatever shoddy work took place should not have happenned, but the way aussies are commenting looks like they are really jealous on india. since they lost the position for ICC president and many other things they are trying these type of cheap tactics.they did sting operation for carrying explosives inside the games village so we can clearly see what is the motive behind this.

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