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Ruling Czar

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  1. Jim, Dehli 2010 proves that you can't just have money as your focus when deciding who should host a major internatioanl event. Don't you know that its that same kind of "money worship" that has the world in this financial mess? You have got to take a balanced look at everything. Personally, i would love the games to go to India. But it just wasn't the time. Now on top of the pre existing security fears, you have to deal with organizational concerns also.

  2. At sydney 2000, there was the depiction of the great Barrier reef in deep sea dreaming, then the flora of the wild outback. Are you trying to tell me that with some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, Canada can find no natural wonders to celebrate in its opening ceremony? What about the staggering opulence of the Rockies? The thunder of Niagra falls.........the vast sheets of ice that crown its head at the top of the world? can you Imagine Bc place stadium depicting a flushed white winter wonderland of nature? Imagine the sea segment of Barcelona 92 in white depicting a great ice sheet or something. Don't make it a ppl story like the handover ceremony inTorino. What about the story of Vancouver.........which is a ppl story but can be worked very well.

  3. OK.........in all honesty? i hope the directors of the ceremonies are not reading forum. You don't have to depict bollywood dancers from India or Warrior dandcers from kenya or Scottish kilts from scotland to present a true image of Canada. When you do that, the focus turns into a celebration of individual indentity rather than what it is about Canada that unites all of those cultures. When i think of your country.....I think first of vastness..... then snow.......then forsest....... thenorthern lights...........hospitality. It should be a focus on the land and a depictionof the things that makes the LAND unique. At salt lake we didn't have kilts and warriors and bollywood dancers and the US is one of the most multicultural places on the planet. Look at the natural wonders of your country and celebrate em. Didn't Athens teach you anything about the utter profoundity of celebrating the environment that gives rise to the culture?

  4. Okay..............here are some commonsense question that hopefully, will generate some common sense answers.

    Did the Commonwealth Games committee scrutinize all of these possibilities when they decided to award the Games to Dehli?


    Were they just interested in sending the games to a new outpost irrespective of the important suff?

    Does Dehli have an established reputation of dependability?

    Does the breech of Commonwealth games preparation contracts ( whatever they may be) come with fines?

    Would Dehli be able to pay them in the unfortunate likelihood that something goes wrong?

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