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  1. I guess its Nigerias turn to try and dupe the doping officials, may explain their record medal surge

    It was meant to be a showcase to show the world, Nigeria is ready to host the next Commonwealth games in Abuja :P

    Apparently, someone forgot to tell them they're not hosting 2014.
  2. Krishna Poonia, India's first athletics champion: "It's amazing. I dedicate this medal to all the Indians. With this I think we wiped out everything bad that was happening before the Games and came out united."

    I couldn't help but laud at the trony of this statement. :lol:

  3. Great table-tennis games this afternoon between India and England. Fantastic home crowd completely filling the venue who all stood up and clapped even after England had beaten their team. Good stuff. B)

    Same here, during the woman's final between the India and Singapore. The home crown just went wild every time the home team scored a point.

  4. Shock! Horror! Amazement!


    Someone contact the Delhi 2010 security coordination team and ask them how a crowd of spectators slipped into a venue and actually came to see a sporting contest...

    In case you were wondering, the Aussies beat the home team 5-2 in that match.

  5. With Team Singapore sending its largest Commonwealth team to date, 68 in 12 sports including 3 for the para sports. So is the coverage from MediaCorp's Channel 5, the English-language channel. You would think it would tap into the Chinese-language coverage for this too. But no, assuming the Commonwealth Games strictly, and rightly so, an English-language affair. Channel 5 aired the Opening Ceremony live at 9:30-11:30pm with a repeat airing later. Daily live coverage comes at 3pm Singapore time to 8pm (though in certain days coverage can start at 12pm). Also a 30-minute daily highlights show comes at 11pm with repeats at 1am and 2:30pm. Closing ceremony is live on October 14 at 9:30-11:30pm with a repeat showing the following Saturday from 1-3pm.

    Actually, if my memory serves me right, we never had any sporting event, be it the Olympics, Asian Games, CWG on a Chinese-language channel. I think the YOG was an exception though, although it was still broadcasted in English.

  6. 'Prince Diana' gaffe

    "We are working on the children from schools, already steps have been taken in that direction," said Delhi organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who was booed by the crowd at Sunday's opening ceremony.

    "And also from the low level of society, we have been distributing a lot of tickets," he said, in the organisers' first news conference since the Games opened.

    Mr Kalmadi said booths had been opened at every venue to make it easier to purchase tickets.

    "There were problems, some of the ticket stalls were not put up, but all the stalls are up now at all the stadiums," he said.

    Mr Kalmadi made an embarrassing slip-up when he said that "Prince Diana" had attended Sunday's opening ceremony, the Associated Press news agency reports.

    He quickly corrected himself and identified Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, as the attendees.

    Lady Diana died in a car crash in 1997. She was the ex-wife of Charles, who is heir to the UK's throne and who represented Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the Games.

    Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11474371

    Is he was weed ? Or has Princess Dianna risen from the grave and gotton a sex change ? No disrepect to Princess Di intented.

  7. Its one snowball after another for Delhi isn't it ?

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has presented photo evidence of a stray dog jumping on a bed in the Games Village. The CGF now wants all stray dogs to be removed from the Village site.

    CNN-IBN has access to the details of the meeting between the delegates and the organisers of the Commonwealth Games, where the delegates raised questions about the unfinished projects of the Games Village.

    The meeting, which took stock of the progress of various unfinished projects, also deliberated on the shortcomings pointed out by Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Michael Fennell about the Games village, said top officials.

    Fennell said that the final preparations for the Village have been a concern since the federation visited the residential zone on September 15. He condemned the Games village and reports quoted Fennell as saying that the athletes' village is seriously compromised.

    Moreover, delegates from England and Scotland say they saw workers sleeping on beds meant for players

    A Canadian delegate has said the external parts of the towers were full of "rubbish" and exposed wires posed a risk.

    While, delegates from England and Scotland say they saw workers sleeping on beds which are meant for players.

    But the Organising committee of the Games does not seem too worried. They held a news conference on Tuesday evening and claimed there were no major concerns.

    "We are confident of completing the cleaning of the towers in the Games Village. We have recieved a letter from Fennel about his concerns. We understand the concerns of the member countries but the situation is under control," said Oranizing Commmittte General Secretary Lalit Bhanot.

    "We are looking into all the concerns and it will be solved before the arrival of the athletes, " said Bhanot.

    I would pay big money to see that photo. :lol: Also, it just goes to show you, the Western media isn't the only one slamming the games. Better than the Beijing games ? I don't think so, not a long shot.


  8. C'mon who ever gave Hambantota a chance of beating the Gold Coast ? Calling a David-Goliath battle would an understatement. No matter how much Hambantota assures the CWF that everything will be fine and ready in time, the Delhi tag is going stuck with them like glue. Does the average American differentiate Slovakia and Slovenia ? No, they don't and its the same for CWF members voting. They're not going to differentiate Sri Lanka and India. If Delhi, the Indian Capital can't get everything on time, what can make the voters assues that some second-rated Sri Lankan city can do it ?

    Anyway, back to the topic. I can see the games being postponed and pushed back but not cancled. The next week is be really crucial. Although, I have to add, after everything that has happened Delhi is just a nail away in closing that coffin that is the Commonwealth Games 2010. In short, one more hurdle like this and the games are in really deep sh!t.

  9. I noticed the same. Apparently they dont want to face the truth and they keep whining things like ''OH GAWD WHY EVERYONE IS BEING SO NEGATIVE IF YOU DONT WANT TO WRITE SOMETHING POSITIVE DONT EVEN COME HERE BAWWWW DELHI IS GONNA BE THE BESTS GAMES EVAAAH''....or something

    Sorry guys but with such a disastrous organization is hard to write something positive.

    Its disease that is rampant thoughout the cyberworld. The disease of the Patriot. Defending your country even though you know you're at the screwed end. The Russians and Ukrainians do that what someone criticises their Eurovision entry, james and his nigerian posse did that for Abuja's 2014 bid and now the Indians are doing that for Delhi, we saw that for Rio to a certain extent, we've seen that all so many times... :lol:

  10. I think the runup to these games have been nothing but bad. If India is really intending to uses these games as a coming out party like Beijing's, then they really far for it. Also I think the bad pubilicity has also really squashed India's goal of a future Olympic bid similar to how Cairo's tail got bitten during the 1991 All-Africa Games.

  11. Surprising results in the medals table! China and Russia on top but the USA "only" managed to end up 13th. It's also interesting to see Azerbaijan and Thailand (11th and 14th) so high. Singapore, on the other hand, must have been the worst host ever in terms of gold medals (zero, 62nd on the table with six medals).

    Its not bad that for Singapore, six medals is our best performance in any Olympic Games after all, mind you ! :lol: Besides we're not the worst Olympic host of all time, the Japanese won 3 medals in Sapporo (1 of Each) and the Yugoslavs won just 1 silver in Sarejevo.

    And its worth mentioning the most of Americans are actually part of the the US "B" team.

  12. Here are the directions from the Olympic Superstore at Basement 2,

    1) Walk straight to the Takashimaya Food Hall

    2) Once inside the food hall, turn left at the junction of the Brownie Stand and Bakery

    3) You should be facing the Cold Storage Supermarket Entrance, walk straight til you see the escalators.

    4) Take the escalators to the 4th floor.

    5) Once at the 4th floor, you should see a few mini-store selling sport labels, walk straight toward the post office.

    Also, I should tell you, the Post Office is close on Sundays.

  13. For an inaugural edition, it cud've BEEN WORSE...and I guess they didn't charge $500 or $1,000 a seat? Or did they?

    The cheapest were going for SGD$30(About USD$20), with restricted views. With higher ones going at SGD$80, 120 and 200.

    I have to admit the cultural performances were nothing magnificent. Although you have to keep in mind, modern Singapore was founded around the 1820's, (1819 to be exact) and was built by our forefathers from many parts of Asia , so we do not really have such a rich culture as say China or even Australia and most of it has been pass down from generations to generations, so they're pretty close if not the same as compared to the motherlands Singapore forefathers came from.

    Anyways, back to the topic. Wasn't really value for money in the performance aspect but the "Parade of Nations" and torch lighting made it worth it ! The best after Barcelona & Beijing, but I might a little biased ;)

  14. Where can I find pretty girls to make out with?

    YOG volunteers claim they were propositioned by delegates from other countries

    By Ho Lian-Yi

    March 28, 2010

    They leered. They groped. They propositioned.

    Hardly the kind of behaviour you would expect of Chefs de Mission (CdMs), the very people in charge of leading and caring for the welfare of their country's sports delegations to major events.

    The foreign CdMs cited by three girls were among 200 National Olympic Committee representatives for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in August.

    They were here for a four-day Chefs de Mission Seminar and the incidents occurred at formal dinners last week.

    At least three Singapore volunteers were invited by CdMs to their hotel rooms.

    The girls, who spoke to The New Paper on Sunday, were among 60 Culture and Education Programme (CEP) Champions who attended the functions.

    The Champions, aged 18 to 25, were picked as volunteers by the Singapore Youth Olympic G'ames Organising Committee (SYOGOC).

    The Champions told The New Paper that the CdMs invited them to their hotel rooms and asked inappropriate questions.


  15. Today, it was written on a local tabloid, the New Paper that YOG girls volunteers were invited to hotel rooms, propositioned, groped by a number of Chef de mission during the recent progress visit in Singapore. The Chef de missions involved include an unnamed African Chef de mission as well as a Caucasian Chef de mission.

    More details will be made available here tomorrow, when the New Paper will publish today's reports online.

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