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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by Red on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 13:02

There's been a bomb scare in the games village.

And

Delhi boss in Princess Di gaffe

2010-10-05 10:14


Princess Diana (File)




New Delhi - Britain's Princess Diana may have died in a car crash in 1997, but New Delhi Commonwealth Games supremo Suresh Kalmadi thanked her for being at the opening ceremony on Tuesday.The blundering chairperson of the organising committee made the faux pas in a press conference to update reporters on the troubled Games' progress."Yes, Princess Diana was there," he said before correcting himself.
"Prince Charles and (Camilla) the Duchess of Cornwall. Now they have gone off and they appreciated all the efforts made here."Kalmadi has been the face of the Games, but was booed at the opening ceremony after a shambolic build-up.

Also a problem with bugs at various venues.

Aussie men struggling in the pool.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by JGK on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 13:14

FFS, first we choke against the Bannies in the cricket and now the Poms and Scots are beating us in the swimming.

We suck at everything.

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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by doremi on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 21:39

5 golds for us in the day. Not bad.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by G.Wood on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 23:39

I was surprised to see some hot welsh totty



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Post by JGK on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 23:58

Sisters too.

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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by horace on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 01:21

Oz 9 gold - Poms 2
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Post by JGK on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 01:41

How many golds do the Scots have?

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Post by PlanetPakistan on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 03:21

So i see Haroon is boxing for Pakistan after not being picked by England...a bit like Dirk Nannes in the 2009 T20 WC.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/8044179/Commonwealth-Games-2010-Haroon-Khan-tipped-to-eclipse-older-brother-Amir.html
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Post by Red on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 09:03

Athletics events are due to start tonight but are in doubt because the track is not ready.
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Post by Zat on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 10:27

Is the 100 metre track 100 metres?

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Post by skully on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 11:38

PMSL at the crazy Tunisian-born Aussie wrestler Bruce Esky...err...um...I mean... Hassene Fkiri, who lost his temper during his Gold medal bout with an Indian opponent. He was constantly warned and penalised for slapping and head-butting, then gave the bird to the crowd after he was finally (apparently correctly and deservedly) disqualified. He was stripped of his Silver and Chef de Spaghetti made him go and stand in a corner and think about what he'd done.

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Post by Zat on Wed 06 Oct 2010, 22:32

skully on the 24 hour delay this time.

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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by embee on Thu 07 Oct 2010, 14:54

Whinging Pommy Cheat plus Subi Coariab Officials = Ozzie Gold in the chicks 100m
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Post by PlanetPakistan on Thu 07 Oct 2010, 15:13

jeez Pakistan is so poor, almost on par with SL and BD 😢
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Post by ever hopeful on Thu 07 Oct 2010, 20:27

embee wrote:Whinging Pommy Cheat plus Subi Coariab Officials = Ozzie Gold in the chicks 100m
You're right, this fiasco was embarrassing from an English standpoint.; Our athletes have no right to expect other people (apart from themselves) to be be disqualified for false starts. Australia already has the disadvatage of having a smaller population from which to select its team, so the least we can do is let them set off a bit before the gun; it's only sporting.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by taipan on Thu 07 Oct 2010, 21:05

How many banindians does it take to change a light bulb at the CG?


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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by Josh Carney on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 01:23

South African players have been coming to India for about 20 years now. I cannot really recall them complaining about the weather, food, pollution etc. nor can I recall them getting sick with Delhi belly etc. Mostly these things seem to be affecting the Aussies and UKers.
Is this because the South African contingents which has a lot of white players / athletes are more used to to such conditions ?
SA has had / still has a tumultous history, they still have slums and a noticeable have - have not gap. Does this allow even the whites to grow up in an environment which builds more immunity and also resilience to potentially adverse, non home conditions.
Do the high standards of livings and ultra sanitized environments in UK and Australia make their athletes more susceptible ?
I am not posing this question to stir up anybody, only wondering about this since there have been complaints about unfriendly conditions even at places like Barcelona and Atlanta.
Child specialists say that it is best to let your child roll a bit in the mud so as to develop immunity, should athletes of some countries be put under different conditions as part of their build up ?

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Post by Zat on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 01:37

I think some of the CG athletes are a bit pampered.

And at almost every multi-sport event, there are complaints from somewhere that things aren't how [insert team name here] would like it. Might just be Aus and England's turn.

Ironic, though, that the Aussie cricketers took defeat with more grace than some of our CG athletes. Then again, maybe they're getting used to it.

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Post by JGK on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 03:53

Meanwhile, the Australian primary school cycling team seem to have won the 4000m teams pursuit in a pretty fast time.





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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by Josh Carney on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 03:58

Couple of them look very young particularly the second last one. Is there a minimum age limit at all ?

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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by skully on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 04:11

Their nickname is the Flying Afridis.
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Post by taipan on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 06:24

Josh Carney wrote:South African players have been coming to India for about 20 years now. I cannot really recall them complaining about the weather, food, pollution etc. nor can I recall them getting sick with Delhi belly etc. Mostly these things seem to be affecting the Aussies and UKers.
Is this because the South African contingents which has a lot of white players / athletes are more used to to such conditions ?
SA has had / still has a tumultous history, they still have slums and a noticeable have - have not gap. Does this allow even the whites to grow up in an environment which builds more immunity and also resilience to potentially adverse, non home conditions.
Do the high standards of livings and ultra sanitized environments in UK and Australia make their athletes more susceptible ?
I am not posing this question to stir up anybody, only wondering about this since there have been complaints about unfriendly conditions even at places like Barcelona and Atlanta.
Child specialists say that it is best to let your child roll a bit in the mud so as to develop immunity, should athletes of some countries be put under different conditions as part of their build up ?

Some interesting points Josh, but you are possibly slightly off the mark with you view of conditions in SA.

I would say most countries have slums and a substantial have/ have not gap. On the whole is fairly sanitized with the exceprion of the rural areas but I would hazard to guess that this is the same in the Aussie outback.

The standard of SA drinking water is one of the highest in the world and certainly superior to most European countries
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by horace on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 06:27

interesting that the Bannies wanted to use the camera at the cth games to upgrade their 100m runner from bronze to silver
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Post by G.Wood on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 06:32

The standard of SA drinking water is one of the highest in the world and certainly superior to most European countries

Aye, Saffers are actually renowned experts in the treatment of wet stuff.

But there's a certain amount of 'stuff' in all drinking water and you do get immune to your own 'stuff'. Perhaps the saffer stuff is similar to the stuff in Indian water somehow.

Although they are now saying that Aussies got sick from contaminated water in the warm up pool.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by Zat on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 08:08

Josh Carney wrote:South African players have been coming to India for about 20 years now. I cannot really recall them complaining about the weather, food, pollution etc. nor can I recall them getting sick with Delhi belly etc. Mostly these things seem to be affecting the Aussies and UKers.
Heard one of teh Aussie swimming team officials on the radio this arv, and he said they'd actually had fewer gastro-type problems at these CG then at any other major meet for quite some time, fewer than 10% of the team in total, which is about 'normal'.

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