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Personally think that Delhi should be the last one.
That's what I think about the olympics, BRT!
(and the last one should have been the last one).
Who said they are not getting paid??????????????
What's the point of any sporting tournament? The football premiership is irrelevant as is the rugby union premiership. F1 has no bearing on peoples lives either for that matter. As for the snooker, darts, cricket, horse racing, Moto GP, Super League, GNR, Oxford and Cambridge boat race, triathlon series and Tour de France, I say scrap them all.
The point is that sport brings people together and hopefully inspires others or at least lifts their spirits. Otherwise we would get born, work, shag, reproduce and die.
I like the Olympics and Commonwealth games for the reasons stated above. Far less cynical than the bloated professional sports we're severed daily and told to enjoy.
Commonwealth Games rock!
Went to manchester in 02 as Mrs P was working up there - fantastic - loved the experience so much we went to Athens in 04, which waseven better
they really do bring people together - just a shame about the turnout at Delhi - and an even bigger shame about the organisation
The amount of public money being spent & people the BBC have covering this is truly staggering.
I would love to hear the reasoning & justification for this complete waste of our money by the director general,anyone would think they are covering the Olympics.
Come to think of it,the World Championships don't get this amount time,money & effort lavished upon them,
Hopefully Delhi may be a bit of a watershed & their shambolic organisation & low interest from the residents of Delhi will be final nail in the coffin.
I think they could maybe be done a bit lower budget - not sure why every tournament requires so many brand new sporting facilities. Maybe some of the events could even be in different cities or different countries.
Take the Glasgow one coming up - do they have a velodrome in Glasgow now - I'm assuming they are building one - yet the Meadowbank velodrome in Edinburgh was shutting down the other year (it may have shut now for all I know). Same with London Olympics - would it kill them to have the cycling in Manchester etc It's nice to have lots of velodromes but not if it's a case of building a new one whilst an existing one is shutting down. Other sports must have equivalents too.