The Commenwealth Games of 2010
Athletes got huge cheering from all present at the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games, but people did not forgive the person who initially brought shame to India. The Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was constantly and repeatedly booed by everyone present in the stadium when he came out to make a speech.
The only people to actually deserve an applause are the athletes. Despite lack of proper equipments or infrastructure, they have done exceptionally well. And we all should be greatful to them for the performance they gave.
When Kalmadi came to give his speech, he was received with huge jeers. Boos were heard after every stop he made in his speech. The loudest boos were heard when he thanked Lalit Bahanot.
We all should not forget the corruption and mis-management done by Suresh Kalmadi and his team mates, especially Lalit Bhanot, who needs to get trained in public speaking. We should make sure that people such as these are not able to take even 1% credit behind the success of the Indian athletes. Hopefully, a thorough enquiry will be conducted in the CWG corruption and if found guilty, these people will be severely punished.
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on 14 October 2010 | 7:33 pm
So after all the controversies surrounding the Organizing Committee and the Sports related bodies in India and after all the excitement and emotional moments brought to us by the Indian athletes, the 19th Commonwealth Games draws to a close today in New Delhi.
The closing ceremony for Delhi Commonwealth Games will a be a 2 hr 15 min show and will feature over 7000 performers from across India.
The Games closing ceremony will be divided into five segments.
First segment: Agni: showcasing the martial arts that originated in India
Second segment: Military Martial Music: involves military music
Third segment: Tribute to Motherland: A composition by A R Rahman, with a special version of Vande Mataram.
Fourth segment: Glasgow Handover: A Welcome message from the Scots welcoming the next Games to Glasgow in 2014.
Fifth segment: Music of Universal Love: Will feature some of the lead singers from Bollywood like Usha Uthup, Shankar mahadevan, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, Shubha Mudgal and Ila Arun.
The show will also feature a laser display by Viraf Sarkari. The entire show’s creative committee includes renowned film personalities like Shyam Benegal, Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi.
So, get set for a riveting evening of non-stop excitement. Get ready to say Goodbye to 19th Commonwealth Games and to the thousands of athletes who came to India from World over.
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on 13 October 2010 | 9:16 pm
India opened its medals account in Commonwealth games with 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Australia did as expected and won 4 gold and 2 silver medals to start on the top of the table.
India had a great day in tennis with the players winning all the matches. Bopanna and Nirupama Sanjeev were the only ones defeated in tennis today, but then again they were against the top seeded Australian pair of Paul Hanley and Anastasia Rodionova in the mixed doubles first round. They lost 3-6 6-3 3-6. Top seeds Leander and Sania won easily and Rohan Bopanna, Rushmi Chakravarthi and Poojashree Venkatesh also won their singles matches.
India beat Kenya 5-0 in the Badminton team event. We also had impressive starts in archery with men’s and women’s recurve teams finishing on top ahead of Tuesday’s elimination round at the Yamuna Sports Complex
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on 4 October 2010 | 3:49 pm
Our beloved Sports Minister M S Gill proudly announced on Wednesday that the Commonwealth Games Village is now ready. No signs of any remorse or shame for getting the village ready 3 days before the Delhi Commonwealth Games are scheduled to start.
The trio of Suresh kalmadi, Sheila Dikshit and M S Gill has been under a lot of pressure over the past few months after a series of exposes clearly pointing to huge corruption and money laundering in the Commonwealth Games projects. No wonder that even after 7 years we were not able to prepare ourselves for the Games.
But now since the Games are just few days away, Govt will go ahead non-stop shouting at the top of its voice that All is Well. It understands very well that a failed Games will lead to huge embarrassment for the nation as a whole and will surely blacklist all the officials involved with the projects. To consider that we have people like Lalit Bhanot even in the team of Organzing Committee and that too at such a high post, speaks in itself the incompetence level of the staff.
So it comes as no surprise when our sport minister proudly says that the Games Village is now ready and that everyone is happy with the preparations. The only thing he is trying to do here is spread a feel good factor, so that once the Games are over, no action is taking against him or the OC members by the Govt. And rest assured, all these people from Suresh Kalmadi to Bhanot to Gill to Sheila Dikshit will go scot free. No action will be initiated against any of them and to settle the dust Congress Govt will institute an eyewash committee who will keep finding facts related to corruption for the next 20 years.
Meanwhile, as Indians, we can only expect that the Games go well and after the Games are over, people related to even slightest of corruptions in the Games are sent to jail for a lifetime. 2400 athletes and other officials from 52 countries have already reached the village and another 2300 are expected to move in by Friday.
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on 29 September 2010 | 4:00 pm
The countdown to 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games has begun with athletes scheduled to start coming to India from 24th Sep. But are we really going ahead with the Games?
India is a country marred by poverty and unemployment. In the past 60+ years since Independence, successive Govts, majority of which were Congress Govts, have done absolutely nothing to erase poverty. The only thing India has seen increasing over the years is corruption. In such a scenario our beloved Congress Govt decided to host the 19th Commonwealth Games at Delhi. Nothing wrong in hosting the event if it will help create world class facilities and stadiums for Indian athletes, create a mega city out of Delhi and give out a positive outlook to tourists coming to India. So far so good.
However, once the bid was won, and the organizing Committee created, Congress forgot what the committee actually was for. From being the Organizing Committee to manage the Games, the OC became a bunch of people amassing personal fortunes. The tax payers money was laundered like water and what was supposed to be completed in 6000 Crore went up to 60,000 Crore. We Indians would still have not minded the personal fortunes some people made through the Games, if and only if, the work had been done.
If you happen to live in Delhi, you will understand how useless the OC has been. Nothing has been completed, no landscaping, no proper roads built, no projects completely finished. The collapse of a bridge at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on 22nd just highlighted the shame Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee members have brought to this country. Even athletes staying areas at the Commonwealth Games Village has not been made to the desired standards, forcing several top class athletes to stay away from the Games.
The least you would have expected from the organizing members was some signs of repent. But seems that they are taking pride in the mistakes they have committed. When asked about the shabby stay options at Games Village, the OC secretary-general Lalit Bhanot said that India has different standards in hygiene as compared to the world. What a shameful statement. What kind of image of India is he trying to project to the world? If India were China, for such casual attitude and rampant irregularities, these people would have been made to spend the rest of their lives in jail. Western Media is already making a laughing stock of our preparations and corruption, and you can be sure more such “bridge-falling” events are waiting round the corner.
Now, Congress and Games Committee are not just trying to protect those guilty of this huge mismanagement, but also asking common people to come up and support the Games. Govt is giving feelers that those responsible for the Games mess will be punished, but after the Games have finished. Oh c’mon, does anyone really believe that?
Games will be held from 3rd to 14th without doubt, but there will be no good athletes to take part in it. Some countries may send a B-Grade team and some others will just stay back. Several other problems will occur on a day to day basis during the Games. News Channels and Papers will cry their hearts out. Than on 14th, Games will be over. Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit, Suresh Kalmadi and the likes will thensay their thank you messages and how successful the Games were. they’d cry that everyone was trying to bring the Games down, but it was only Congress which managed to host this successful event. Two months down the line, people will even forget when CWG 2010 was held and we’d again go on with our lives, oblivious of the fact that the money we paid as taxes are now lying in the Swiss bank accounts of some few individuals.
So, it’s up to you if you want to support the Games or not. Whether you do or you don’t doesn’t really matter. Because the Games was not brought to India for you, my friend. It was not brought to India for National Pride. It was not brought to India to help the economy or local tourism or to convert Delhi to a mega city. It was a very clever plan by those who mattered to amass huge fortunes and those who had to make money, have made it already. No action will be taken against any of them, ever. So my friends, whether the games are successful or not, whether you go and watch the Games or not, doesn’t really matter!
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on 22 September 2010 | 4:31 pm