As most of you have probably heard, there have been growing concerns regarding India hosting the Commonwealth games due to the state of the athletes village that is almost nearly completely constructed. The article I have linked (below) provides what I must admit is a fairly biased perspective of this issue, However I see if it as fitting as it represents the views of the vast majority of the global population (in my opinion) as well as many of the high ranking officials and athletes as we have come to see over the past few days!
I for one believe that India needs to step up it’s game and actually provide so decent conditions. I may not have seen it for myself, but if athletes and officials are getting all up-tight and serious about it, then there’s most likely something wrong… really wrong. There have been tonnes of countries that have hosted the Olympics and set the standard time and time again, each time bettering the last! For a country with a powerful economy like India, this is no doubt appalling! This is there opportunity to show the world what they’re made of once again (as they’ve done it before… hosting the cricket IPL.) It’s time they got up and did a proper job…
However the article did make one interesting statement: “…the Commonwealth Games Federation has swallowed whole the notion that the awarding of a Games is a magic pill that cures all ills.” I have heard this discussed before, like hosting brings not only incredible amounts of tourism but further develops the local community in many ways as well. Who knows… only time will tell
So what do you guys think?
link: India needs a miracle