Commonwealth Games under threat?

It’s not looking good for next month’s Commonwealth Games. According to the head of New Zealand’s team, Dave Currie, the facilities at the athletes’ village in Delhi are ‘shocking’, with major problems involving ‘plumbing, wiring, internet access and mobile phone coverage.’

The Games have been dogged by criticism over lack of security, corruption and missed deadlines, and now it seems that apart from security, none of the existing problems have been solved, and they are now threatening to end the event before it’s even started.

‘The way things are looking, it's not up to scratch,’ said Currie. ‘The reality is that if the village is not ready and athletes can't come, the implications are that it's not going to happen. It is unacceptable from the organising committee that they have put athletes through this.’

‘Many nations that have already sent their advanced parties to set up within the village have made it abundantly clear that the Commonwealth Games village is seriously compromised,’ said the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Michael Fennel. ‘The condition of the residential zone has shocked the majority ... significant operational matters remained unaddressed.’

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