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Heaven needed a Bronze medal in Lawn Bowls for Jersey.

Hipstamatic Priest (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

(We can use this as the 2010 Commonwealth Games thread in the unlikely event of it going ahead.)

Hipstamatic Priest (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:37 (eleven years ago) link

Y'know I was just thinking about starting this.

Athletes need to man the fuck up imo

Mo Tucker Mo Problems (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

athletes are such prima donnas

xp

yup

no one was protesting when this happened to (history mayne), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

Looking forward to boycotts of London 2012 if this collapses tho

Mo Tucker Mo Problems (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:42 (eleven years ago) link

Collapsing briges, shit in althete village units, overflowing loos, wtf are they doing!? I was reading about this today and holy shit, I mean ok the media would be beating it up but it sounds like such a fuckup.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:43 (eleven years ago) link

It's not due to start for a fortnight yet.

Obviously whether some third string 400 metre runner can get a personal best and a fortnight in a luxury hotel is more important than the economic and political gains to India.

Mo Tucker Mo Problems (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:45 (eleven years ago) link

'athlete villages' are the biggest con of all time

pack a tent, son

no one was protesting when this happened to (history mayne), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

I think Australians being patronising towards Indians is the highest priority here.

Hipstamatic Priest (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

Presumably your cricketers will avoid the place for another 5 years now.

Mo Tucker Mo Problems (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

Not while the Indians are paying us millions in television rights, no.

Hipstamatic Priest (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

"Our colleagues from Wales tell us that they had two dogs sleeping actually on the duvets which have been designed for the athletes," England's chef de mission Craig Hunter told BBC Hindi.
"Then the dogs jumped off the bed and went into the shower unit for the toilet and jumped back on to the bed."
...
Defiant organising committee secretary-general Lalit Bhanot insisted: "The situation is under control."
...
Bhanot explained: "Everyone has different standards about cleanliness. The Westerners have different standards while we have different standards."

SO GREAT

JimD, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

"I always let my dog shit in the shower, what's the problem!??"

JimD, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:51 (eleven years ago) link

I'm assuming it's not solely Delhi's fault that things were allowed to escalate to this point so whoever was supposed to be overseeing and regulating the process needs to man up and not heap all the blame on India here.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:53 (eleven years ago) link

best to let sleeping dogs lie somewhere else

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:00 (eleven years ago) link

How about shitting dogs?

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:02 (eleven years ago) link

Those dogs were clearly house trained.

Mo Tucker Mo Problems (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:02 (eleven years ago) link

Holes dug ubiquitously in an effort to "beautify" the Indian capital – millions of pot plants were to be planted – have contributed to an outbreak of dengue fever. The holes were left unfilled, stagnant water collected and mosquitos bred in their millions.

Hipstamatic Priest (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:02 (eleven years ago) link

The Westerners have different standards while we have different standards

Losing my shit here.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:03 (eleven years ago) link

xps

i have no immediate proverb to tailor to that occasion, i must say

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:03 (eleven years ago) link

Shitting dogs don't lie, they let incompetent administrators do it for them!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:05 (eleven years ago) link

Seriously, it's like this guy is trying to insult as many people as possible.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100922/jsp/sports/story_12966666.jsp

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:07 (eleven years ago) link

http://ashpillai.blogspot.com/2010/09/letter-to-dr-lalit-bhanot.html

JimD, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:27 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.smh.com.au/commonwealth-games-2010/comm-games-news/you-will-never-speak-to-them-security-stops-journalists-from-interviewing-australian-athletes-20100928-15uqf.html?autostart=1

Australia's gymnastics team was strangely denied a chance to speak to the press after touching down at Delhi's Indira Gandhi airport late on Monday.

Despite having waited almost three hours for a delayed flight to speak to gold medal hope Lauren Mitchell, Australian media people were told by police shortly before the arrival they would not be able to ask any questions.

yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:11 (eleven years ago) link

it's all shaping up pretty well isn't it

yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:13 (eleven years ago) link

although fingers crossed, we'll owne the brits @ track cycling @ the Delhi Commonwealth Games : )

yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:18 (eleven years ago) link

Opening ceremony on now, folks.

ailsa, Sunday, 3 October 2010 13:14 (eleven years ago) link

Waiting for it here, Australian television is showing twenty features on Indian food!

Ain't Gonna Play Sim City (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 3 October 2010 13:22 (eleven years ago) link

Prince Charles is so thrilled to be there listening to a lo-fi recording of the Indian anthem.

Ain't Gonna Play Sim City (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 3 October 2010 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

has australia won all the medals yet

hypnopriapism (electricsound), Monday, 4 October 2010 07:29 (eleven years ago) link

not quite

the opening netball game got an attendance of 60, the opening tennis match got about 20

Ain't Gonna Play Sim City (King Boy Pato), Monday, 4 October 2010 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

gold for straya

hypnopriapism (electricsound), Monday, 4 October 2010 12:00 (eleven years ago) link

nick d'arsey's tilt went well!!

the brostep hump (haitch), Monday, 4 October 2010 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

i know gymnastics isn't the most thrilling of sports, but i at least thought someone would go and watch it?

not_goodwin, Monday, 4 October 2010 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

Half the swimmers throwing up from suspected contaminated water, sprinter's blocks all slipping on the track (with dudes running in front of the sprinters painting the lines), no-one watching anything. Hugely success all round.

san te cross (onimo), Thursday, 7 October 2010 18:37 (eleven years ago) link

Also sore losing Englanders stripping Aussies of golds with protests in order to "win" a bronze.

san te cross (onimo), Thursday, 7 October 2010 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

YEah, that protest was fucked imo. England were quite happy to let their dq'ed runner go again, but then cried foul when Pearson won. Boo!

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Thursday, 7 October 2010 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

Radio 5 commentating on this = most embarrassing, condescending, smug, narrow-minded, cutely nationalistic shit I have ever heard - it's like an event designed to give the home nations a sporting chance in as many events as possible

ban the commonwealth games

also ban incessant lyrical descriptions of how someone bravely prevailed in a fucking hurdles race - they were winning and they won, so what - play >1 hour of competitive sport then come back to me

acoleuthic, Sunday, 10 October 2010 13:30 (eleven years ago) link

An hour of running hurdles would be fucking brutal, that's for sure.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:22 (eleven years ago) link

yeah and I would like to see it

seriously there is nothing more infuriating and pathetic than national radio going batshit for home-grown athletes in a prissy little commonwealth tournament while trying to pretend it's a massive deal

acoleuthic, Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:25 (eleven years ago) link

you're embarrassing yourselves and your corporation

acoleuthic, Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:26 (eleven years ago) link

Man, was there some cricket on the radio today then?

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:30 (eleven years ago) link

bwahaha

acoleuthic, Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:31 (eleven years ago) link

Joeks, I pretty much agree with you on this fwiw.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:31 (eleven years ago) link

like, I don't disagree with the tournament's right to exist but christ almighty if you're going to cover it, cover it for what it is and give every participating country a fair hearing, don't treat it like fucking christmas for mediocre british athletes

acoleuthic, Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

they're all mediocre british athletes tho? commonwealth's a distinction i dont fully get tbh

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 October 2010 15:34 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Watching the athletics I notice that the phrase "fastest losers" has been replaced by the snappy "fastest non-automatic qualifiers".

She's got a dog in Ballymena (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 August 2022 18:51 (one week ago) link

I'm a non-automatic qualifier baby, so why don't you kill me

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 4 August 2022 19:05 (one week ago) link

Bill Burr is working on a bit about it as we speak

Sam Weller, Thursday, 4 August 2022 19:45 (one week ago) link


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