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Subject: [Leica] Commonwealth Games
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:51:52 +0530
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There is ignorance here as anything else, whipped up by the media -
after all most athletes are quite ignorant of world realities. Before
the games, reading media coverage, one would feel that if you set foot
in Delhi, you would either get targeted by militants or be consumed by
dengue fever or have a stadium roof fall on your head or be bitten by
a cobra. In reality, I would rather walk the streets of Mumbai late at
night rather than New York, despite the appalling poverty. But then, I
have been to both places, so I can make up my own mind....


On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Geoff Hopkinson <hopsternew at> 
> I thnk that is a very harsh comment on those athletes. Some actually
> just made commercial decisions, others were unwilling to accept the
> risk and there was a risk, very thankfully not eventuating.
> "without a hitch' might be a very generous assessment too, if you are 
> candid!
> Certainly India is justifiably proud with the Games, as every host
> country is too.
> Personally I was sad that it was judged necessary to keep every
> spectator from the courses for the road cycling and the marathons.
> Perhaps it is a necessity or at least a symptom of today's security
> restrictions.
> To pass through the security checks to enter a games venue you must
> not have any items from the prohibited list. If you did have them and
> still wanted to enter , there was no provision to store them.
> Besides the obvious and sensibly banned items also prohibited were
> cameras, laptops and handy cams.
> Cheers
> Geoff
> On 16 October 2010 15:38, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> 
> wrote:
>> I bet all the ignorant athletes from Australia and England who dropped
>> out just before the CWG ?are regretting it now! Went off without a
>> hitch, both in terms of facilities and security (must have been the
>> No.1 target for a terrorist attack in the last two weeks):
>> Cheers
>> Jayanand
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