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Countdown to Commonwealth Games 2010
  • September 2nd, 2008

The last Commonwealth Games in 2006 at Melbourne, Australia had a lot of impact on the host nation as some AUS$1 billion was used to prepare and stage the game, the cost was described in some local media as excessive

Now the baton has been passed to New Delhi, India where the preparation leading to the 2010 games has diffused some controversy as residents has been displaced and historical ruins torn down to cater to the ‘progress’

People & Power – Countdown 2010 (1 Sep 08) by AlJazeera

Well after watching the above video, my thoughts turn to our very own 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games. Will it be ‘built’ at the expense of the people? Well maybe not in Singapore context as seen in Delhi case, but I’m sure there’s a certain trade-off, required for the host nation to prepare for such a big event


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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