Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1
    battlefields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia, Land of Oz
    Posts
    5,281
    Style
    BJJ/ MMA/ MT
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Commonwealth Games Boxers Forced to Cut More Weight than Necessary

    http://www.smh.com.au/commonwealth-g...004-164c6.html

    http://www.smh.com.au/commonwealth-g...004-163to.html

    I'm sure there were a number of boxers at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi prepared to punch the crap out of any number of event officials when they learned the scales they used were not only inaccurate, but impossibly so. Hell, I want to punch someone for them.

    Imagine you were preparing to weigh in, you are in your athlete accomodation, you check the scales and it says you are 48.8kg. You need to be under 50kg. Your coach weighs you, you are 48.8kg, he's happy. You get to the official scales and they say 50.7kg. You freak, start running to drop the phantom weight. You jump back on, desperately dehydrated now. It now says 51.8kg. I'd drop the ************ with the clipboard right there.

    Instead they found a fifty kilo weight from the gym and tested it to find the scales measured it at 51.4kg. The Australian boxing captain, Luke Woods, accused officials of endangering the health of the athletes and quite rightly. It was a farce.

    This is what the boxers from all over the British Empire (and some no longer part of it) had to contend with at the official weigh ins at the Commonwealth Games. Kind of sums up these Games, corrupt or inept.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Burnaby B.C.
    Posts
    3,079
    Style
    Jacket wrestling
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Did they clean the **** out of the athletes village yet?

    Fucking gong show.

  3. #3
    battlefields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia, Land of Oz
    Posts
    5,281
    Style
    BJJ/ MMA/ MT
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Man, the place is a fucking wreck. Seriously, the track events start in a few hours and they are still trying to replace the running surface, there is still a square metre wide whole in the middle of the track. I tell you it is a farce, a country with that kind of poverty levels is highly susceptible to corruption. If I keep going I am going to be accused of racism.

  4. #4
    Kambei Shimada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey-England
    Posts
    1,385
    Style
    Sub-Grap/MMA
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Its a fucking disgrace.

    Soo basically the fighters have had to stay dehydrated for an extra 24 hrs and are then expected to fight shortly afterwards. It's actually pretty dangerous.

    This whole event has been a complete shambles.

  5. #5
    Kovacs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,999
    Style
    Cross Fit, small arms.
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Plus there's no one there, the stands are totally empty. That must pretty **** for all athletes involved.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    99
    Style
    Muay Thai
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The Commonwealth games never seem to do well, even when they're held in the Mother country. Although this one looks like it's going to be a particular stinker. Maybe we should knock them on the head.

  7. #7
    battlefields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia, Land of Oz
    Posts
    5,281
    Style
    BJJ/ MMA/ MT
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Nah, keep 'em. Australia, with our minute population in comparison to many countries, dominates. That makes me happy.

  8. #8
    ADM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,730
    Style
    Kyokushin Karate / BJJ
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    THe whole thing was a bit gee'd up by the media, but indeed they were quite behind in preparation it seemed for this event (I heard rumours of child workers, working on the stadium builds ... but honestly, it's only a rumour).

    I have a mate competing there, so I'll be cheering for him regardless. Terrible show about the weigh-ins though, quite terrible.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Burnaby B.C.
    Posts
    3,079
    Style
    Jacket wrestling
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ob thread drift

    Gong show continues

    http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/2...266169482.html

    50 swimmers all have the same stomach virus.

    Despite assurances from organisers that daily tests of the water have been clear, the English team is seeking more reassurances. They are asking to see the test results and have made complaints about insects and feathers in the pool.

    Feathers? Better be an outdoor pool

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    3
    Style
    American style Kickboxing
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This is showing how big of a farce the commonwealth games are becoming.

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO