Commonwealth Games Boxers Forced to Cut More Weight than Necessary
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.
Did they clean the **** out of the athletes village yet?
Fucking gong show.
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.
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.
Plus there's no one there, the stands are totally empty. That must pretty **** for all athletes involved.
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.
Nah, keep 'em. Australia, with our minute population in comparison to many countries, dominates. That makes me happy.
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.
Ob thread drift
Gong show continues
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
This is showing how big of a farce the commonwealth games are becoming.
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