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Quick Edit | PM at the Games

Quick Edit | PM at the Games
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First Published: Sun, Aug 15 2010. 11 04 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Aug 15 2010. 11 04 PM IST
Finally, with less than 50 days to go for the 19th Commonwealth Games, the Centre has stepped in to stem the rot. It is strange that for a country that professes great power ambitions, it takes its prime minister to fix problems in the organization of even a sporting event.
It is equally strange that the task has finally been entrusted to civil servants—a group usually frowned upon as being apathetic and devoid of organizational ability. Perhaps it was with this in mind that sports administrators had been given the job. But such is the rapacity of our sports politicians that they managed to inject corrupt practices, but did little to speed up construction of Games infrastructure.
There will be future sporting events. What will the country do then? Fixing sporting organization, not only in terms of infrastructure but also what sportspersons need, is the key to success.
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First Published: Sun, Aug 15 2010. 11 04 PM IST