Melbourne Comm. Games Closing Ceremony

#1 Mar 26th, 2006, 17:20
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Did anyone just see the Indian feature in the closing ceremony? It was geat! Makes me want to hop on a plane and jet for India tomorrow!
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no, its on tele right now but i'm in the study on indiamike!

off topic New south welshman, how funny the other day when you recommended i listen to the red house painters - i thought you were just making a comment about my door in the background of my photo being red! but i went into the website and yes they are my kind of band!

back on topic - i don't really get into these commonwealth and olympic games opening and closing ceremonies - they are a little too much for me!
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I missed the closing ceremony too!

I watched the relays all of last night and it all went wrong for so many nations so many times.
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Watching it, all I could think was how I COULD NOT MISS the Delhi 2010 Games. Especially the opening ceremony. I've gotta be there! It'll be spectacular.

As for the Melbourne closing ceremony, no-one can deny the Indians stole the show.
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So who is planning to go the 2010 games? Shall we start booking accommodation now??
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The giant that Delhi is..in terms of size and population..its just about waking up to the reality of the magnitude of effort that needs to go in..most existing stadiums are in a bad shape and lotsa work needs to be done..the traffic will hpefully be addressed to a large extent with the Delhi Metro becoing fully operational by 2010..sadly though..Delhi doesnt have enough hotel rooms to accomodate the influx of visitors..hope they have a plan for it..

All said though, it will be a massive changeover fr the city..quite like the 1982 Asian Games..which had changed the face of the city!
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I COULD NOT MISS the Delhi 2010 Games
to be honest - the combination of delhi and commonwealth games just screams 'nightmare', best to be watched from the comfort of the armchair.

and no, i missed the ceremony, but i see that that rather gorgeous ash rai was here.
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Originally Posted by iwanttogoback to be honest - the combination of delhi and commonwealth games just screams 'nightmare', best to be watched from the comfort of the armchair.
Maybe you're right.. but I am sure the opening ceremony will be "spectacular spectacular" (apologies to Moulin Rouge).

The question is: Can Delhi actually be more chaotic than it already is? Will there be a huge influx of visitors for the games? (surely a lot of people watch The Amazing Race and think "I'm never going there") lol.

I really want to return to Delhi and India's north. I'm not sure I can wait four years tho.
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They might do _that_ thing Atlanta did in 1996. Gave the homeless and vagrants one way tickets out of the city. Let's hope Delhi finds suitable hostels for the poor during the games, or at least, after the games with all the money that will be injected into the city.
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Delhi is crazy at the best of times. I am not sure the games will make a noticeable difference. Actually wehn I heard the games would be in Delhi next I laughed!
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Originally Posted by jgv Delhi is crazy at the best of times. I am not sure the games will make a noticeable difference. .......
INDIA IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2006

Indians are returning with a so-called impressive tally of medals. While Australia bagged a total of 221 medals (84 Gold, 69 Silver and 68 Bronze) our contingent managed only 50 – it works out to less than one fourth of the Australians (22 Gold, 17 Silver and 11 Bronze). As in cricket, we discover that the Aussies have got the better of us here also.

However, in keeping with our traditions of pomp and show, we sent across a team of our Bollywood favorites to make the closing ceremony a grand success – the amount of money that went into this venture could have been better utilized to improve the lots of our athletes and other sportspersons apart from augmenting existing facilities. Unfortunately, we are staunch believers in the philosophy that projecting our cultural heritage to prove our motto of unity in diversity is a more attractive proposition to woo foreigners. We invariably keep an eye open for opportunities to add to our forex reserves and, on the sly, stash away tiny morsels for our own selves in distant locations.

We have managed to obtain the privilege to host the next Commonwealth games in 2010 – it will open up the doors of plenty for some of the more enterprising individuals. Probably a Commonwealth Games village might take shape in and around New Delhi on the lines of the Asian Games village and, a new fleet of buses could be inducted to transport the athletes – the buses could be named Athlete bus, similar to the Asiad buses. We are also planning to bid for the next Cricket World Cup in 2011 – still more options to improve the financial conditions of some. And, the pitiest part is that in spite of all of us belonging to a Nation dedicated to different types of sports, we struggle to make our marks. We are unable to sustain our achievements – out teen tennis sensation has been on a losing spree for quite a while now: she lost all her last seven encounters in the first round itself! One of the reasons could be attributable to the hype created by the media and a certain amount of complacency that usually sets in, as a result, leading to loss of form. Team games let us down due to internal politics and, in individual events; we suffer from over confidence after notching up a few credits. Time for an Independent Enquiry Team to be constituted to find out why we perform as miserably as we do.
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A few of the pics - courtesy indiatimes

http://sport.indiatimes.com/articles...18,curpg-1.cms
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some photos

HI I missed it too, but here are some pics on the website. I am sure DD in India will retelecast it, so hope to catch it.

http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/In+t...lt.htm?Index=2

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