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Commonwealth Games: Worthwhile event or waste of time and money?

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4 years ago by Ross in Current > Sports

The 2014 Commonwealth Games get underway in Glasgow next week but is this watered down version of the Olympics involving the Commonwealth countries still a worthwhile attraction or just a big waste of money and time? Have your say...

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Ross

Up until a couple of months ago, I definitely believed the event was a waste of time but I have to say that having it my own country this year has completely turned me around. It's clear from the large amount of ticket sales to the huge crowds at the baton relays that there's a real enthusiasm in Scotland for the games. 2014 is the most important year in my country's history and there is a real chance to shine on a worldwide stage here and improve national pride, so for the first time in my life, I'm really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games!

4 years ago by Ross

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Sabrina

Yes absolutely. The same happened in the UK Olympics two years ago. All the people who had griped and scoffed had the biggest smiles on their faces once the games started. They all stuck their chest out and were proud of the amazing achievements by the British team. I'm not fit to judge about the budget, I don't know much about that part.

4 years ago by Sabrina

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Felipe



The uniform. WTF??!

4 years ago by Felipe

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Ross

Haha yeah, it's awful

4 years ago by Ross

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Mitchell Hill

Looks like they are standing in front of one of those painted backgrounds as in the old days :)

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Mitchell Hill

I feel it's such a shadow of the 'empire'. I know the name was changed before, they used to be called the empire games (imagine), but would it not be nice to give the games a fresh image once again?

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Frisbee

If any city needs a nice facelift it's Glasgow. Sorry to be rude, but I'm just saying..

4 years ago by Frisbee

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Selena  Roberts

Yes. Worthwhile, but it's a gamble. Some hosting countries enter ill-advised and clearly pay a price. Scotland will thrive with it. By the way Ross, am curious where you stand on the Scotland Independence Question? Don't feel compelled to answer!

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Ross

I've been a nationalist for as long as I could vote and have always had the belief that Scotland can thrive as an independent nation, so it's 100% yes for me. I had planned to start a debate on here about it sometime soon, so will probably go into my reasoning in greater detail then.

4 years ago by Ross

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Rahul  N.

But it looks like the campaign for unity has gained so much momentum. I dunno but when you see the stats and the money being pumped and the celebrities speaking up..

4 years ago by Rahul N.

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Ross

It depends where you get your information from and who you trust as the reporting bias (on both sides) has been out of control lately. The BBC are the worst, it's become so bad that there were protests against their bias towards Better Together last month. I'd say that the large momentum for Yes that we've seen for in 2014 has slowed down rather than the momentum is with Better Together. The undecided voters are going to be key and recent polls suggest that Labour voters are beginning to switch to Yes, so there is still a long way to go yet. To get back on topic, a successful Commonwealth Games for Scotland could play it's part in swaying a few undecided people towards yes.

4 years ago by Ross

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The Oracle

When there's a vote that leaves the other party shell shocked (think John McCain 2008) it's a moment to remember. Maybe this will be one of those moments. I think many people do not want to see Scotland go (including myself) because of some sentimental 'One Britain' idea.

4 years ago by The Oracle

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Sabrina

Is this going to be televised?

4 years ago by Sabrina

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Ross

Yes, it'll be on BBC

4 years ago by Ross

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James Ellis

Glasgow is gonna do better than Delhi i heard that was a bit rough..

4 years ago by James Ellis

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Nicole C

I read some BBC article that it was being jinxed by some stupid super bugs. There were some viruses around the Olympic - semi Olympis I suppose - village. I hate those things: scary. You throw anti biopics at them and they just trample them and go for your life!

4 years ago by Nicole C

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Mitchell Hill

It's called the Athletes' Village :)

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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