The business of… the Delhi Commonwealth Games
With the event set to begin in just a few days, Kipp takes a closer look at the allegations of corruption, bureaucracy and nepotism surrounding the Games.
September 29, 2010 4:06 by shafeer
about so much more than just sports. Consider South Africa’s recent spectacular show of modern infrastructure and design with FIFA 2010 or even Beijing’s extravaganza with the Olympics two years ago. Consider the promise of excellence that is partnered with Doha’s bid to host FIFA 2022. International sporting events are a chance for the host country to showcase the crème da la crème – the efficiency, the excellence, the very reason to invest in and do business with them.
What could the implications be for potential business contracts India was hoping to win through an event they boasted would rival the Australian Commonwealth Games and the Beijing Olympics? It is hard to say. But what company would want to set up an office that could double as a natural habitat reserve for wayward four foot cobras?
(Picture: Thyagaraj Sports Complex)