Saturday, October 2, 2010

Boycott threatens Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

THREE countries are threatening to boycott the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony because they claim organisers have not told them enough about the event.

In a move that would overshadow Delhi's three-hour extravaganza and shatter organisers' hopes the show could save its Games, Scotland, New Zealand and the Isle of Man have refused to guarantee they will march tonight.
A fourth country, Commonwealth Games giant Canada, confirmed it had raised concerns with organisers and was still seeking guarantees for the welfare of its athletes planning to take part.

The countries have sought assurances about the welfare of their athletes and details of their movements to and from the ceremony.
They have also asked Indian officials for the latest security intelligence but have received no reply.
But with little or no feedback from organisers, they are threatening to pull out.
Despite the row, Australia has no plans to join the boycott.
The news comes as netball officials threaten to walk unless their demands over uniforms, security and transport are met by midnight Sunday.

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