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16 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Weightlifting benefits Oceania, Athletics benefits the Caribbean, Swimming benefits the countries Down Under, Badminton benefits East Asia, Wrestling benefits Africa (and now India)

There you go, no shooting needed then.

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6 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:


There's always the Pan American Games (or the CAC Games) and the Asian Games (also the SEA Games for Malaysia).

I have to say I see no reason for the CWG to exist. It's very embarrassing to watch so many nations playing along by letting an old woman claim to be their queen. I mean, the British invaded their territories, stole natural resources, enslaved and killed a bunch of people, forced the survivors to learn their language and centuries later they want everybody to celebrate by playing lawn bowls. 

 

I know it's all pretty sad, what with all the colonial stuff and such, but this made me laugh.

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21 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

I know it's all pretty sad, what with all the colonial stuff and such, but this made me laugh.

The Queen demands her subjects commence the most noble of sport, to compete for her affection and their own pride as subjects of the Queen :p


“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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Just now, Olympian1010 said:

The Queen demands her subjects commence the most noble of sport, to compete for her affection and their own pride as subjects of the Queen :p

I think the Queen could not care less about the Commonwealth Games :p 

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11 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I think the Queen could not care less about the Commonwealth Games :p 

Especially now that her prize is gone :d


“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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Well, you guys discussed so many things and completely ignored one point the IOA cheif said

 

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The IOA chief added the Commonwealth body has been ‘undermining’ India and the country is not adequately represented in its bodies ‘despite being their largest partners, population wise.’ “Yet, they don’t consider us seriously. There are 13 committees and there isn’t one Indian in them. There is no Indian in the executive board. Why are we in the system? It’s a colonial thing.”

 

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cwg-waste-of-time-india-should-withdraw-altogether-ioa-president-6025737/

 

Now this can be considered a serious question. You have a country which is largest, population wise (Funnily even if you add all the other common wealth nations population it doesn't even add up to India's population.) and is not represented any where.

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What's wrong with 300 m rifle though? That's real shooting compared to that 10 m air convenience bullshit.

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6 minutes ago, dcro said:

What's wrong with 300 m rifle though? That's real shooting compared to that 10 m air convenience bullshit.

I've never really watched 300m rifle shooting, but I can imagine there you actually feel like you see them shooting? In that short distance air rifle stuff you just see them pick their rifle, not move at all, wait for a while until you hear 'tick' and that's it. At least to me it looks so insanely boring :hairpull: 

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This topic has become pretty big with all the anti British Empire folk out in force .

 

Personally I also have some issues with Britain -I blame Britain for the creation of Israel which is by far  the biggest obstacle to a more peaceful world 

But this is the wrong forum for that topic.

I do rather doubt that India would be a major country if not for Britain . If no Raj there would be a dozen or more separate countries in my view .

 

Also   I can't help but notice  that the have nots of the world overwhelmingly  want to move to the countries Britain created (the Anglosphere )

I also note that there is a French equivalent ( sort of ) of the Commonwealth Games which no one cares about . In fact there are all sorts of Games which no one much cares about 

 

Personally I wouldn't care if India said goodbye to the Commonwealth and it's Games . I doubt that  many would care  anywhere .

India has the strongest sense of complaint  in the world . Not so many years ago India and China had similar living standards . Now they are miles apart . All this talk of democracy -the courts and civil service  are corrupt  . Public safety especially for women and the poor is abysmal 

As for all this talk of whities running the show -the last CWG president was Malaysian and the one before that Jamaican 

 

Anyway my general position is to always to take the opposite view to any big fat powerful  Indian Boss complaining about being hard done by . Do that and you will rarely go wrong 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

I've never really watched 300m rifle shooting, but I can imagine there you actually feel like you see them shooting? In that short distance air rifle stuff you just see them pick their rifle, not move at all, wait for a while until you hear 'tick' and that's it. At least to me it looks so insanely boring :hairpull: 

 

Ha, from watching lower-tier archery event (where there are no big LED screens) I can imagine the atmosphere

 

1. Athlete pull the bow

2. The arrow goes missing

3. One or two second moment of silence

4. "TEN!"

5. Cheer like crazy

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