Kalmadi promises to amend CYG disorders in Delhi Games

Pune, Oct 14 (UNI) Embarrassed at the chaotic organisational set up of the Commonwealth Youth Games here on the opening day, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi said the event has made him learn a few lessons and has promised that the 2010 Games in Delhi would be free from any such disorders.

Kalmadi, who is also the chairman of the Commonwealth Youth Games organising committee, was keeping a close eye on all the various venues at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City here after the media highlighted the situation on opening day of the Games.

''I know there have been a few problems like the air-condition at the shooting range and the water problems. But the event has taught us a few lessons which we will keep in mind for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi,'' Kalmadi said.

Besides the problems here at the main venue, the CYG organising committee also found itself in the pool of questions because of the poor management that was on offer during the accreditation for the Games. On the eve of the mega event, the media accreditation had to be redone as all the details were lost.

''I understand that there were a few problems but things like these do happen at times besides which everything here has been commendable,'' he added.

The Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennel also expressed his concerns over a few organisational aspects but said he was pleased with the technology that has made the Games worth remembering.

''Even though the official rights for the covering the event have been given to the Public broadcasters, there is no stopping to various Indian channels who are taking live shots of the event which does not go by the ethics of the Games,'' Fennel said.

''But apart from a few problems here and there, rest of the things have gone well which will make the event a huge success,'' he added.

However, the foreign officials and sportspersons have been delighted with the way the Games have gone for them so far. They were pleased with the facilities that India has provided them and did not face any problems which also included the accreditation of their journalists.

While the accreditation data was lost for the Indian journalists, the media personnel from abroad did not have to go through the whole procedure again which still amuses the local media.


Story first published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 21:04 [IST]
Other articles published on Oct 14, 2008
Please Wait while comments are loading...