Countdown to Cock-Up: England to Withdraw?

Admittedly, there doesn’t appear to be great substance behind the reporting in this Telegraph story, but it does raise the realistic fear that countries like England may consider the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October too much of a security risk. Can you have Commonwealth Games without the motherland?

Read the article here…

UPDATE (31 December)

As suspected, this was a bit of journalistic … um, bollocks, for want of a better word. The wonders of unnamed sources and fragments of conversation which include phrases like “virtually no chance” that can be reconstituted into a front page story. The quotes that were missing from the story were things like “Despite having been given extensive briefings from relevant authorities we have not received any indication that we should not participate in the Games and we will continue to work hard to put in place the best possible arrangements for our team” from chief exec of Commonwealth Games England in today’s Guardian.

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