Countdown to Cock-Up: Commonwealth Games Are Becoming A “National Shame”

Everything you need to know about the horror show that is the preparations for India’s largest ever sporting event is in Soutik Biswas’ blog post.

He concludes:

Athletes from 85 countries arrive in Delhi in October to participate in the 18th Games, which are supposed to showcase India’s ability to host an international event. Human rights groups say it’s a sham – and what was supposed to be a matter of national pride is fast beginning to look like a national shame.

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One response to “Countdown to Cock-Up: Commonwealth Games Are Becoming A “National Shame”

  1. ROBOCOP, a new police official for Commonwealth Games 2010

    DELHI HAS got a new police official ROBOCOP who is very much in news these days. With the Commonwealth Games round the corner and reports of constant terror threats, ROBOCOP is the new Mini Remote Operating Vehicles (MROV) that will help commandos in a hostage situation and even defuse bombs.
    Canada based ICOR Technology manufactured robot, ROBOCOP can not only trace the explosive but lift it and put it in a Total Containment Vehicle (TCV), which is used for defusing bombs. This way, bomb squad personnel will not have to expose themselves to the explosives.
    MROV has a robotic arm with a 5 degree movement including a turret, shoulder, elbow, wrist and claw joint. It can lift approximately 20 kgs and drag up to 130 kgs. The caliber T5 robot are used by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams across the world and can also drag injured people to safety, climb stairs and negotiate rocky terrain. It has a maximum speed of 8 km /hr.

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