Participation  Games
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ Tiger Woods ~ Katherine Hull ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Lord Test Match Cricket betting ~ Australian Cricket Tour to India ~ Guangdong Asian Games
Home / Sports News / 2010 / September 2010 / September 22, 2010
Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister
RSS / Print / Comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony

Matthew Hayden launches his biography

Victorian police' 'racist emails' unhelpful for country's image, warns Oz diplomat

More on Sydney Morning Herald

Jawaharlal Nehru

No sympathy for Oz sprinter Pearson's Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification

England protest against Pearson's Delhi CWG win may be 'payback': Oz official

Oz sprinter Pearson heartbroken after Delhi CWG 100metre gold medal disqualification

More on Jawaharlal Nehru

2010 Commonwealth Games

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony

Fennell says Delhi 'benefitted tremendously' by hosting CWG

Amir Khan slams selectors for allowing 'Delhi CWG success' brother to box for Pak

More on 2010 Commonwealth Games

Sports News

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony
The Australian Commonwealth team, who were angry after being forced to wait in cauldron-like conditions in the stadium tunnel for an hour before the opening ceremony, have told the Games organisers that they wont put up with more unacceptable treatment at the closing ceremony on Thursday. ANI

Michael Phelps getting serious about golf?
It seems that Olympics champ Michael Phelps is getting serious about golf. ANI

Shooters Tejaswini, Meena win bronze in 50 meter rifle event
Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Meena Kumari won bronze in womens 50 meter Rifle Prone pairs event at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday. ANI

Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister

Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide whether to participate in the Games or not.


Sydney, Sep 22 : Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide whether to participate in the Games or not.

Preparations for the Delhi Commonwealth Games continue to be hampered by construction issues and security concerns and Australia has issued a travel advisory warning of "high risk of terrorist activity".

"The government cannot tell people not to compete. It can't tell parents not to attend," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Arbib, as saying.

The advice comes after a footbridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium collapsed, injuring more than 20 people.

Arbib said the government's role was to provide the best and most up-to-date information.

"Far from playing down any risk, the government's travel advice says, and I quote, 'Australians in New Delhi should be aware that the Commonwealth Games will be held in a security environment where there is a high risk of terrorism,'" he said.

Arbib said the government was concerned about the collapse of the bridge and had asked the Australian High Commission in Delhi to find out more from Games organisers.

Arbib has been advised that the Australian section in the Games village needed "some minor work", which could be resolved before athletes arrived on September 27.

He said the government wanted to provide travellers with the full picture regarding the security situation and advised them to check its advisory service.

ANI

Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us