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Scotland athletes, who moved into the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi on Sunday, described the village as a pleasant surprise in stark contrast to the dirty beds, flooded rooms and unusable toilets that made the team consider pulling out


New Delhi, Sep 27 : Scotland athletes, who moved into the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi on Sunday, described the village as a "pleasant surprise" in stark contrast to the dirty beds, flooded rooms and unusable toilets that made the team consider pulling out

About 80 members of the Scottish team are now at the Games village in Delhi. The team had been due to fly out on Thursday, but delayed travel for 48 hours as a result of serious concerns over their accommodation.

Scottish competitors in archery, lawn bowls, shooting and weightlifting arrived in Delhi yesterday, The Scotsman reports.

A spokeswoman for Team Scotland said the athletes were whisked through the accreditation process quickly and smoothly and transport on hand to transfer them to their accommodation and, after a 40-minute, traffic-jam-free journey, they had the chance to see for themselves the huge progress that had been made.

Lawn bowler Margaret Letham said: "The trip was fine, the flight was very comfortable and everything went well. The parts we've seen so far, accommodation, general gymnasium and catering facilities, have been a pleasant surprise and we are going to explore the rest of the village later," she said.

Shooter Ian Marsden said: "The accommodation is comfortable and spacious and security seems excellent so the whole shooting team is happy. We had a good flight and I think we have everything we need to be able to focus on competing for Scotland in the Games."

Fellow shooter Jonathan Hammond added: "The village has been a pleasant surprise. We were concerned about it but the management team has really taken care of things and everything seems omfortable and welcoming."

ANI

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