Skip to comments.Commonwealth Games in doubt after bridge collapse (Paging Bill Clinton.. got a spare bridge?)
Posted on 09/21/2010 12:07:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW DELHI A footbridge being built near the main stadium for the Commonwealth Games collapsed Tuesday, injuring 23 construction workers and putting the event in further jeopardy less than two weeks before the opening ceremony.
The accident was the latest setback to New Delhi's troubled preparations for the games, which bring together more than 7,000 athletes and officials from the 71 countries and territories in the commonwealth every four years.
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Men stand in front of a collapsed pedestrian bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi September 21, 2010. The parlous state of athletes' accommodation for next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi has shocked visiting teams and prompted the Games federation chief to demand authorities urgently fix a raft of problems. Complaints from team officials ranging from cleanliness to Internet access at the athletes' village have further embarrassed organisers of the Oct. 3-14 Games, amid blown construction deadlines, corruption scandals and security concerns following a tourist shooting on Sunday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
Fact file on the Commonwealth Games, taking place in New Delhi from October 3-14. The Commonwealth Games will be safe, organisers insisted after a weekend gun attack, but Australia warned of a "high risk" of terrorism as New Delhi gears up to host thousands of athletes. (AFP Graphic)
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But then a democracy that isn't a rich country can't just divert resources to build lavish facilities the way China did.
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