Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The sin of being poor at the Commonwealth Games ...

The spectacle of yet another collection of well-off international atheletes gathering for competition while the poor and homeless are shoved out of the way is unfolding in India.  When will the world athletic community say enough is enough and refuse to participate under such circumstances?  When will the hungry baby be more important than the gold medal?  Maybe when the organizers AND the athletes develop some courage and awareness of what's going on around them instead of focusing only on the medals.  The video tells an important story ....


2 comments:

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Mark said...

I think you miss the point ravi. What VP is saying is that the pomp and circumstance is ignoring the plight of the people. Providing a schedule outlining the queens baton relay, the opening ceremony and medals table is mere window dressing compared to the people who are hungry and poor. No wonder they're hungry and poor when a queens baton relay is offered as a response.