F1 » Indian GP organisers vow no Commonwealth Games repeat

Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) - organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix - insist the build-up to the event will not echo the shambles that characterised last year's Commonwealth Games in the country

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Bryan G - Unregistered

April 26, 2011 4:23 PM

The top organiser of the Indian Commonwealth games has just been arrested for corrupt dealings with regard to the games - many western companies have not been paid for the work they performed.The Indian government has witheld payment 'until corruption has been investigated'
any western company doing business in the sub-continent be warned.

Sukhoi 46

April 26, 2011 9:50 PM

@event will not echo the shambles that characterised last year's Commonwealth Games in the country

My colleague says that this is another anti-PR effort to tarnish the image of that nation? I don't know for sure but he told me how BBC and other media deliberately over-blown the small glitches there in the games. He told British athletes themselves have praised those games irrespective of a few hickups?

Anyway, I asked him why would BBC will do such things? He told that BBC people doesn't like his country prosper and grow powerful, just like in case of China! I'm not surprised about it as I could trace back to my country's insane -ve obsession towards Russia, China etc.

Now this F1 news. So, what's happening?


April 27, 2011 7:05 AM

There's never a dull moment in India, that's for sure. But I have every confidence that the circuit will be completed in time for the Grand Prix. In regards to the BBC's alleged 'anti-PR' agenda: the media will always create sensationalism surrounding the construction and completion of facilities, regardless of the country in which they're being built. To suggest that there's some smear campaign of sorts against India is taking things a bit far. The articles spreading doubts about the completion of Buddh and Austin have already begun. Russia and any other future F1 hosts will have to deal with the same negative press surrounding their circuits. It's nothing abnormal, and it's certainly not bigotry in disguise.

khushy - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 11:06 AM

LOL - EVERYTHING in India has to do with the Indian Government!!!

Corruption is much more visible in our country, but no different in magnitude to any other.

Will we make it on time?

I hope yes - but in reality . . . I very much doubt it - India is a beautiful country with an amazing variety of cultures and fantastic, happy/resourceful people - however . . . deadlines are not our strongest asset!!!

Kedharf1 - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 1:09 PM


Have some pride! If you say deadlines are not our strongest asset, than you don't have a clue about what you are talking about. Our private sector is one of the most dynamic and most competitive in the world. One example of this would be the Terminal 3 at the Delhi Airport, one of the world's largest and best was finished in time and budget, it was built by a private company GMR.

Sukhoi 46

April 27, 2011 3:18 PM

@Corruption is much more visible in our country, but no different in magnitude to any other.

Art of Lying? I don't know about your country's ranking but Australia is faring much better than my country (US) or UK or most Western countries on the global corruption index. So there are better countries with less corruption and I think China should be doing better than yours, am i correct?

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