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India was criticized for the Commonweath Games....

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: India was criticized for the Commonweath Games.... Reply with quote

How about Russia, who seem to have botched up in the Olympics, no less??


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/04/journalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences/


This is what the water was like in one of the hotels Mad




Not supporting India here, but I think there needs to be some consistency in the criticism. Russia is getting nowhere near the amount of bad publicity India got.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that's nothing compared to the Pièce de Russistance :



And it seems they're getting plenty of criticism. Just that, in Dilly, it was the visuals of the far from complete infrastructure so close to start date that led to more noise on the corruption (both organisational and political).

Also, we can at least criticise our politicians openly (unless they're Sena / BJP / Momto!) and not fear severe goonda retribution. Criticise Putin or one of his officials and you just might end up in Gulag.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasepl wrote:
Oh that's nothing compared to the Pièce de Russistance :
On the contrary Jason, look at the positives: in Computer Science, one always looks for parallel processing possibilities! Even in handling a core dump. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasepl wrote:
Criticise Putin or one of his officials and you just might end up in Gulag.


No one goes to prison for criticizing Putin, Jason. The thieves/oligarchs who did prison time were caught just before they could take the loot to London/Tel Aviv. Too bad they were caught, others succeeded.

As for bad press Sochi is getting, part of it is genuine, rest is the creation of news channels like Al Jal-jeera or (19th century) Fox news!

BTW, which Olympics was without controversy or bad publicity Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PAL@YWG wrote:
like Al Jal-jeera or (19th century) Fox news!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/athletes-bemused-sochi-haters-153104219--oly.html

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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The potshots and constant stream of criticism of the Sochi Olympics is starting to wear thin on some of the athletes at the Games, who can't understand what all the fuss is about.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are not aware of the entire level of criticism, given our media has a more interesting circus to focus on.

I think it has been a perpetual trend - if anything is held outside US/Canada/Western Europe/UK/Scandinavia/ANZ, it will undergo a thorough scrutiny on every level - even area completely unrelated - Delhi faced it for CWG, Beijing for the Olympics, SA for the world cup.. Qatar is already facing the heat and Brazil is in for a double whammy.

Deep seated prejudices makes the media blow up even the slightest of errors and question the very fact of these countries are capable of hosting such events. Beijing hosted what IMO was the best Olympics ever, but the flak it got for everything - air quality, Human Rights, Tibet, selection of children for the opening ceremony -was unprecedented. On the other hand, there was barely a murmur over what was truly a sub-par outing in London four years later.
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