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1. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

We've had the Olympics, the winter olympics now we head into what is really a benifit for australian athletics (compensation for having to compete with china and the U.S. in the olympics)the Commonwealth Games.

Personnaly, I think that it's a crime how much money the tax payer throws at these games considering that most of the participants are proffessionals.
The athletes don't particapate on behalf of their country - it's a personel glory/pay increase thing. I don't see the goverment spending billions of tax payer money on a street cleaners competition, or one for doctors, builders..........

Now, i love sport - could watch it for hours.

What do you think ?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

To me, it's like a bunch of adults who have never gotten over their school sports carnival.

So someone can swim 0.001 of a second faster than someone else over 100 metres? Nothing for me to get excited about....

3. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

it's just tourism.