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 ?