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South Africa Press Ahead With Commonwealth Games Plans

update: South Africa plan to send their team to the Commonwealth Games
on schedule, despite the mounting concerns over the readiness of Delhi.

At least eight major countries have already expressed their reservations over the October 3-14 event in the Indian capital.

England, Scotland and Wales are amongst those seeking written reassurances from organisers.

But the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
(SASCOC) say they has received positive feedback and would leave for the
Games on Sunday.

“SASCOC met with the relevant state security personnel who have
recently returned from India and we are satisfied that every area of our
concern has been covered for now,” chief executive officer, Tubby
Reddy, said.

Preparations for the event have descended into chaos with the latest
setback being the collapse of part of a ceiling in the weightlifting
arena yesterday.

Earlier this week a bridge collapsed, while conditions in the
athletes’ village have been described as potentially dangerous and

However, Reddy admits they are monitoring the situation constantly and things may change over the coming days.

He added: “As matters stand, the team will still leave for India on
Sunday, as scheduled. Upon arrival in New Delhi we will once again
assess the situation.

“The safety and health of Team South Africa are of paramount
importance to us and if any stage we feel that this is compromised in
any way we will not hesitate to bring the team back home.”

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Posted By: Viewpointafrica Monitoring Team
Country: South Africa
Category: Sports
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