Commonwealth Games' uncertain future

Published Fri, Aug 1, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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IT'S a question that is raised every four years whenever the Commonwealth Games rolls around. Does anyone really care?

Granted, this sporting event doesn't quite have the grandeur of the Summer Olympics or the mass appeal of the Fifa World Cup, but it is certainly an important fixture in the sporting calendar for the thousands of athletes in the Commonwealth that train hard in a bid to bring glory to their countries.

The 11-day extravaganza got underway in the Scottish city of Glasgow last week and will wrap up tomorrow, bringing to an end an event involving some 6,500 athletes from 71 countries competing in 17 different sports.

I've been following much of the action on TV, with round-the-clock coverage beamed on seven different channels. I've enjoyed watching our dominant table tennis stars battle their way to another haul of medals, and cheered when shooters Jasmine Ser and Te…

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