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Human Rights at Mega Events - Sport's shameful silence

How dare they stick athletes in sub-standard accommodation! I don't think I have heard any of the various sports bodies or sportsmen or women at present criticising the Delhi Games organisers express any concern for the 100,000 or so people evicted to make way for the facilities, the street vendors prevented from making a living, the underpaid and mistreated workers who have slaved to build the stadiums or the beggars forced to move out of the city because of the Games.

Delhi's 'lootfest' is just the latest example of the narcissistic indifference of sports people to the suffering of those in the way of mega-events.


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