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September 30, 2003

After being repeatedly postponed, the Afro-Asian Games are finally slated to begin on October 24, with Pakistan sending the first entry.

Critics, however, argue that a general lack of interest -- among the organisers, the participants, and the public -- and preparations for the Athens Olympics next year will ensure that the Games will flop.

Should the Games just be scrapped?

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: Afro Asian Games

In order to succeed, the Afro-Asian Games should be organised better than the Asian Games. But there is clearly a lack of enthusiasm and commitment ...

Posted by ramesh

Sub: Nothing else left?

What's wrong with you rediff guys? First you give much space and highlight Karishma's marriage. You leave the victory of the Indian Hockey team for ...

Posted by P. Ravindra Varma, Hyderabad

Sub: Afro Asian games

It is waste of time, money and effort..

Posted by Ashutosh, Edison, USA

Sub: Why this negative attitude??

I could not understand why this negative attitude is shown for every big event. Just now the preparations for the games have started and Newspapers ...

Posted by Kaladhar Reddy

Sub: Afro asian games

These games have no significance. these are just to waste the country's exchequer and taxpayer's money. These must be stopped immediately.

Posted by Manisha


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