New Delhi: Piling on the embarrassment for the organizers, Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive Mike Hooper termed the Athletes Village as “filthy and uninhabitable,” but hoped that with CGF President Michael Fennell’s intervention, the mess would be sorted out in the next two days.
Hooper’s comments came after an advanced party from New Zealand, Canada, Scotland and Ireland raised serious concerns regarding the hygiene in the residential zone of the Games Village.
No sooner it came to light, CGF President Fennell came out with a strongly-worded statement, wherein he criticized the Organizing Committee for the mess and said he had written to the Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar, expressing his concerns about the athletes’ accommodation.
Hooper, however, hoped that with Fennell’s intervention the matter would be resolved at the earliest.
With just a few days to go for the October 3-14 mega-event, the CGF CEO said the incident did not come as a positive advertisement for the Games, the countdown to which has been marred by corruption allegations and construction delays.