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Aussie media hail India and its people, attack on OC continues

delhi Updated: Oct 15, 2010 11:25 IST
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The Australian media on Friday hailed India and people of Delhi as "gracious hosts" for delivering a successful Commonwealth Games, overcoming all the hurdles they encountered in the controversy-ridden build up.

So impressed was the media that it went to the extent of saying that Delhi Games will never be forgotten.

The Delhiites came in for rich praise but the Organising Committee continue to be attacked for bringing 'shame' on the people of the country.

In a Daily Telegraph report, headlined: 'Delhi farewells dramatic Games' the scribe writes, "In the end we all were all love with India - they were gracious hosts - but we never fell for the Games' organising committee.

"Ask any Delhiite and they would speak about the shame this bungling, bumbling and self-serving committee had brought upon them."

Writing about the Closing Ceremony it said, "So Delhi said a zesty goodbye and Glasgow proudly took up the responsibility to fly the Commonwealth Games flag."

"Delhi has bid goodbye. But never, ever, will these Commonwealth Games be forgotten."

The photo gallery of the Daily Telegraph also praised the closing ceremony.

"Delhi bid farewell to the Commonwealth Games overnight in typically exuberant fashion, as athletes and dignitaries enjoyed a closing ceremony full of colourful spectacle that featured a look ahead to Glasgow 2014," said a caption.

Sydney Morning Herald also hailed the Games under the headline 'Delhi bellyachers the losers as Games overcome hurdles in strong finish'.