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New Zealand PM game for CWG, wants to be in Delhi

world Updated: Sep 24, 2010 13:09 IST
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Friday said had he been an athlete he would have attended the Commonwealth Games in Delhi though the country's Olympic committee has not confirmed if it will be sending its athletes.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee will take another one day to decide but Key clarified that the country was watching out what other “like-minded countries” will do. "Yeah, if I could pick my own sport, yeah I would go," he told 'New Zealand Press Association'.

Key said it unlikely that New Zealand would pull out on its own. "If we are likely to not send our team then it'll be because a large number of like-minded countries form the same view," he said.

"It's heart-breaking for them (the athletes) if they can't go," he said.

Key said the New Zealand Olympic Committee is entitled to take time on its decision. "Obviously, the Olympic Committee feels that they need a bit more time before they can make a final call on that."