Foreign delegates are full of praise

first_imgThe Games Village for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Thursday got a thumbs-up from foreign delegates who said the precedent set by Delhi will be tough to follow for subsequent events.The Welsh delegates arrive at the Village during its soft launch in the Capital on Thursday.Delegates from England and Wales, who arrived at the Village, were delighted with the facilities and ambience with one of them terming it better than the one at the Beijing Olympic Games.”It is fantastic. The Games Villages over the years have evolved. It is better than Beijing,” Craig Hunter, the chef de mission of the England contingent said on Thursday. “It’s the best we have seen.” “You have challenged us to do even better at the 2012 London Olympics.” Hunter waxed eloquent about the “beautiful, green surroundings and the spacious flats.” “Also, here we have one bathroom for every two delegates, while elsewhere we had one for four. The training facilities are also great.” The Welsh delegates felt the dining area and food compared favourably with the one in Melbourne four years ago.”The food and the training facilities are world-class,” chef de mission Chris Jenkins said.”I have seen the villages in Manchester and Melbourne and this one here is very good,” team manager Ron Davies said.Others were looking forward to the various cuisines on offer.”I would like to try some Indian food,” physiotherapist Nicki Phillips said.last_img

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