SYDNEY — Australia has backed New Delhi to pull off a successful Commonwealth Games next year despite Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, who toured the hockey and swimming venues during a visit to Delhi, brushed off concerns over the preparations aired by the Games’ president this week.

“These comments are always made in the run-up to any Commonwealth Games, any Olympic Games,” Smith said.

“The same was said of Melbourne, in the run-up to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games (in 2006), the same was said at Sydney in the run-up to the Sydney Olympic Games (in 2000)”…..Read More

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