Cricket loss makes Oz athletes take it out on washing machine

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    Cricket loss makes Oz athletes take it out on washing machine



    NEW DELHI: At the top of the medal tally and the undisputed champions of the Commonwealth Games, the Australian team, sadly didn't show any sporting spirit when their cricket team lost the Test series to India on Wednesday.

    Enraged by the humiliating loss, some athletes, according to highly-placed sources in Delhi Police, went berserk, destroying electrical fittings and furniture in their tower in the Games Village on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Not just that, policemen posted there say they also shouted slogans against batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who played a pivotal role in ensuring India's victory in the Bangalore match, and flung a washing machine down from the eighth floor of their tower.

    Their hooliganism started on Tuesday when Sachin scored a double century. "The house-keeping staff tried to stop them but to no avail," said a senior police officer handling security inside the Village. Stunned by the little master's stellar performance, they first damaged electrical fittings and fixtures in their block.

    On Wednesday, when India brownwashed Australian 2-0 to keep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Australian athletes reportedly threw a washing machine down from the eighth floor, said a senior officer. Mercifully, no one was injured.

    Delhi Police, which received a complaint about this vandalism, tried to downplay the incidents to prevent them from snowballing into a diplomatic embarrassment for Australia.

    On reports that some Australian athletes went berserk inside the Games Village after their cricket team lost the Test series to India, a senior officer posted there said that they have not received any complaints from Organising Committee (OC) which owns the property inside the Games Village. "Therefore, we have not registered any case," said a senior police officer.

    Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said: "No complaint has been received. We have found a broken washing machine from the block where the athletes were staying. We are trying to establish as to how the machine reached there."

    OC officials didn't pursue the matter. "We have not given any complaint and the matter has been sorted out after discussion with the Australian chef-de-mission," said an official. When asked whether the Australian athletes have tendered any apology, he declined any comment.
     
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    What else can we expect from greatest racist race of the world. This behavior clearly shows whats their origin. Australia was Island to dump criminals and scums of society and they are just behaving like their forefathers.
     
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    I dont understand why were there no arrests.Where is the merciless indian police when you need them to act ?
     
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    If the rampage is on CCTV, it should be presented to the Australian Govt and they made to make up for the damages.

    It should also be on YouTube to show the world and there should also be a press conference.

    If the Indian Govt cannot take necessary action, then it should just forget all about it and the media can take a well deserved rest!
     
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    Stereotypes, they always play themselves out.
     
  8. ajtr

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    play those recordings on news channels 24/7 for 2-3 weeks let world also see these goras true colors.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Release that blood hound Arnab Goswami on the Australian athletes!

    He made Kalmadi forget his speech making him make quite a few errors, even though he was reading it!

    The Australian athletes will realise what Bengalis say - make his father's name Khagen (Beyond translation!)

    Baper nam Khagen baniye debo!

    I wonder if Harbhajan called them 'monkeys' or was he saying something in Punjabi that was appropriate for that moment, as is it now?

    I am quite intrigued.

    Also ask the BBC what have they got to say of the white vandalism, forget about commodes not working because of overuse of prophylactics!

    The act of the Australians remind me of the Common Squirrel Monkeys, who during the mating season become fatter, excited, aggressive, and highly vocal.
    Monkeys
     
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    Aussie athlete sent home for bad behaviour



    An Australian athlete has been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons, Australian Commonwealth Games Association boss Perry Crosswhite has revealed.

    Speaking at a press conference at Delhi international airport as hundreds of members of the team were leaving India, Mr Crosswhite refused to reveal the name of the athlete sent home or the nature of their bad behaviour.

    "I'm not going to tell you [who it was]. It was a matter between our team and ourselves," he said.

    He said the athlete was sent home "a few days ago".

    Mr Crosswhite also revealed Delhi police were investigating a separate incident at the athletes' village involving a washing machine being thrown out of a multi-storey apartment.

    Local media is reporting that the incident at the athletes' village was sparked after the Australian cricket team lost its second Test match against India.

    "Enraged by the humiliating loss some athletes, according to highly placed sources in Delhi police, went berserk, destroying electrical fittings and furniture in their tower in the Games village on Tuesday and Wednesday," the Times of India said in a front page story.

    Asked to explain the incident, Mr Crosswhite said there was an issue involving a washing machine.

    "A washing machine was pushed off a level and went to the ground - a few storeys up," he said.

    He said Delhi police had come to the athletes' village and are undertaking an investigation.

    "I have my doubts that we did it; there were reports of other athletes from other countries in our residence at the time," he said.

    First posted October 15, 2010 15:33:00
     
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    Aussie Games trashing 'disappointing'


    AN AUSTRALIAN athlete was sent home from the Commonwealth Games for bad behaviour this week and a washing machine was dropped from a balcony in Australia's section of the athlete's village after the closing celebrations.
    No one was injured by the washing machine but Perry Crosswhite, Australia Commonwealth Games Association Chief Executive, said he was was disappointed by the incident on Thursday night.
    "We don't know who did that," Mr Crosswhite told journalists today.
    "Delhi police came around and they've done a report and an investigation and we'll hear about that."
    Mr Crosswhite was not sure from which level of the 10-storey building the machine was dropped.
    He also revealed that one athlete was sent home a few days ago for bad behaviour but would not reveal the person's identity.
    "At the end of the Games these things happen," Crosswhite said.
    "When everybody is finished, they are letting their hair down, they do all sorts of things.
    "We just sort of manage it and get on with it."
    Around 300 athletes will depart Delhi on a chartered Qantas flight later today.


    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-new...ng/story-e6frfkui-1225939286512#ixzz12PpqJRPJ
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    This is the type of "softness" that angers me no end. Im sure cctv cams caught them in the act.

    They need to be exposed to the world to see. Can we get hold of video through RTI ?
     
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    True indian govt. is soft thats why indians are taken for granted by everyone in the world even by small nations like nepal.
     
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    Not Nepal, eben Sri lanka is taking us for granted.

    On Topic,
    what can we expected from the people who drenched themselves from the time when cleansing the indigenious people in the desert continent.

    Government should not bark over this, rather simply give the bill to Aussie embassy or block their visas in india. So simple that they can leave this land without playing for this
     
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    CWG: Australian team asked to pay for damages


    Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: Fri, Oct 15, 2010 14:12 IST
    [​IMG] New Delhi: The Australians have been asked to pay for damages after a washing machine fell from a balcony in the Australian area in the Commonwealth Games Village, an Indian official said Friday.

    Lalit Bhanot, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC), however dismissed reports of vandalism blamed on the Australian contingent.

    "There has been no vandalism. The players were just celebrating. The broken washing machine was an accident," Bhanot said.

    "We have asked the Australians to pay for the damage and they agreed. No complaint has been registered against anyone," he said.

    Bhanot gave no further details. But a senior Australian official said a washing machine was indeed dropped from the balcony allotted to the Australian contingent.

    No one was injured in the incident, chief executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Perry Crosswhite said in remarks published Friday.

    The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying the incident took place after the Commonwealth Games ended Thursday.

    "We don't know who did that," he said. "Delhi Police came around and they have done an investigation."

    He also revealed that an Australian athlete was sent home a few days ago for bad behaviour but did not reveal the person's identity.

    http://cwg.ndtv.com/commonwealth/ar...lian-team-asked-to-pay-for-damages-60010.html
     
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    We should have gifted a "washing machine' along with medals to each athlete from Australia.

    Its obvious since we white 'washed' them in Cricket, washing machines will be under attack
     
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    Whats the point of sending him home now when CWG was over anyways.

    Now that they have accepted the bad behaviour they should also pay for the damages.
    India is not for granted.
     
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    Australia denies its athletes vandalised Games village

    Indian media said the athletes were angry because their cricket team lost the Test series to India on Wednesday.They destroyed furniture and electrical fittings and threw a washing machine from the eighth floor, reports said.The Australian high commission admitted that a washing machine had been damaged during "spirited celebrations".But, it denied that any Australian athlete had been involved in vandalism.The Times of India newspaper quoted an unnamed police officer inside the Games village as saying: "The house-keeping staff tried to stop them [the Australian athletes] but to no avail.

    "The Australians also shouted slogans against batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who played a pivotal role in ensuring India's victory."
    'Completely baseless'

    In a statement e-mailed to the BBC, the Australian high commission said there had been "some spirited celebrations involving the Australian team and a number of other teams" at the athletes' village."We can confirm that in the course of those celebrations a washing machine was damaged, though it remains unclear who did the damage, what their nationality was, and whether it was deliberate or accidental."The statement denied that the athletes were protesting against their team's loss in cricket."The suggestion that this was a reaction to Australia's loss in the second Test is completely baseless."The Australian team's celebration had nothing to do with the cricket, or India, or Sachin Tendulkar," it said.Australia led the medals tally at the Games, winning 177 medals, including 74 golds.


    Police say they have not received any complaint so far from the Games organising committee.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11549009
     
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    whatever the truth is - its a very unsporting behaviour from Aussie team.

    This incident reminds me of the news read in 1986 what aussie cricketers have done after a Tied cricket test in madras ,where they vandalised 5***** star hotel accomodation/even defecated in living rooms- before they proceed to the next match .No oone was held accountable even after the Hotel authorities complained to BCCI .So thats what they do when they get advantages as a team in a different country with the pseudohalo and sporting charisma.
     
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    Australian high commissioner is denying the incident but this is what Australian news papers are saying.


    Washing machine dropped from Games balcony


    Australia’s Commonwealth Games experience ended on a sour note on Friday with the news an athlete was sent home earlier in the week for bad behaviour and a washing machine was dropped off an eighth-floor balcony at the team’s residence.

    India’s media have slammed the 400-member Australian team for alleged drunken behaviour during the last few days of the Games, when most athletes had finished individual competitions.

    Athletes reported that a number of their teammates were drinking alcohol and enjoying themselves on Thursday when the Games concluded in New Delhi and the closing ceremony took place.
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    But festivities took a turn for the worse when a washing machine was found outside an Australian residence in the village.Local media reported it was dropped from a balcony on the eighth storey of the ten-storey building but no one was injured.

    Perry Crosswhite, chief executive of the Australia Commonwealth Games Association, said athletes in the vicinity were interviewed by police but no one was detained.On Friday morning, about 300 remaining athletes departed Indira Gandhi International airport on a Qantas charter flight for Sydney.

    "There certainly was an incident with the washing machine,’’ Crosswhite told journalists at the airport.

    ‘‘We don’t know who did that. Delhi police came around and they’ve done a report and an investigation and we’ll hear about that.’’

    Crosswhite also said there were reports of athletes from other countries being in Australia’s area of the village.He also said one un-named Australian team member was sent home ‘‘a few days ago’’ for bad behaviour but would not reveal if alcohol was involved.

    ‘‘I’m not going to tell you,’’ Crosswhite said.‘‘It’s a matter between our team and ourselves. It’s a matter of confidentiality. We’ll do a report to their sport (federation).’’

    He said the person was sent home a few days ago after they finished competing.Crosswhite has been involved in Olympic and Commonwealth Games since the 1976 Montreal Olympics and said end-of-competition celebrations always result in a few unfortunate incidents.

    ‘‘At the end of the Games, these things happen,’’ he said.‘‘When everybody is finished, they’re letting their hair down, they do all sorts of things.’’

    ‘‘We just sort of manage it and we get on with it.’’

    Champion diver Matthew Mitcham said he witnessed booze-fuelled behaviour in the village.‘‘As you can imagine, the last couple of nights (there was) a bit of grog around. It’s just a free-for all,’’ Mitcham told journalists at the airport.

    ‘‘That’s the problem when a lot of people start celebrating together and alcohol gets involved.’’Marathon runner Michael Shelley said he noticed athletes returning to the village from all-night sessions as he sat down for breakfast on Friday.

    ‘‘There was quite ... some funny people in the morning coming back to breakfast when we were just going to breakfast,’’ Shelley told journalists at the airport.
     
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    AUSTRALIA'S best amateur boxer, who hails from Queensland, was sent home early from the Delhi Commonwealth Games after an alleged indiscretion in front of an official. Gold medal favourite Damien Hooper, 18, who competed in the middleweight division but lost in the quarter-finals, was sent back to Australia a week early over the incident, a senior boxing official confirmed. Hooper said yesterday: "I'm happy to talk about boxing, but nothing else. Please don't ask me to comment about anything else."It is understood Hooper, originally from Dalby and now at Canberra's Australian Institute of Sport, will challenge any penalty issued over the incident. Boxing Queensland's Allen Nicolson said Hooper had had a difficult upbringing and it would be a shame if the incident tarnished a promising career."Perhaps he did step out of line in some way ... but it was a little mistake," Nicolson said. "I know the kid, and it's not the type of thing you would expect him to do. "Kids do all that – dropping their daks – but because it's India, it's considered trouble. "He could have been going to the loo. At 18, he's not exactly a dirty old man. Damien, don't worry about it. You won't go to prison for it." Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite said an athlete had been sent home for bad behaviour, but would not say if alcohol was a factor. End-of-competition celebrations always resulted in a few unfortunate incidents, he said. "When everybody's finished, they're letting their hair down. They do all sorts of things." Nicolson said Hooper had shown great determination in getting to the Commonwealth Games.
    "He had a hell of an upbringing. That kid has shown a lot of grit to be there," he said. "I can honestly say we've had a very bad Commonwealth Games in terms of boxing. "I'm sure all the boxers would have been in a very depressed state after the boxing. Damien was only just beaten." In Australia's worst Commonwealth Games boxing performance in 37 years, our boxers failed to win a medal.
    In separate act of bad behaviour, an Australian athlete was accused of hurling a washing machine over an eighth-floor balcony in the athletes' village during the early hours of Friday. No one was hurt in the incident, alleged to have occurred about 4am during a large party attended by athletes from several nations. Athletes returning to Sydney today said a female wrestler had been responsible, but Wrestling Australia president John Saul said all members of Australia's wrestling team had been asleep at the time.
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