Delhi officials concede Otago scarfie interior design firm were poor choice

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NEWSDESK: Commonwealth Games officials have admitted contracting Otago University student interior design firm Yardglass, Cistern and Crack to decorate Athlete’s Village may have been the wrong move. “I don’t know what kind of squalor these ‘students’ live in, but this is unholy. I can understand a few baked beans on a ceiling, but in every room? That growth I encountered in a lavatory is making it hard for me to sleep,” said Hon. Michael Fennell of the organising committee.

A spokesman for Yardglass, Cistern and Crack said the athlete’s village design was consistent with their earlier work. “We need a bit of perspective – no-one’s shat in anyone’s bed yet.” The spokesman pointed to several years experience decorating student flats in Dunedin with a 65% bond refund strike rate as well as innovations like astroturf carpeting, longdrop toilet conversions and a fridge in the lounge.

“Athletes bringing a synchronised swimmer back to their room may want to leave the light off, but that’s standard practice where we’re from.”

YC&C admitted cultural differences and the fact games officials thought their architectural model was something someone had spilled had lead to confusion, and promised emergency remedial work immediately. An engineer was later seen heading to the athlete’s village with an industrial roll of Glad Wrap.

Fresh concerns emerged last last night about a related Otago events management company’s plans for the opening ceremony titled ‘Slumdog 500’, involving a number of barely road worthy vehicles, drunk driving and civil unrest.

Dadrock holiday

sportreview is going on holiday for a few days, to that country to the west. Posts will be even more sporadic than usual until we get back – I’ll update the twitter if anything of interest happens, but I’m more interested in that parked on arse / reading / drinking beer love triangle, to be fair.

Anyway. Here’s a few links to keep you going:

Rob Smyth on the Pakistan spot gambling scandal

– Making football legends at the Ajax academy

– The Guardian’s joy of six page on penalties and one-twos

Puny writer type takes on proper tennis player in a mission to win one point

Is test cricket on the ropes?

LA Dodgers Star Wars night