India is under pressure to deliver a world-class Commonwealth Games in 2010. Some commentators feel it is a waste of money, like Sharda Ugra, the Sports Editor of the respected news weekly ‘India Today’:
“The Commonwealth Games are the most redundant and peculiar of sporting events.”
In an interview with the RCS for the Commonwealth Conversation – England’s Commonwealth Games Badminton Gold medalist - Gail Emms tells us why it’s important that people know more about the Commonwealth.
With Trinidad and Tobago hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the end of November, the Commonwealth Conversation interviewed one of T&T’s biggest sports stars: footballer Dwight Yorke. We asked him for his thoughts on the Commonwealth and what Trinidad and Tobago can teach the world.
Muttiah ‘Murali’ Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket history and Sri Lanka’s greatest player of all time. He is also a dedicated humanitarian and philanthropist, serving as a trustee of the Foundation of Goodness, which seeks to help Sri Lanka’s rural poor.
In this exclusive interview for the Commonwealth Conversation, he talks about the power of sport to unite people irrespective of race and religionand what the Commonwealth could do to help Sri Lanka build a better future.