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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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I probably would not go. (I didn't go to Sydney when it was the Olympics and that is closer.)

But what about you, ganesh?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Sure, I'd be in Delhi in 2010 AD during the games! I haven't watched any International sports event before, only cricket matches, all of them at Chennai!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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From what I've heard, the India Commonweath Games committee (is that right?) is dropping Basketball and including cricket and snooker.

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**Ninja 101****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-20
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i reckon they would.

Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being saught. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.

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**Zmurf****Member**- Registered: 2005-07-31
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On a quiz about commonwealth games there was a question.

What is another name ofr the Commonwealth Games.

A) Olympics Rip off

B) The Australian Games

C) The Friendly Games

D) The Less-Common-Wealth Game

73% of People Answered A.

22% Said B.

3% Said C (Which was the right answer)

2% Said D.

It's funny 'cause it's true.

*"When subtracted from 180, the sum of the square-root of the two equal angles of an isocoles triangle squared will give the square-root of the remaining angle squared."*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I suppose people could think that ... but even though the Commonwealth Games began in 1930 (the modern era of Olympic Games began in 1896), they were first proposed in 1891.

But the history goes much deeper - there were Olympic-style games held in England since the early 1600s, and Pierre de Coubertin actually visited one of these in 1890 for inspiration.

So I suppose you could say they both have equally valid origins.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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