will the 2002 Commonwealth Games have on Manchester? What do you
think of the Games coverage? How is your team performing?
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is now closed - but now The Games are over, tell us whether
you thought they were a success in our Vox
to reiterate Don Boyall. Please get rid of that irritating display
an ex mancunian as a child in the days of the Mills and Steam Trains
felt proud of that heretage and ever so pleased to see Manchester
getting out of the doldrums and being now internationally recognised
as a modern adventurous and "With It" City.............well done to
all and keep up good work......
I am bias of course becasue I am in MANCHESTER. I think Manchester
has done itself proud, and the games have started really well, and
continue to go excellently. I think this proves once and for all there
is life out side London and we here in the provinces can hold major
events. I think Manchester should go the for Olympics again. London
has already took a swipe at the success of the games. They are pretty
niffed because Manchester has out done them once more. I think that
is 3 nil to Manchester. We here in Manchester fully proud of the Commonwealth
Games and may it continue.
i would like to say just how proud i am to livein manchester.I think
we are doing an excellent job and we can prove that we are good enough
for the olympics.England are doing brilliantly and im sure that it
is the lift of being infront of home fans and the amazing support
we are giving them.
coverage of the athletics has been great! Charlote moores sub 2mins
in the 800m was fantastic! She is only 17 years old and has been a
promising athlete since the first time i raced against her as an u13
athlete! well done to her. Keep up the great coverage of the games
it has been excellent to watch!
was thrilled last night, watching the mountain bike races - my Grandfather
(Tom Fairclough) used to take me for walks along those paths many
a year ago (I am now 70!) Living so far away I thought I would never
ever see the Pike again!!! Thank you so very much for such excellent
coverage! Will be glued to the screen for the remained of the games!
have loved to have seen all the action at the opening ceremonies--but
here in the Mojave Desert and all throughout the USA the Commonwealth
Games have been mentioned not at all how disappointing!! Manchester
and its populance have done a wonderful job of putting things together
it is remarkable especially in the area the games are being held--remember
this area from the late 40's and early 50's!! A job WELL DONE!!!
has been a resounding success so far, the stadium is fantastic and
it has been brilliantly organised. With one predicatable exception,
transport. I live in macclesfield only 20 miles from Manchester but
on Sunday evening I couldn't go by train from there because the last
one back from manchester was at 9pm (it was a normal sunday service).
In addition the park and rides were all full. So I drove to a nearby
town and went from there. On the way back there were so many people
waiting to get on an already overcrowded train the station announcer
actually told everyone it was cancelled in order to clear the platform!!
I was lucky and noticed the train come in and managed to squeeze on
but I suspect that many people were unable to get home by train last
night. M2002, great to watch on TV but a nightmare to get to by public
transport. It is a crying shame that for the sake of laying on a few
more trains we've let ourselves down like this.
to the BBC there appears to be only England teams in the games. thank
the Lord for Michael Johnson.
Can u please
show us some of the other events that are going on, for example
the netball and stop, although I am happy Paula Radcliff won the
5000 metres, could you please stop talking about her, it is getting
quite boring. Oh yeah and I just wanna say Kanukai Jackson, Daniel
Caines And Mark Lewis - Francis are WICKED!!!
Johnson was an excellent athlete. He knows what he is talking about,
and this comment is not personal - but why import an American who
has no “feel” for the Commonwealth games? While all around are excited
by the event and convey that excitement to the viewer, Michael is
low key and seemingly unimpressed. I find his inputs deflating in
what has so far been excellent coverage, especially with the choices
offered by BBCi
we PLEASE have less discussions from the sporting pundits about events
that have happened during the games and more of the sports action
that is obviously going on in the background. Surely the rest of the
world are not interested in these people discussing the failures of
British athletes over and over again. So! ACTION,NOT WORDS.
coverage on Sunday morning. Once again, high jump is the poor relation
of track and field.There is a lack of encouragement to our potential
high jump champions, as well as depriving youngsters of being aware
of a highly skilled and exciting discipline. What of our athletes
competing? It doesn't exactly fill them full of confidence to be ignored.
May have just been the qualifying round, but it could have been the
greatest day of their lives.Let's hope the final recieves better coverage!
Great Eccleston, Lancs
I the only person to think that the end of the men's marathon was
a shambles? Surely, given the fact that both women and men had run
26.2 miles, they deserved some form of welcome at the finish? Even
the stragglers in the London marathon are welcomed in by officials,
yet here in Manchester, not one official or gift of flowers (as appears
to be customary nowadays) was in evidence. The farce of the men's
winner completing a lap in the stadium really has made the organisation
of this event a laughing stock, and I would be interested in any comments
from the so called organisers.
I correct in thinking that you have sponsored the large T.V. screens
in Manchester during the Commonwealth games? If so can I ask that
you find some environmentally friendly way of powering them. Spewing
diesel fumes into our already polluted city isn't helping - especially
since they are drifting into the office where I work!
get rid of the irritating replay device of three leaping athletes.
I am sick to death of seeing it already. It is surely a mistake to
inflict such a repetitious symbol on viewers. Coverage will soon be
unwatchable as we wait for the damn thing to leap up. All that is
needed (if anything is) is a discreet R in one corner of the screen
of repeated footage.
been watching a BBC programme on the commonwealth games approx. 10.30
am 'BBC 1 - Sport. The guy in the white shirt had not even watched
the opening ceremony - yet he was on the panel answering questions
about the same. He said he couldn't be bothered even watching it -
he preferred to watch ER on Channel 4, plus, photographs of himself
around the city were getting on his nerves. Should he be on such a
programme? I don't think so.