Friday, April 18, 2008

Olympic farce: New Delhi

The torch of shame did New Delhi last night - for all of half an hour. 70 runners carried the torch for a few seconds each, surrounded by the usual concentric rings of jogging bodyguards, inside a security cordon maintained by 15,000 police. No-one was allowed to watch, not even office workers in adjacent buildings, who (as usual) were told that looking out the window would be regarded as a security threat.

It really makes you wonder what the point is.