Wednesday 15 September 2010

What if they held an Olympiad and no one could get there

It is as though the organisers of the 2010 Olympiad have decided that the whole thing will run much more smoothly if there are no players to deal with. In the last few hours the organisers have informed all federations that the flight times of the charters have been changed. In at least one case it is the date of the flight that has changed meaning that the PNG team may end up spending an unscheduled night in Dubai.
Given that these changes have occurred 4 days before the flights themselves it is hardly surprising that the protests are already starting to roll in. At this point I have seen complaints from The Netherlands, Iceland, Bermuda and Ethiopia. On behalf of the PNGCF I have asked the organisers to simply tell us which flights we are supposed to be on, although my follow up question may well be "Who is going to reimburse federations for the extra costs of accommodation and altered air tickets?"


Jim said...

So you don't hold to the adage that to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive?

Maybe RLS got it wrong.

Anyway all the best at the Olympiad - should you actually get there.

Paul said...

What is your strategy here? This sounds like catch as catch can by the powers that be. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Kafka...

Cheers and good luck

Henrik Mortensen