I agree that it is a good opportunity for up and coming atheletes to be given a chance on the world stage, but it doesn't diminish the enjoyment for spectators.
I am looking forward to the womens steeplechase tonight. Local athelete Pippa Woolven is competing for England. She recently set a new course record at my usual parkrun (Black park 28th june) and hammered everyone out of sight. Being Scottish I never thought that one day I would be cheering for England at the commomwealth games, but I guess that is progress.
I'm just waiting for our local lady Jo Pavey. Go Jo!
No it's not a bit shit unless all sport below the absolute pinnacle is a bit shit.
If you only watch athletics at the Olympics, the only football matches you watch are the Chmpions League and World Cup finals, the only cycling the Tour de France and the only Tennis a grand slam final then I suppose the Commonwealths might be seen as poor fare but those people aren't really into sport just an occasion.
I think KK meant from the athlete's point of view - given that the quote was attributed to a competitor.
I did and I was very careful to put in the quotation marks. Not my words.