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South African Olympic chief defends Commonwealth Games

“If a toilet is not clean, I will clean it myself”

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Gideon Sam, the president of South Africa’s Olympic committee, said he would clean the the toilets of New Delhi’s Commonwealth Games to help them be a success. “As developing nations we must stand together,” Sam said, according to the South African Press Agency. “We cannot allow developed countries to go out there and take the last seat in the hall.” Sam said the 147-member team of South African athletes will not use the conditions of the village as an excuse for their performance. “We will not complain,” he said. “And when I get there on Friday, if a toilet is not clean, I will clean it myself.”

Guardian

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