CWG: India bribes 72 nations for hosting rights

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Melbourne, Sep 24: Amid several controversies, the 19th Commonwealth Games is going to start on Oct 3, but a media report showed that India bribed 72 nations to get the 2010 games hosting rights.

'Daily Telegraph' claimed that India delivered 72 Commonwealth countries $ 100,000 each to get the rights during the final presentation in Jamaica.

"Delhi sealed the right to host the Games when their delegates emerged at the final presentation in Jamaica and offered all 72 nations $ 100,000 each for athlete training schemes if they were the successful bidders," the daily reported.

The report also claimed, "The money, subsequently paid to all nations, was not significant to Australia because it had already decided to vote for India and the payment was not an exceptionally large one."

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