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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    For many it is a Symbol of British Imperialism and Colonialism. Personally I don't see a reason why India should be a part of any such Association.
    Countries have economic benefits to being members of the Commonwealth. Why else do you think Cameroon and Rwanda, who were not British colonies, applied to become members? And why do you think it's painful for Zimbabwe and Fiji to be suspended from the Commonwealth?

    India are benefitting economically from the Commonwealth, otherwise they would've left already. As far as I can make it out, the only former British colonies who are not members of the Commonwealth are Ireland and the US.

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    Watched some of the under-48kg women's weightlifting last night. Was like a tallest dwarf comp - hardly inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post
    Countries have economic benefits to being members of the Commonwealth. Why else do you think Cameroon and Rwanda, who were not British colonies, applied to become members? And why do you think it's painful for Zimbabwe and Fiji to be suspended from the Commonwealth?

    India are benefitting economically from the Commonwealth, otherwise they would've left already. As far as I can make it out, the only former British colonies who are not members of the Commonwealth are Ireland and the US.
    There is nothing that India gains to stand from Commonwealth apart from some cheap medals at the Commonwealth games which its athletes will never be able to earn at any other international event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    There is nothing that India gains to stand from Commonwealth apart from some cheap medals at the Commonwealth games which its athletes will never be able to earn at any other international event.
    Did you even read their post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Watched some of the under-48kg women's weightlifting last night. Was like a tallest dwarf comp - hardly inspiring.
    Are they weighed by the same scales as the boxing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Did you even read their post?
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    Always find it disappointing when small countries like England and Canada manage to jag a minor medal at the Commonwealth Games.

    It's depressing. We should be trifecta-ing everything tbh.
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    I am not sure if people want to take your advice on stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Watched some of the under-48kg women's weightlifting last night. Was like a tallest dwarf comp - hardly inspiring.
    Personally I thought it was great that we finally had some female snatch on prime time television.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    I am not sure if people want to take your advice on stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
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    Nah he's got a point, you're a ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Nah he's got a point, you're a ****.
    That's a given.

    But people should still listen to me, ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Personally I thought it was great that we finally had some female snatch on prime time television.
    Only problem was how sweaty it became after they grabbed the pole a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Only problem was how sweaty it became after they grabbed the pole a couple of times.
    The white stuff on their hands helped them though

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