10 April 2009

Entire volleyball team crammed into two bedrooms

Intriguing story in Republica about the plight of the Mid-Western womens volleyball team. I am sure their story is not unique. I just wonder, is it a case of circumstances or is some middleman profiting by providing limited facilities to these athletes?

I know football clubs similarly pack their players into 1 or 2 rooms for months at a time during the football league - embarrassingly that includes the club I am affiliated with (and they wonder why the players are constantly getting sick), but one would think that during the National Games standard accommodations and transport are offered equally to all the athletes.