Mumbai, Aug 3: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who participated in the London Olympics torch relay just a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the games on Jul 27, was upset over the scandals surrounding the Games.
While writing on his blog, the superstar wrote about relative merits of capitalism and socialism before applying them to the Games:
"You build sophisticated computers and cars and electronics. We shall build the same at a quarter price, copyright be damned. If your democratic system gets you the greater Olympic medals tally, our athletes shall beat yours and we shall rule the standings," reads Mr Bachchan's blog.
"Frequent accusations and dishonest competition incidents, shall flourish in London 2012, between competing teams. Episodes of unfair games being played for higher standings, drug abused athletes being brought down from their pedestals, unpleasant umpiring ... the lot. A 16 year old Chinese swimmer, shoots off like a missile in the competition pool and questions and dissenting debates of her achievement do not stop. There is a deathly silence, when she touches the edge for the Gold medallion. There is little doubt that it is disbelief of performance and her talent, there is a lot more belief in finding justifiable questions to 'what drug is she on," Big B added.
Big B's write up followed the news of match fixing scandal in London Olympics 2012. Two pairs from South Korea conspired with their respective Chinese and Indonesian opponents to manipulate the quarter-final lineup, the WBF is under pressure to take stringent action against the players.
World champions Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang apparently wanted to avoid their counterparts Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei, ranked no 2, until the final. Hence Wang and Yu deliberately lost to Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na of South Korea. Moreover, eight women shuttlers were disqualified at the Games for deliberately playing badly in two separate matches.