New Zealand Olympic heptathlete Rebecca Wardell might have to change her 'what if' list to 'what now' as the Commonwealth Games organisation lurches from one crisis to another. With New Zealand Olympic Committee officials arriving in New Delhi to inspect heavily criticised facilities and security, Wardell and other members of the athletics team are monitoring the events from Hong Kong, which has been their training base for the past few weeks. After months of hard training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Flora Ho Sports Centre in Pok Fu Lam to try to get her 32-year-old body and mind in tune with winning gold, Wardell is now wondering if the Games might not even take place. 'For unforeseen problems we have a thing called a 'what if' list - what if it's raining or what if you forget your spikes?' she says. 'A couple of years ago I had to travel from Christchurch to Hamilton to catch a plane, but there was a highjacked plane at the airport. I was stuck for 10 hours and couldn't do anything about it. The airport was closed. 'I'm sure there are going to be a lot of 'what ifs' in Delhi - what if the bus is late, what if you're in a traffic jam? Hopefully these are the only problems we'll encounter.' What if there is a terrorist attack or the athletes' village collapses are not things that would normally make Wardell's list, but they are now on it after the events of the past couple of weeks, especially after Tuesday, when a footbridge collapsed at the main stadium, injuring 27 people. 'I can't do anything about the problems so I'm not going to worry about them. I've seen photos of the track and I've spoken to our chef de mission, who is in Delhi, and he said the apartments were a bit dirty and in need of a clean,' she said. 'He also said there might be a problem with transport, but everyone will be in the same boat so I'm not worried. I think worrying about it is a waste of time. 'I trust they have everything under control and my position is that as long as the New Zealand team are going, then I will be going too, as I don't believe they would send a team if there was a genuine threat. 'The only reason I would not go to Delhi is if the whole New Zealand team withdrew.' The contrast between what the Kiwi athletes have found in Hong Kong and what they will encounter in New Delhi would seem to be like night and day. Unfinished facilities, tourist shootings and structures collapsing are not the sort of things an athlete wants in the final days before a major competition. 'One of the reasons we chose Hong Kong is because we also trained here prior to the Beijing Olympics in 2008,' Wardell said. 'Everything worked well then so we had no hesitation about returning here to prepare for the Commonwealth Games. 'Although Hong Kong is an Asian city, many of the facilities are very Western. Everything works so well. The public transport is excellent, the choice of food is amazing and English is widely spoken.' Wardell's coach, Andrew MacLennan, said that being able to train with high-quality equipment was also part of the decision to acclimatise in Hong Kong. 'From an athletic perspective, the Hong Kong Sports Institute has everything we need, and because Rebecca is a heptathlete we need such things as high jump equipment, a track, swimming pool and a gym. Basically, the facilities here are just as good as we have in New Zealand.' Wardell took the opportunity of some competitive practice by competing in the Xtep Athletic meeting at Tseung Kwan O last weekend. 'I was very impressed with the way the competition was run,' she said. 'It was like being at a major international competition. The organisation was very professional, however I wouldn't have put 46 women in one long jump competition. It took three hours to complete!'