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Australian players are hit with food poisoning

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by chris-ccc, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Just been informed that our Australian players are hit down with food poisoning. Very surprised that they they could get food poisoning in Derby.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-18/badminton-hopefuls-hit-with-food-poisoning/4139642

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Three of Australia's Olympic badminton players (out of 5) have been confined to bed at their Derby training camp after copping a bout of food poisoning.

    Men's doubles pair Ross Smith and Glenn Warfe and women's doubles competitor Renu Veeran were scheduled to play warm-up matches against members of the British team on Wednesday (today).

    But doctor's orders mean they must wait out the symptoms.

    Australian team manager Lasse Bundgaard immediately sought medical attention for his players.

    "The doctor came and put them on medication and confirmed the boys had suffered from food poisoning," Australian team manager Lasse Bundgaard said in a statement.

    "They are confined to bed, will miss training today and will hopefully be recovered in time to resume tomorrow."

    The other two members of the team, Victoria Na and Veeran's doubles partner Leanne Choo, were not affected and can tune up against the host nation as scheduled.

    The nine-day badminton competition starts on the opening day of the Games (July 28) and runs through with the medal matches on August 3, 4 and 5.
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    My daughter got Salmonella food poisoning in London from a restaurant. Poor girl was only 3 years old.
     
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    Are you already in London now?
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    Unfortunately not. Our food poisoning episode was from a while back. On the subject of illnesses, do athletes get prone to minor viral illnesses more often given that they travel so much??
     
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    If they are careful with what they consume, they shouldn't be.

    Countries like China and Malaysia play safe by bringing their own cooks to prepare meals for them.
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    that sucks. but luckily they still have 10 more days. but surely they will be severely weakened when tournament starts.
     
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    For sure they would be severely weakened.

    I remember when I suffered from food poisoning some years ago. It took me weeks before I was back to 100% again.
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    smart of them to play safe. too much at stake when it comes to players like LD, LCW, etc.
     
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    Athletes should have a good immune system, since they watch what they eat, and consider all aspects of their health important. That said, travelling does increase the risk, but they may experience "a small cold" whilst we'd be under for the week :p
    Not that I have statistics to back me up ^^
     
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    Now, I have also been informed that 4 players and 1 official (from AUS) at the camp in Derbyshire are affected by food poisoning.
     
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    It's unusual to get food poisoning from a well established cooking outfit. Perhaps it's viral gastroenteritis they got? That's been going around a bit and is very contagious.
     
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    Hope that our many Australian Olympians (for other sports) are OK

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    That's why we Australians (at home) are so surprised. :eek::eek::eek:

    Anyway, our many Australian Olympians (for other sports) at this 2012 London Olympics are staying at different places/locations.

    It's so unlucky that our Badminton players happened to suffer food poisoning in Derbyshire.
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    How long after they they arrived? They could have got it en route from Australia to London or stopping off at the cafeteria along the motorway to Derby.

    If any cases appear 1-2 days later after the first case, then there might be spread within the team i.e. those with the food poisoning have not washed their hands properly - at least 30 seconds with soap....
     
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    They touched down in London on Monday, 4 days ago, before heading to South Derbyshire.

    AFAIK, they were to be alongside with the Canadian Badminton team there, at South Derbyshire.

    I wonder if the Canadian Badminton players are OK ???
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    2012 London Summer Olympics: 50 expected AUS medallists

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    While I am talking about our Australian Badminton players at this 2012 London Olympics, here are our 50 expected AUS medallists.

    Unfortunately, for Badminton, we are not expecting a medal. :eek::eek::eek:

    Here are our 50 expected AUS medallists:

    No.1 Men's 100m freestlye (Swimming).
    The Missile, James Magnussen, is head and shoulders above the rest of the world in swimming's blue riband event.

    No.2: Women's 100m hurdles.
    Despite a recent defeat at the Diamond League meet in London, Sally Pearson will start as the hottest of hot favourite in the sprint hurdles.

    No.3: Men's hockey.
    Under coach Ric Charlewsworth, the Kookaburras have won everything on offer except the Olympic gold medal. With five-time world player of the year, Jamie Dwyer, leading the team, they are an excellent chance of achieving it.

    No.4: Men's 4x100m freestlye (Swimming).
    With James Magnussen and James Roberts likely to swim the lead-out legs, Eamon Sullivan will be looking to anchor Australia to the gold medal as he did in the world championships last year.

    No.5: Men's 470 (Sailing).
    Malcolm Page won gold in Beijing with Nathan Wilmot and has since won three world titles with new partner Mat Belcher.

    No.6: Women's keirin (Cycling).
    Anna Meares could win three gold medals in London and with two successive world titles under her belt, this is her pet event.

    No.7: Women's BMX.
    Caroline Buchanan became the first Australian to win a round of the women's world cup in May. The world No.2 has also won two world titles in mountain biking.

    No.8: Men's Team Pursuit (Cycling).
    Australia were the outright favourites for this event until Great Britain shocked them at the World Championships in Melbourne. Either squad can claim the gold medal in London, it's that close.

    No.9: Men's Laser (Sailing)
    Tom Slingsby has won five world titles in six years and was named World Sailor of the Year in 2010. His one bad regatta since 2007 was at the Beijing Olympics when he finished 22nd.

    No.10: Men's Omnium (Cycling).
    Glenn O'Shea had to beat 2011 world champion Michael Freiberg just to make the Australian team for the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne. He justified the selection by claiming the world title himself.

    No.11: Women's 4x200m freestyle (Swimming).
    Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer and Stephanie Rice return after surprising the world with a gold medal in this event at the Beijing Olympics. With the addition of Melanie Schlanger they will be tough to beat again.

    No.12: Men's 49ers.
    When the skiff class was introduced to the Olympics in 2000 the assumption was this would be an event Australians would dominate. Twelve years later Australia has yet to win a gold medal but with duo Nathan Outteridge and Iain jenson they have the reigning world champions. It was skipper Outteridge's third world title in the class.

    No.13: Men's 100m freestyle (Swimming).
    Australia's second best swimmer is hardly a household name, but James Roberts would be the fastest in the world this year by nearly half a second if it was not for James Magnussen.

    No.14: Men's lightweight coxless fours.
    The quartet of Anthony Edwards, Ben Cureton, Sam Beltz and Todd Skipworth won gold at the World Championships at Bled, Slovenia last year but were recently beaten by the British crew at the Munich World Cup. Edwards is competing at his fifth Olympic and he has already won two silver and one bronze medal.

    No.15: Women's sprint (Cycling).
    Anna Meares holds the world record for the flying 200 metres but she will need to overcome her nemesis and reigning Olympic champion, Victoria Pendelton, to claim gold.

    No.16: Women's water polo.
    Defending Olympic champions the Netherlands will not be in London nor will the reigning world champions Greece. Australia will start in the top line of betting in the eight-team tournament.

    No.17: Women's double sculls.
    Kim Crow used to race Jana Pittman in the 400m hurdles but now she is set to become first Australian rower in 16 years to compete in more than one event at an Olympic regatta. Her best chance for a medal is with Brooke Pratley in the double sculls.

    No.18: Men's 4x100m medley relay (Swimming).
    As long as James Magnussen is capable of swimming a blistering final leg, the medley relay team is in with a shout for a medal. All members from the team, bar Geoff Huegill, that won a silver medal at the World Championship last year will be competing in London.

    No.19: Women's triathlon.
    There was no room for defending champion Emma Snowsill in the crack Australian team but Emma Moffatt could improve upon her third place from the Beijing Olympics.

    No.20: Men's road race (Cycling)
    Australia will arguably field the strongest squad in this race with Matt Goss, a sprinter who can climb, the best chance for a medal.

    No.21: Showjumping
    Australia's 11 medals in Olympic equestrian competition have all been won in the three-day event. Edwina Tops-Alexander is poised to win the first in showjumping.

    No.22: Women's 200m backstroke (Swimming).
    Missy Franklin of the USA is the overwhelming favourite, but Australia's Belinda Hocking is the best of the rest.

    No.23: Men's Double Scull.
    David Crawshay and Scott Brennan are seeking to become the first pair in 88 years to win successive gold medals in this event. They could do it.

    No.24: Men's BMX.
    There is no nailed-down certainty in the rough-and-tumble world of BMX racing, but newly crowned world champion Sam Willoughby has as good a chance as any in London.

    No.25: Men's long jump.
    Mitchell Watt laid down his credentials for this event with a silver medal at last year's world championships.

    No.26: Women's 100m butterfly (Swimming).
    Alicia Coutts has not repeated her success from the Delhi Games in 2010, but in the tougher pool outside the Commonwealth, this event is her best chance.

    No.27: Women's floor (Gymnastics).
    Lauren Mitchell's favourite apparatus. The Western Australian was the world champion in 2010 and a perennial contender.

    No.28: Women's team pursuit (Cycling).
    This a new event at the Olympics. Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic won silver at the World Championships in March and pushed the Great Britain team to break the world record.

    No.29: Women's 4x100m medley (Swimming).
    Australia has won this event at the past two Olympics, and while they are unlikely to repeat the success in London it will be equally surprising if they are not standing on the podium.

    No.30: Men's K-2 1000m (Kayak).
    Ken Wallace won the gold medal in the K1 500m in Beijing, and alongside David Smith will be a serious contender in the two-man kayak in London.

    No.31: Women's 200 metres freestyle (Swimming).
    Best friends Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer are consistently in the world's top five. Both should be pushing for a medal in the final in London.

    No 32: Women's 400 metres individual medley (Swimming).
    Stephanie Rice is back with a bang and of the two individual medleys, this is the one she has the best chance of winning. Her world record is the oldest one standing.

    No.33: Women's team sprint (Cycling).
    Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch have won three gold medals and a silver at the past four world championships.

    No.34: Men's K4 1000m (Kayak).
    With the rise of Murray Stewart, the quad kayak squad have leapt into medal calculations as proven by their silver medal at the recent World Cup in Moscow.

    No.35: Women's basketball.
    The Opals have won three silvers and a bronze medal at the past four Olympics.

    No.36: Team three-day event (Horse Riding).
    One of Australia's pet events with four medals - including three gold - at the past five Olympics.,

    No 37: Women's 200 metres individual medley (Swimming).
    Stephanie Rice is a consistent top-three performer in an event she won gold in at the Beijing Olympics.

    No.38: Men's coxless fours.
    Australia and Great Britain have won gold in this event at the past five Olympics. The new Oarsome Foursome of William Lockwood, James Chapman, Drew Ginn and Joshua Smith-Dunkley threaten to snap Great Britain's winning streak which started at the Sydney Olympics. Ginn is attempting to win his fourth gold medal.

    No.39: Women's 100 metres backstroke (Swimming).
    Illness has held Emily Seebohm back since bursting on the scene as a 14-year-old at the 2007 World Championships. When she is fully fit, Seebohm is one of the world's best.

    No.40: Women's balance beam.
    If Lauren Mitchell can perform on the first day of qualifying, she can compete for medals in a number of disicplines. Mitchell has form in the beam with a silver at the 2009 World Championships.

    No.41: Men's team sprint.
    Shane Perkins, Scott Sunderland and Matthew Glaetzer won the world championship in April.

    No.42: Men's 50m freestyle (Swimming).
    The world knows how quick James Magnussen is on the final lap of the 100m freestyle, but at the Australian Championships in March he showed how fast his first 50 is as well.

    No.43: Women's 4x100m freestyle (Swimming).
    Libby Trickett and Melanie Schlanger will lead a strong team but without a standout swimmer, the Australians will have to settle for one of the minor medals.

    No.44: Women's 3m springboard synchronised.
    Anabelle Smith (R) and Sharleen Stratton won bronze at the World Championships in Shanghai last year and in a small field of eight are likely to repeat the dose in London.

    No.45: Men's 50km walk.
    Jared Tallent won two medals at the Beijing Olympics and will be one of the favourites on the start line in London.

    No.46: Men's 4x200m freestyle relay (Swimming).

    No.47: Men's sprint (Cycling).
    Shane Perkins has been a consistent performer in this discipline over the past four years, including a silver medal in the 2010 World Championships.

    No.48: Men's pole vault.
    Steve Hooker is the reigning Olympic champion and was world champion in 2009.

    No.49: Men's quadruple sculls.
    This boat has won medals at the past three world championships including gold in Slovenia last year.

    No.50: Women's 10m air pistol.
    Lalita Yauhleuskaya is Australia's highest ranked shooter and London should be her fifth Olympic appearance. She won bronze at the Sydney Olympics.
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    Hmm, that would make a roadside cafeteria very suspicious as well as the hotel or surrounding fast food joints.
     
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    Probably so. :):):)

    Anyway, I am hoping to get direct contact with them players soon.

    Currently, I believe they have their families and their associations to report to.
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    AUS Badminton stars back in form after illness

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    Yesterday, I was talking with Christina-W (Glenn Warfe's employer) and she said he should be OK.

    And today, our AUS news released this article;

    http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8502983

    Badminton stars back in form after illness

    SAT JUL 21 2012

    Lemonade icy poles and hydrolytes have done the trick for Australian badminton star Glenn Warfe, who has reportedly bounced back after suffering a bout of food poisoning.

    Beijing Olympians Warfe and Ross Smith, as well as Games debutant Renuga Veeran, were struck down by illness just a day into their training camp at Derbyshire, forcing them to rest.

    But Australia's Olympic Chef de Mission Nick Green says the three athletes have completed their road to recovery.

    "I can say that those athletes are at 100 per cent and back in training at full strength," Green told reporters in London on Saturday.


    On Twitter, Warfe, 28, posted pictures of himself eating icy poles during his recovery and thanked his supporters for their well wishes.

    "Thanks for all the get well messages," Warfe said.

    "Feeling so much better now."

    Back on track, Australia's badminton squad will play an exhibition match against the Great Britain All Stars.
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    Someone posted on FB that Michelle Li and ALex Bruce were affected.
     
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    If it's truly food poisoining as per definition (ie. foodborne), then the food service in London is truly horrible and should be considered an epidemic outbreak. *However*, most likely it's just a viral gastroenteritis that is spread by direct and indirect contact.
     

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