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Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by kwun, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Shinichi

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    let hear what USA had to say
     
  2. demolidor

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    :D Yes, very much in the Olympic spirit to plant your elbow on the crown of someone's head (;)). Aside from the gazillion federations ...
    Make it K1 rules and at least we also have some medals guaranteed but with one entry per weight category medals surely guaranteed under Muay Thai rules as well ...
     
  3. Cheung

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    Let's not get sidetracked from the badminton. Somebody might think badminton is not very popular if reading last few posts.
     
  4. kwun

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/schedule-change-infuriates-players-154710510--spt.html

    Late schedule changes infuriate badminton players

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sweeping late changes to the schedule of the Olympic badminton tournament, prompted by an "oversight", infuriated players on Friday.

    "It's bad. It's not right," said Polish men's doubles player Michal Logosz after organizers announced that some 60 percent of the matches, mostly in the doubles draws, would be affected by the changes to the tournament which starts on Saturday.
    "It's the most important competition. It's crazy that they can't do the draw how they are supposed to," said German doubles player Johannes Schoettler.
    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) apologized to the players after it emerged that the original schedule published on Wednesday had not followed the competition regulations as agreed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
    "There was an oversight and it's human error that this had not been carefully checked by our own team and myself at the outset," tournament referee Torsten Berg said.
    "But of course if somebody had expected to have a late morning on Saturday and they now have to play early they will be disappointed," he added. "We understand that and we are sorry about this happening but see no choice other than to apply the BWF regulations and our agreement with the IOC."
    The tournament at Wembley Arena begins with pools of players competing in round-robin matches.
    Schoettler said he and partner Ingo Kindervater had already prepared for an early game against Australia and now faced Taiwan in an evening match instead.
    "I started getting up early the last few days to get ready. We should have played Australia, the weakest in our group," he said after a training session.
    "My brother SMS-ed me this morning to say we now play Chinese Taipei, our most important match, and now on Saturday evening.
    "It's stressful. We have moved to Wembley Plaza Hotel because we play tomorrow. "We could have stayed in the Olympic Village one more night and everything (would have) been easier."
    Logosz said the scheduling changes had played havoc with the plans of family and friends.
    "This is really bad," said Logosz, who will partner Adam Cwalina against South Korea's Ko Sung-hyun and Yoo Yeon-seong on Saturday.
    "It's never happened before and it happens in the Olympics -- it's not right. For me it's not really bad but for mixed doubles, two matches in one day, this is a disaster. Maybe they will do something about that.
    "We have tickets for families and friends and we found out only 24 hours before the matches."
    (Editing by Clare Fallon)
     
  5. LD rules!

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    Chinese Taipei have the flag after all :)
     
  6. george@chongwei

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    Chris, did you saw LCW and team?;)
     
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    What the... Looks like PG is really 'enjoying' himself there in LONDON.
     
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    For Lin Dan was showing Chong Wei his latest watch,that costs almost RM300,000. And the Malaysian was awed.

    "It is a nice watch and it is also very expensive. We talked about our passion for watches and never did we touch on the competition," said Chong Wei.

    "We do not discuss badminton and he did not ask about my recovery. Its a question of mutual respect I suppose."
     
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    DAMN IT!!! a watch that costs almost 300,000 ringgits!!! what a waste of money !!! Another kind of VERTU, HERMES,...:(
     
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    LD and LCW really talk off the court? it's really nice!

    both of them love expensive stuffs hah? from watches to cars. hahaha. LCW's watch is a nice one too.
     
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    oh yeeaahh, please see the following photos...
     
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    More photos...

    ..so, this time, stalked them outside, on the road, as they were going to/from the hotel and stadium..
    Should satisfy all of LCW and LD fans, and all M'sia and CHN supporters..

    Also, caught Reiko Shiota and her supporters walking out but noticed she was crying. I didn't see the ending of her match, but i assume she & Shintaro lost again..

    Also, surprisingly it was a full-house @ this morning's session. I guess there were some British players who competed..When it ended, a throng of people emerged (see photos below)..

    Box ticket office was open. I guess they were handing out tickets to people who are picking up at the box office..?.

    Also, saw people with P&S cameras inside the venue and yes, they were taking photos left & right inside the stadium...as long as no flash and tripod..
     

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    A few more..

    ..a few more photos..
     

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    A few more to add & last batch of photos..

    ..last batch of photos..
     

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    Chris you are the ultimate stalker!!! thanks for all the pics! love them!!!
     
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    Wow! You've posted not only awesome photos of badminton players .... you also managed to snap a pic of 'Harry Potter' on the streets of London! What a scoop for the Daily Prophet! ;)
     

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    One of those pics has a guy who looks to have had a cruciate ligament reconstruction.

    Any sign of DSLR inside the venue amongst the audience?
     
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    LOL! PG must have overdosed big time on his Viagra.
     
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    Chris, you are the mother of all stalkers! Great pics. Keep it up. :)
     
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    Wow! Lin dan uses different pair of shoes :D
     

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