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Should Badminton be staged at Wembley for the 2012 Olympics in London?

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by chris-ccc, Nov 26, 2009.

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Should badminton stage at Wembley?

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  1. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Greetings,

    So much have been said/reported about:
    Should Badminton be staged at Wembley for the 2012 Olympics in London?

    What are our BCers' thoughts on this?
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  2. chris-ccc

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    Badminton venue for our 2012 Olympics (London)

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    Here is one of the many articles:
    Badminton has become the latest sport to reject plans by the London 2012 to relocate it for the Olympics to Wembley

    From 'insidethegames.biz': click here
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    erm
    sorry to say that
    can u further elaborate?:)
     
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    I believe it has been confirmed that badminton will be staged at Wembley Arena.
    I think it makes a lot of commercial sense considering the amount of overspending that's already happening. Besides, the olympic village and Wembley is not exactly a million miles
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    Plus, Wembley is nearer to me :D and has lots of parking spaces.
    It'll feel like taking a trip down memory lane when i'm there.
     
  5. chris-ccc

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    BWF has still not made a decision

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    At the first plan for the 2012 Olympic Games, Badminton was to be staged at a temporary stadium (in Greenwich) which will be built for it. The building would be scrapped after the Games. Now, they are thinking of not building the temporary stadium; to save money.

    Last month (October, 2009), this was one of the articles released: click here
    Yesterday, this article was released: click here

    But BWF said that they will not make a decision about whether to accept the move to Wembley before Friday (today) when its ruling Council meets in Bali. The BWF's chief operating officer Thomas Lund said: "We have still not made a decision."

    Weeks ago, BWF was saying that Wembley is too far from the Olympic Village for our players to travel.
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    Wembley is one place with rich Badminton history

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    That's one thing for sure.

    Wembley is one place with rich Badminton history (with so many All-England tournaments staged there).
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    Thanking our BC admin/moderators for setting up this poll

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    Wow... We now have a poll created for this question.
    Thanking our BC admin/moderators. :):):)
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    Distance and travel wise, if i recall, last yr's badminton venue in Beijing was also quite a distance to the athlete's village. Certainly, it wasn't a stone's throw away or within walking distance.

    I don't mind badminton reusing an existing venue like the Wembley. If it's still useable, then why not?:cool:
     
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    What will be your vote?

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    You haven't voted yet. What will be your vote?
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    i voted yes:)
    anyway
    there are some different
    but not that big;)
     
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    Like to know what you mean

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    Like to know what you mean: "different".
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    haha 'no' is 0 percent!!!
     
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    This poll started just hours' ago

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    But wait... This poll started just hours' ago.
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    Moving Badminton to Wembley at the 2012 Games

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    Latest news just received from Xinhua (27-Nov-2009):
    http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90779/90867/6825908.html

    London Olympics organizing committee (LOCOG) has achieved agreement in principle with Badminton authority to move Badminton matches to Wembley at the 2012 Games, confirmed IOC member Denis Oswald on Thursday, 26-Nov-2009.
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    Badminton at London Olympics 2012 is set to be held at Wembley Arena

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    And also from BBC Sport (27-Nov-2009):
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/8381208.stm

    Badminton at London 2012 is set to be held at Wembley Arena after approval from the International Olympic Committee.
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    but still many didnt vote. at least it helps the decision..... :D
    why they didnt mention that our poll here also helps to make badminton at Wembley? :mad:
     
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    We received 6 BCers' votes so far

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    We received 6 BCers' votes so far (in the first 24 hours). All votes went "YES" for Wembley.
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    They do read our Badminton Central threads

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    Hehehe... Don't be surprised; They do read our Badminton Central threads. :):):)
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    Wembley is one place with rich Badminton history

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    Received some messages asking me why I've cared so much about where Badminton would be staged at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    Answer: Since Wembley is one place with rich Badminton history (with so many All-England tournaments staged there before), it would be great to hold our 2012 Olympic Badminton matches there, IMHO.

    So far, we have received 7 BCers' votes. All votes went "YES" for Wembley. :):):)
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