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08-11-2012, 06:29 AM #52
08-11-2012, 07:06 AM #53
Remember we are trying to uplift the image of badminton. It is like selling a service or product to attract an audience and make it more appealing.
I never said making-up should be made compulsory for lady badminton players. Experience has shown that anything which is forced will not likely gain full acceptance. Some ladies are naturally beautiful and if a make-up can help enhance their appearance and image, what's wrong with that?
I would say Sports is entertainment and people pay to watch the performance of players in all sorts of sports. The better organised and presented the sport, the better reception it is
likely to receive.
In the LOG, apart from gymnastics, synchronized swimming has been well received everywhere. Why? Just look at how the ladies are presented and the glittering costumes they adorn. Not only are their beautiful skills on display, they also have entertainment value.
Can't blame you if you disagree...haha...
08-11-2012, 09:07 AM #54
As far as I know, waterproof make up is not sweat proof. With all the jumping & running around for 30 to 45 min, at the end it might smear, plus long term it's not good for the skin. It doesnt make practical sense to buy expensive waterproof make-up just to look good while playing since it's not part of the marks/points.
That's why you would not see ladies recommending this cos we know how troublesome it is to put on make up, how much time and money needed
I fully agree with Taiwan Cheng wearing baggy bermudas, it's much more comfortable and does not restrict movement.
This kind of ways might attract viewers but not necessarily will make badminton more popular.
If there is representative from Western countries participating, and winning some titles, then will make it more popular
Last edited by eaglehelang; 08-11-2012 at 09:12 AM.
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08-11-2012, 10:29 AM #55
08-11-2012, 04:06 PM #56
You know what ?...event in my country Indonesia, badminton had been treaten discriminated.
As you know Indonesia is one of the best country that have a lot of badminton players, but still not the most priority sport for government.
Lucky we Indonesia have a few of Foundation that have supported Badminton.
08-11-2012, 04:53 PM #57
08-11-2012, 05:02 PM #58
08-11-2012, 05:52 PM #59
My thought is because you really need some training/coaching to understand and play the game in the right way and you really need to put effort and time to do it(footwork, stroke, position)
I think that turns people away.
the prize of winning a competition is nothing compares to other sports and I believe the time spent on training to win the competition should no less than other sports!
08-13-2012, 03:29 AM #60
@craigandy : Football
@kermitvselmo : yes, you're right.Football is the most famous in Indonesia, and i hate that ...but i disagree with you football cheaper than badminton. We will discuss about this later and you "almost" right single sport will not be in higher priority for many countries, but i thought not its the only reason..
football famous because involved a lot of money in there, Sponsors get customers because many spectators will see their products and buy, government get big taxes from them, television gets advertise, football federation get money from football club and competition and spectators can gamble to get money, so everyone happy
@Theseed :i believe football training as harder as badminton
08-13-2012, 08:02 AM #61
08-13-2012, 05:26 PM #62
On TV, every country essentially has a domestic version of the Olympics. From what I watched, the BBC only showed a WS game between Australia and another woman (sorry, I don't remember). Nothing else. German TV showed German players only. Badminton was shown on the Internet only in the US. Pretty much a side sport on TV in the west. Some consider it a status similar to archery.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
08-13-2012, 06:44 PM #63
08-13-2012, 11:00 PM #64
Most countries will only televise events in which they are strong in
You are so lucky (to be able to watch Olympic Badminton matches on the BBC).
In Australia, our ABC hardly show any Badminton matches (just because our AUS players are not good enough).
Sad, but true. Most countries will only televise events in which they are strong in (with hope for some medals).
08-14-2012, 04:58 AM #65
08-16-2012, 01:14 AM #66
big revenues no, we lost many time in olimpic. gambling ?? no one gambling for Super Series or olympic badminton ...
08-16-2012, 06:07 AM #67
08-16-2012, 06:26 AM #68
cost to rent the court: five a side= Rp100,000
badminton = Rp50,000 for student, or around Rp60,000 - Rp75,000 for non student at day (or 100,000 to 150,000 at night I don't know the price for five a side at night though)
five a side: divided to at least 10 people = Rp 10K per person
while badminton at least 2 person = Rp 25K per person (for me, it is too expensive to play singles..) for 4 person: it is still 12.5K per person
now, even though I said 4 person = 12.5K per person, generally on lower level badminton, doubles takes less energy than singles
then these 4 person would play around 2-3 hours (I even played for 4 hours each session) yeah, increase those money by 2-4 times
while football, it will be fixed to 10K per person and I don't think you will gonna play 3-4 hours five a side
for attire, most likely football is more expensive since football shoes usually more expensive than badminton shoes
however these guys don't need shuttlecock like us (
I used the cheap one garuda crystal green Rp45,000 per tube ($5) and it would cost more for good quality shuttles (such as king cobra, garuda red, gajahmada, etc)
yeah, it put a hole into my wallet esp for students
of course I know you think about different term why badminton is famous
they got so much sponsor, tv license, spectators, merchandise, and gambling
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