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07-24-2012, 05:26 AM #35
07-24-2012, 09:32 AM #36
07-24-2012, 10:58 AM #37
07-26-2012, 09:12 AM #38
Basketball player Yi Jianlian will be CHN flag bearer
What thestar posted was incorrecr. Basketball player Yi Jianlian will be CHN flag bearer.
26 July 2012
2012 London Olympics: 2.13m Yi Jianlian is China's flag-bearer
China has picked basketball player Yi Jianlian to carry its flag at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.
The 2.13m (7ft) NBA player will continue a tradition of Chinese flag-bearers coming - since 1984 - from the men's basketball team.
The team announced the decision at the flag-raising ceremony in the Olympic Village.
Officials hinted earlier the job would go to a "tall, handsome and influential" athlete.
"We can now tell everyone that the delegation's flag-bearer is China men's basketballer Yi Jianlian," Reuters news agency quoted Xiao Tian, China's deputy chef de mission, as saying.
Mr Xiao admitted there were multiple candidates, but said Yi was chosen after "comprehensive consideration".
In two online polls on Sina Weibo - one of China's equivalents of Twitter - Yi was actually beaten by 2011 French Open tennis champion Li Na and Athens Olympics gold medal hurdler Liu Xiang as the most favoured flag-bearer.
But Xiao Tian said given the size of China's delegation, the job must go to someone who is "tall enough and famous enough", the official Xinhua news agency reported.
"I learned the news today that I am going to take such a great honour. I am so grateful," Yi wrote on his accredited weibo account.
"This gives me an extra boost for these games."
Born in southern Guangdong province, Yi began his NBA career in 2007. He went back to China in 2011 and joined a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club, but retains an option to return to the NBA.
Since China resumed participation in the Olympics in 1984 after a three-decade absence, all of its flag-bearers have been male basketball players, with an average height of 2.06m (6ft 9in).
Yao Ming, Yi's predecessor, held the post for both the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Games, but he announced his retirement one year ago.
However, Yao is still participating in the London Games as a commentator.
07-26-2012, 02:45 PM #39
Another Basketball player will be flag bearer
Just being informed that another Basketball player, Lauren Jackson, will carry the flag for Australia at tomorrow's London Olympics opening ceremony.
July 27, 2012 - 4:58AM (AUS)
By Samantha Lane
Grin and bear it, Lauren: Our AUS London 2012 flag bearer
Australian Opals captain Lauren Jackson will carry the flag for Australia at tomorrow's London Olympics opening ceremony.
Jackson, a three-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time WNBA league MVP, received the honour in a gala ceremony in London this morning (Australian time).
Jackson was the subject of a betting plunge yesterday that saw flag bearer betting markets shut down in Australia.
Competing in her fourth Olympics in London, Jackson was selected by Australian team chef de mission Nick Green ahead of the likes of cyclists Anna Meares, Stuart O'Grady and Cadel Evans, swimmer Leisel Jones and beach volleyballer Natalie Cook.
She will be the first woman to carry the flag since diver Jenny Donnet at Barcelona 1992.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/ne...#ixzz21l8E8cdu
07-31-2012, 10:01 PM #40
yup... our badminton made the headlines alright.. thanks to the china korea and indonesia womens double teams....... well done!!
07-31-2012, 10:19 PM #41
Imma go out tomorrow, try to find a London based newspaper and take a photo of the good news on the front page..
07-31-2012, 11:08 PM #42
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07-31-2012, 11:13 PM #44
08-01-2012, 12:08 AM #45
08-01-2012, 12:14 AM #46
congrats to china,ina and korea!woooooooohoooooooooooo!
go go go! please do it more!
08-01-2012, 01:25 AM #47
Of course badminton is making a news in olympic london this time... A VERY BIG ONE indeed..
08-02-2012, 10:18 AM #48
08-02-2012, 10:29 AM #49
Chris, how did you know in advance?
Click on this link below to see how Wall Street Journal is making fun about our beloved sport;
08-07-2012, 12:01 PM #50
In sports, sportsmanship is of the utmost importance
I have been asked by many people (because they know that I am a professional Badminton coach):
Why Badminton players don't have the "spirit of sportsmanship" at this 2012 Olympic Games.
What can I say to them?
Currently, many people have been so influenced by the new phrases/ideas like;
* Greed is good.
* A win-win situation is what we should aim for.
* etc, etc, ......
Well, I have been telling them, don't be influenced by the new idea/concept.
I like our Aussie's idea: Give everyone a fair go. In sports, sportsmanship is of the utmost importance.
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