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    Quote Originally Posted by CantSmashThis View Post
    If it is 1 win 1 lost each, then it goes by games, then by points. So it's rare to have a 3 way tie still with points. If somehow that happens, they draw lots.
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    Yes, it's rare to have equal wins in matches, games and points. But it could happen.

    If they need to draw lots; IMHO, it would be cruel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Yes, it's rare to have equal wins in matches, games and points. But it could happen.

    If they need to draw lots; IMHO, it would be cruel.
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    there is a very small possibility.

    i wonder if it ever happened?

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    Thumbs down "Drawing Lots" is cruel

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    there is a very small possibility.

    i wonder if it ever happened?
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    It has happened before in one of the local tournaments that I was in.

    And they applied "Drawing Lots". Since then, I suggested a 'mini' tournament:- Rematch with games up to 3 or 5 points.

    But nobody supported my suggestion.
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    Arrow Basketball player Yi Jianlian will be CHN flag bearer

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    For Spain, I read that Rafael Nadal will be the flag bearer.

    For China, it will be Lin Dan.

    For Malaysia, BAM want Lee Chong Wei to be the flag bearer.

    Source: http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.a...164&sec=sports

    Friday July 6, 2012

    Being the flag bearer is a singular honour usually accorded to the star athlete of a contingent. Chong Wei’s arch-rival Lin Dan will be carrying the flag for China as will Rafael Nadal for Spain.
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    What thestar posted was incorrecr. Basketball player Yi Jianlian will be CHN flag bearer.

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18993809

    26 July 2012
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    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.
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    Arrow Another Basketball player will be flag bearer

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    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
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    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
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    yup... our badminton made the headlines alright.. thanks to the china korea and indonesia womens double teams....... well done!!

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    Imma go out tomorrow, try to find a London based newspaper and take a photo of the good news on the front page..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    Imma go out tomorrow, try to find a London based newspaper and take a photo of the good news on the front page..
    For a good laugh try the daily mail I'm sure they'll have something to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajrul View Post
    yup... our badminton made the headlines alright.. thanks to the china korea and indonesia womens double teams....... well done!!
    Thank the people from the BWF who developed the rules for the group format. They are the ones to blame for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Will our Badminton be getting better known/popular at this coming 2012 London Summer Olympic Games?

    I hope so.

    Just received news that Petr Koukal was named as the flag bearer for his country, the Czech Republic.
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    this is so ironic
    the answer: yes badminton will be popular
    because the WD scandal

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Will our Badminton be getting better known/popular at this coming 2012 London Summer Olympic Games?

    I hope so.

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    Chris, how did you know in advance?

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    congrats to china,ina and korea!woooooooohoooooooooooo!
    go go go! please do it more!

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    Of course badminton is making a news in olympic london this time... A VERY BIG ONE indeed..

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    Thumbs down Shame, shame, shame...... to our Badminton players at this 2012 London Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Chris, how did you know in advance?
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    No, I wasn't thinking about it in the negative way.

    But I am very disappointed about what when on at the Games.

    And I have posted this;

    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
    All I can say is: Shame, shame, shame...... to our WD Badminton players at this 2012 London Olympics.

    IMHO, to lose a match in order to win medals is NOT ethical.

    If stronger nations/teams/participants are only to think of winning medals, they are telling our weaker participants not to compete in future Olympics.

    Olympic participants need to remember their Olympians' oath;

    "In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams."
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    Question Chris, how did you know in advance?

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    Chris, how did you know in advance?
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    Click on this link below to see how Wall Street Journal is making fun about our beloved sport;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gm80...layer_embedded
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    Thumbs up In sports, sportsmanship is of the utmost importance

    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    Of course badminton is making a news in olympic london this time... A VERY BIG ONE indeed..
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    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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