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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    both Taiwan and Danish teams have moved from the Olympics Village to a hotel closer to Wembley. the 1.5->2 hours journey each way from Stratford to Wembley will certainly take a toll on players.
    If I'm not wrong, or heard wrongly
    Apparently the Malaysian team are staying near Wembley Arena in a hotel

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    I just read Peter Gade's facebook post and he has moved with the team to Wembley Plaza Hotel

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    Some more tickets just come on the UK site, bagged 2 for friday 3rd

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    i wonder what they are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew tze en View Post
    I just read Peter Gade's facebook post and he has moved with the team to Wembley Plaza Hotel
    from the photo of LD/LCW, seems that Wembley Plaza is the de facto team hotel for badminton.

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    Default A bit more side news..

    A few more to share..

    - Fengwei told me a bit more players came today and the activity level picked up. He got to work an extra overtime.
    He mentioned the CHN team came again today as well as the Korean team.
    Also, Fengwei told me, one of the CHN players, Chen Xu, who plays 2 different events, got some sort of bruised or rashed on his eye, not sure how severe it is..

    - With this latest news of the badminton players being moved from Stratford area (Olympic Village) closer to Wembley PH, it makes it much more accessible to see players..Hopefully the securiy won't be as strict as it is @ the Olympic Village
    Went to Stratford area today to check out the stadium and surrounding venues and it is far (at least from Wembley)...timed the travel time from there and it took abt a good 40-45 min. by train/tube to Brent (where Fengwei & i are staying), near Wembley..And it definitely will take longer by car or bus..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    A few more to share..
    One of the CHN players, a doubles player who plays 2 different events, got hit in the eye, not sure how severe it is..
    Should be Zhao Yunlei right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    A few more to share..

    - Fengwei told me a bit more players came today and the activity level picked up. He got to work an extra overtime.
    He mentioned the CHN team came again today as well as the Korean team.
    Also, Fengwei told me, one of the CHN players, Chen Xu, who plays 2 different events, got some sort of bruised or rashed on his eye, not sure how severe it is..

    - With this latest news of the badminton players being moved from Stratford area (Olympic Village) closer to Wembley PH, it makes it much more accessible to see players..Hopefully the securiy won't be as strict as it is @ the Olympic Village
    Went to Stratford area today to check out the stadium and surrounding venues and it is far (at least from Wembley)...timed the travel time from there and it took abt a good 40-45 min. by train/tube to Brent (where Fengwei & i are staying), near Wembley..And it definitely will take longer by car or bus..
    it will be much quicker by the OLY's car/coach as they got their own Olympic routes thro' London. my guess is around 30 mins but the hotel is only 5 mins walk away.

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    when a writer starts an article saying how badminton is not like the backyard sports that most people play in the backyard, it pretty much can assume that he knows little about badminton.

    http://news.yahoo.com/cost-usa-badminton-players-olympic-dream-054300731--oly.html

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    mean, stop it already, focus on the topic and stop mentioning the backyard.

    do we see baseball articles prefaced by how the real sport of baseball is not like the throw and catch you do with your father at the park? no!

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    A few more notes:

    - Yes, Fengwei also told me, LCW came with his "gal" (supposedly), with both of them arm in arm..
    - GB & Denmark teams came today..with Jonassen & Gade sparred for a few pts to the delight of cheers from their respective GB and Denmark teammates..Fengwei also told me Gade played doubles and partnered Thomas Laybourn and sparred against Boe & Mogensen..
    - The entire JPN team came today and had a close practice..They also came on Tuesday..
    - Saina came again..
    - France team came today, with PHY and Brice Leverdez..
    - HK, Canada, Austria, Chinese TPE teams came today and practiced..
    - Indonesia team came today but no sighting of Taufik, with only Simon Santoso, the doubles players and the WS player..
    - South African, Sweden & maybe Norway teams today..
    - No sighting of the Australian team y'day or today..
    - 80 linejudges just came today..

    ..okay, we gonna go and stalk for players at the WPH tonight..
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    that is a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i wonder what they are talking about?
    LCW: Is that water cold enough for you to... errr.... you know.....
    LD: Hey, buddy, it's room temperature! I got it from Beijing, the wife packed it for me. Would I lie to you? Here, talk to Xinfang ask her yourself, ok?

    LCW: I want to know right now, mister: do you intend to let Jin win or not?
    LD: Hey hey, old friend! You know that's out of my hands; I'd do it for you if I could, but LongBow calls the shots, y'know?

    LCW: You're in my way.
    LD: I know, ol' pal. It's always been like that, hasn't it? Look, I'm sorry and all, but come on, give us a hug now, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    LCW: Is that water cold enough for you to... errr.... you know.....
    LD: Hey, buddy, it's room temperature! I got it from Beijing, the wife packed it for me. Would I lie to you? Here, talk to Xinfang ask her yourself, ok?

    LCW: I want to know right now, mister: do you intend to let Jin win or not?
    LD: Hey hey, old friend! You know that's out of my hands; I'd do it for you if I could, but LongBow calls the shots, y'know?

    LCW: You're in my way.
    LD: I know, ol' pal. It's always been like that, hasn't it? Look, I'm sorry and all, but come on, give us a hug now, eh?
    Which one is the chugger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    Hong Kong team uniform.

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    everyone looking mighty sharp.
    Why do the HK, Aussie and American team outfits look like they come from the Edwardian Era?
    These athletes would look right in place in Southampton, circa 1912 ... getting ready to board the Titanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i wonder what they are talking about?

    lcw : is that a special water you brought from China or did you buy it here?
    ld : whatchoo talkin' abt, it's Kangen water!!

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    more pics of the pink courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    Why do the HK, Aussie and American team outfits look like they come from the Edwardian Era?
    These athletes would look right in place in Southampton, circa 1912 ... getting ready to board the Titanic.
    Maybe the Olympic performance of these nations in London will match the fare of the titanic?

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