3. Have all players replay the matches but with one change in the rules. Each point that a team loses, one player must remove one article of clothing (excluding shoes because that would just get too nasty). If you win one point, you get to replace that article. I guarantee you that the play will become very competitive. Worldwide viewers would increase to record levels. Sponsorship money will flow.
What sponsors do you have in mind ? In this poor choice of shots it looks like a wanted poster for mental ward escapees . And this is the pic the biggest newspaper here is using for the article ...
Hi everybody,you all posted some great ideas. It's so unfortunate it has to come down to disqualifications. This is my suggestion for future Olympic draws.
I think the group format is still an excellent idea and should be kept the way it is. Except once all the 8 advancing pairs are known, they should redo the draw in the elimination round according the current world rankings of the players. Remember, the group plays was really designed to prevent a shocking upset. So that means if the two Chinese pairs had finished second in each of their group, the elimination draw would STILLl put them as #1 and #2 seeds. Does anybody follow? I can draw a diagram if needed LOL
Dude, if you are talking about the CHN-KOR match, think carefully what you are asking for, you may regret it. Agree the KOR cutie may look great with less on or none on But the CHN pair, err...some kids may have recurring nightmare for the rest of their life
I lol'ed so hard!!
well that would be a scar for their whole life
maybe they will be afraid to have a relationship with women with short hair
well for me, disqualification is the only way, this is the only BWF and IOC can save their face
Notwithstanding this controversy, I also like the group stage for its benefits: more matches overall + lesser-ranked players to stay longer in the Olympics (rather than just lose two tame games and go home).
But we must eliminate the possible incentive for match-throwing. That is what we did for Thomas/Uber. I'm sure we can find a way for the Olympics.
However, I think BWF is shaken by this and will take the safe route in doing away with group stage altogether.