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    It is indeed sad that a rare talent like Yu Yang won't be competing anymore, a big loss to true badminton fans. Or, maybe a big win to those who want to do away with WD badminton anyway.

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    She played several some great games which still remained in my memories (a bit) with her partner. Thank you very much for your contribution. I hope she can still make badminton as a part of the next chapter of her life, after this unfortunate incident (ex:coach). While I have a lot of displeasure to her remarks, I'll just take it that she's still too emotional. Therefore I will just keep my negative comments in my mind. Well, she got too many negative comments already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy View Post
    Or, for some so call honest fans, it is ok to do anything to CHN, as long as the non-CHN benefits??? Remember, CHN, KOR and INA are the ones (and DEN and MAS) sacrifies their own players and chances, to spread the common wealth for the OG badminton event to begin with.

    Are they at fault? Yeah. But please, there's no need to dig to the bones, once the tragedy is already done. It's a sad day for the sport, because there's so much politics got involved.
    Yeah right. Anyway you are entitled to your own opinion.

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    Out goes old, in comes new....Nothing loss, no new gain.Perhaps, we will see a much more disciplined And better china team after this episode...

    China have no lack of talents, they just need to pick one from their hat....

    Cheers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vip_m View Post
    "You have heartlessly shattered our dreams," said Yu. "It's that simple, not complicated at all. But this is unforgiveable."
    Tell that to the ticket-buying public who had to endure the circus act. Good bye, I for one wouldn't miss you.

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    I say, let fair play reigns and common sense prevail. Why BWF came up with round robin format is beyond me, better follow ITF style for tennis ie. elimination rounds. Pit WR1 vs WR2.

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    Perhaps SBA should take this opportunity to convince Yu Yang to take up Singapore Citizenship and represent Singapore for the next Olympic.

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    We will probably never know, but if this is true then i am almost certain the decision didn't come from yu yang. It probably also didn't come from LYB either.
    I would bet everything that it came from the absolute top. In China, sports is 100% run and funded by the government. So this whole fiasco not only painted a horrible picture on the sport of badminton to the world but also smeared the reputation of China as a country. On top of that, it happened at a time where the whole world just so happened to be tuned in with a microscope to everything that is going.
    I live in an area where we get ZERO news on badminton and for the past 24hrs I have seen this story EVERYWHERE, print media, TV, internet news, even people in my office are talking about this.

    Although not good for the sport, I think this is the best possible route that China as a whole could have done to save what little face they could. Get as far away as possible and alienate the people involved in this fiasco, even if that means ruining the career of a still young and very gifted player. By dissolving the association between the two parties, over time it may seem that the decision ultimately came from the players themselves and not the coaches/management/higher up people, regardless if they had a hand in the decision or not.

    In the very end, I believe Yu and Wang were ultimately pawns in a giant chess match, just following orders. It's honestly very sad to see because she probably would have walked away with the gold medal regardless if she threw the match and still be competitive in 2016. Very unfortunate to see one of the BEST females players career end in such a stupid fashion which could very easily have been avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy View Post
    Of course, you and many others will say that. Just as many of us can say, politics definitely get involved. Whether you intentional or unintentional believe OG is still purely sports only, then I can only say either me or yourself does not reside on this planet too often...
    LazyBuddy, many folks won't ever realize it... though spare yourself all the burdens to explain the intricate matters btw ever heard ZeroHedge try it if not yet


    "The notion that journalism can regularly produce a product that violates the fundamental interests of media owners and advertisers…is absurd." -- Robert McChesney, journalist and author




    Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession [it's worth noting that Swinton was called "The Dean of His Profession" by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:


    "There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.


    If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy View Post
    I am very honored to be the very few who still have a bit common sense.

    If there's no politics, why even bother with "limited entries per country, to share the common wealth in global". No, I am not talking about badminton, I am talking about all events.

    If I remembered correctly, OG spirit is to get the best of the best to compete, but not to invite as many nations as possible. The Greeks played the games thousands of years ago, to award the best atheltes, but not use it as a political welfare for the media coverage or "smooth some losers' feeling".
    it too reach out to greater number of spectators... if Olympic don't limit number of participants per country, it will end up like exclusive club VETO club in UN.. that's common sense, doesnt need to make things look more complicated than it should be...

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    You can do tons of wonders and one bad thing, Miss Yu Yang .....

    People will only remember the one bad thing. Which is always why keeping your reputation intact is crucial.

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    I'm not a fan of Yu Yang... far from it. Still it is pretty sad for an athlete to end their career like this.

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    "... Li Yongbo, chief coach of the Chinese badminton team, said the poor behaviour of his players reflected the shortcomings of the new regulations in the sport. "I feel that no matter whether it is the rules or something else, that's no excuse," said Li.

    "The key point is we did not behave professionally as athletes and did not treat each match seriously.

    "We didn't strive with all our might in the Olympic way. From that point of view we really didn't grasp this point thoroughly ... as chief coach I really feel I must say sorry to fans and viewers nationwide," Li told Xinhua...."

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    Come to the States! Bring a partner or two. We can definitely use a player like Yu Yang. Finally have a chance to metal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    "... Li Yongbo, chief coach of the Chinese badminton team, said the poor behaviour of his players reflected the shortcomings of the new regulations in the sport. "I feel that no matter whether it is the rules or something else, that's no excuse," said Li.

    "The key point is we did not behave professionally as athletes and did not treat each match seriously.

    "We didn't strive with all our might in the Olympic way. From that point of view we really didn't grasp this point thoroughly ... as chief coach I really feel I must say sorry to fans and viewers nationwide," Li told Xinhua...."
    The irony would blow up the whole universe...

    I think what LYB means: you need to act better!

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    plz dont waste your tallent... move out from china... im sure every countries will be happy to accept you... and you wont have to listen to li yong bo anymore....

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    She is forced to take the rap.

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