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    Anyway, din see Wang Chen???
    Maybe she will win next year in Melbourne =)

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    I don't think Hong Kong is part of the Commonwealth anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    I don't think Hong Kong is part of the Commonwealth anymore?
    Maz, are you going to watch the commonwealth games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEND.
    Maz, are you going to watch the commonwealth games?
    Yes, I will be there for the entire duration, either in the capacity of an official (I've applied for umpiring and line judging) or a spectator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    Yes, I will be there for the entire duration, either in the capacity of an official (I've applied for umpiring and line judging) or a spectator.
    Ah k. Do you know where you'll be staying? I'm thinking of going also. I applied to be an official also but most likely will end up as a spectator .

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    I have no idea where I'll be staying. I guess we should really start planning otherwise the whole of Melbourne will be booked out!

    But I'm just waiting for the first scenario to play out here:

    1) If I were an umpire, accomodation will be arranged (but not sure about lines people)
    2) Otherwise, I could just crash at a friends (they don't know it yet! )...
    3) If all else fails, just backpack my way around Melbourne...

    Here's an idea though...Is anyone keen enough to make accommodation arrangements for a whole group of BadmintonForum enthusiasts from all over the world, who will be travelling to Oz just for the Commonwealth Games???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    I have no idea where I'll be staying. I guess we should really start planning otherwise the whole of Melbourne will be booked out!

    But I'm just playing with a few scenarios here:

    1) If I were an umpire, accomodation will be arranged (but not sure about lines people)
    2) Otherwise, I could just crash at a friends...
    3) If all else fails, just backpack my way around Melbourne...

    Here's an idea though...Is anyone keen enough to make accommodation arrangements for a whole group of BadmintonForum enthusiasts from all over the world, who will be travelling to Oz just for the Commonwealth Games???
    Good idea!! Maz, now you can do that. Whatever backpacking ideas you have count me in . Cause by hook or crook I'll come uni or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    I don't think Hong Kong is part of the Commonwealth anymore?
    Hmmm... I think so....
    what makes you think like that...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    Hmmm... I think so....
    what makes you think like that...??
    didn't great britain 'hand back' hong kong to china (sometime in the late 90s)

    you can see that hong kong is not included in the 'countries' list at:
    http://www.commonwealthgames.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    didn't great britain 'hand back' hong kong to china (sometime in the late 90s)

    you can see that hong kong is not included in the 'countries' list at:
    http://www.commonwealthgames.com/
    You're correct. I checked the Commonwealth Secretariat homepage, Hong Kong is not in the member list. Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997... I thought Commonwealth members are states that are ruled by the great britain before... Maybe they don't accept a "region" as their member..??? (Hong Kong is a region not a country)

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    Maz and all

    got my tix to the badminton for next year. i have pleny of friends in Melb who i will be staying with so accomm no probs for me. still, would love to meet up with any BFers for a baddiefest in Melb.

    jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    didn't great britain 'hand back' hong kong to china (sometime in the late 90s)

    you can see that hong kong is not included in the 'countries' list at:
    http://www.commonwealthgames.com/
    No, Hong Kong was not 'handed back' to China. It was never Britain's in the first place to hand back. Britain simply occupied it under what the Chinese called 'Unequal Treaties' (when China was very weak and was kicked around by everyone) which China never recognized. It is more correct and appropriate in diplomatic speak to say that Hong Kong reverted back to China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    No, Hong Kong was not 'handed back' to China. It was never Britain's in the first place to hand back. Britain simply occupied it under what the Chinese called 'Unequal Treaties' (when China was very weak and was kicked around by everyone) which China never recognized. It is more correct and appropriate in diplomatic speak to say that Hong Kong reverted back to China.
    Aha...Thanks for the terminology...I was lost for words then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    No, Hong Kong was not 'handed back' to China. It was never Britain's in the first place to hand back. Britain simply occupied it under what the Chinese called 'Unequal Treaties' (when China was very weak and was kicked around by everyone) which China never recognized. It is more correct and appropriate in diplomatic speak to say that Hong Kong reverted back to China.

    Yes, same as Macau. But that poses an intresting question, if it reverted back to China, then why does it compete as a nation, ie Thomas, Uber and Sudirman Cups & Olympics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jump_smash
    Yes, same as Macau. But that poses an intresting question, if it reverted back to China, then why does it compete as a nation, ie Thomas, Uber and Sudirman Cups & Olympics?
    because they are registered as a "nation" under that

    Just see England, Ireland, Wales competes as different "nations" in football, rugby etc. Because they are registered differently under FIFA.

    But in Olympics, they are Great Britain.
    And their queen is still Queen Elizabeth II and PM is tony blair
    Last edited by weeyet; 06-14-2005 at 10:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz
    Yes, I will be there for the entire duration, either in the capacity of an official (I've applied for umpiring and line judging) or a spectator.
    May I know how and where to apply to volunteer for the games?? I'm interested to apply too!! Oh..the badminton event is going to be held in the Melbourne Exhibition Center right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bresis
    May I know how and where to apply to volunteer for the games?? I'm interested to apply too!! Oh..the badminton event is going to be held in the Melbourne Exhibition Center right?
    Hmmmm....I believe sports specific applications have closed (info available from http://www.badminton.org.au), but you may have a chance to register as a general volunteer on http://volunteers.melbourne2006.com.au/

    Otherwise, try to go through your state court officials representative and ask them if there are any further opportunities for line judging...I think the VIC line judge coordinator is Sandra Goodwin (or try Susan Taylor)...Info available at the 'Committees' link on http://www.badmintonvic.com.au

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