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    Question Badminton axed from 2012 Olympics

    I strongly disagree with this, just wanna know other peoples thoughts,

    the reason the olympic committe dropped it is because they say badminton is only known in very few countrys,

    also the drop will be replaced with chess possibly? WTF!!!!!!!!

    rubbish, thats my thougts. the head of the olympic sports committe should be fired lol, not litrally

    feel free to comment

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    you do realise it was an april fool's joke, right?

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    haha, thats brilliant, that april fools got me pretty bad at first too. I guess if you just read the article and not the thread you dont stand such a good chance as spotting it as a spoof cos you cant read others peoples alarming posts.

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    so this thread will be no longer available..
    removed!
    haha

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    oh my goodness, you didnt bother to do a search before coming to a conclusion?

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    Well, we are still in April, aren't we?

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    No it's true.
    Badminton will be dropped after 2008 OG, because it's so boring.
    After all, people used to play it with a cocktail glass in their other hand

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    Haha, that's preposterous. Badminton was no less developed in England and they host one of the largest tournaments. But indeed, many people were not so fond of the idea that the Games should be held in London. So, contrary to the idiotic comments of YouTubers that "China sucks" and whatnot, I would have to believe that the person who tried to snatch at the Olympic torch might have been dissatisfied with the notion of the Olympics coming to London, and wanted to eliminate that "Olympic feeling" by attacking the torch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchan1986 View Post
    I strongly disagree with this, just wanna know other peoples thoughts,

    the reason the olympic committe dropped it is because they say badminton is only known in very few countrys,

    also the drop will be replaced with chess possibly? WTF!!!!!!!!

    rubbish, thats my thougts. the head of the olympic sports committe should be fired lol, not litrally

    feel free to comment
    Always read between the lines. The original draft was superbly written by an "oldhand". Lovely piece of fiction.

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    haha its still fooling people :P poor bchan1986 he must feel silly xD

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    Before opening this thread i was "damn i hope thats a late april fools!".
    Aslong as they keep badminton and don't put ultimate-frisbee in the olympics im happy.

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    Hey what's wrong with UF? It's more of a sport then golf, archery or darts.

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    Nothings wrong with it(as far as i know), though i do think it would be more intersting if you combined it with Archery....

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    Exclamation Badminton, as an Olympic sport, is not really free from danger of being dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    you do realise it was an april fool's joke, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Well, we are still in April, aren't we?
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    Greetings,

    I do not wish to spoil Oldhand's April Fool's Day joke (which was effective ) but it wasn't a joke back in July 2005 when the International Olympic Committee met to decide which sports were to be dropped or to be included. Baseball and Softball were dropped from the schedule of the 2012 Olympic Games in London as they failed to receive a majority required to stay on the program. It was revealed that badminton was just in the brink of elimination in that vote.

    Badminton did not do well at the Athens Olympics 2004. We were just lucky that Badminton is a popular sport in the UK.

    I did mention about this scare in a thread about 2 years ago that Badminton, as an Olympic sport, is not really free from danger from being dropped.

    We really need to promote and support Badminton. Please give me some time to find that article again for you.

    Cheers... chris@ccc

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    OldHand might get into trouble.. hehehe

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    Well... At first it's hard to believe the news, especially when the news was showing up at NBC Sports website, covering the olympics, http://universalsports.nbcsports.com...570?sport_id=2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hall0 View Post
    Well... At first it's hard to believe the news, especially when the news was showing up at NBC Sports website, covering the olympics, http://universalsports.nbcsports.com...570?sport_id=2

    They are using bots to harvest related news.
    And, of course, bots can be easily fooled

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