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    Default Badminton diplomacy - US to send a team to Iran

    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

    It would be a wonderful thing if badminton is the spark for renewed international relations between US and Iran.

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    Default ^^Thanks for the link..^^

    ..aahh, looks like Pres. BO's administration is really broadening the interest of badminton in the U.S. There was another minor news that the U.S. govt. would sponsor the MD pair of Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach (yes, they are back together as a pair and will be competing this yr), should they reach at least the top 20 MD ranking in the world.

    On that note, looking fw to the Iranian National players visiting the U.S., come July, for the U.S. Open.
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    From gunboat diplomacy to badminton diplomacy, we have come a long way

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    Wow political badminton, nobody like the US to do such a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacketlonCanada View Post
    Wow political badminton, nobody like the US to do such a thing
    remember ping pong diplomacy back in the 1970's

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    Good stuff. Hope something good will come out of this.

    BWF should hop on the bandwagon at once and start to promote world peace with badminton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedShuttle View Post
    Good stuff. Hope something good will come out of this.

    BWF should hop on the bandwagon at once and start to promote world peace with badminton.
    Im in.Peace No War!

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    Quote Originally Posted by koo_fan View Post
    Im in.Peace No War!
    Wonder why Women's team ?

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    Masculinity could be violate?

    Meh. i hope for the best. I also wonder if Tony Gunawun and Howard Bach can make it to the top 20? this would be an awesome day.

    BO? i think we should stick to Obama....

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    Default Hmm..

    Quote Originally Posted by RacketlonCanada View Post
    Wow political badminton, nobody like the US to do such a thing
    Quote Originally Posted by smash_master View Post
    remember ping pong diplomacy back in the 1970's
    ..they've been doing this sort of stuff before (in 2007 with the Wrestling team).
    Quote Originally Posted by jymbalaya View Post
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    BO? i think we should stick to Obama....
    ..YES jymbalaya CAN, TOO!!..
    Obama, Barry Obama, BO, No Shock Barack, No Drama Obama, Obama-rama, Mr. Yes We Can....sure, why not..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..they've been doing this sort of stuff before (in 2007 with the Wrestling team).

    ..YES jymbalaya CAN, TOO!!..
    Obama, Barry Obama, BO, No Shock Barack, No Drama Obama, Obama-rama, Mr. Yes We Can....sure, why not..
    in canada, we say ' Can Do' ! (aka Candu http://www.canducanada.ca/)

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    Default ^^I wonder though..^^

    ..if the U.S. ladies will need to wear burqas, long skirts/abayas or veils to cover their bodies, while they play..I remember in one of the World Championships tourneys, there were some women players who wore those...

    *cooler, in Malaya/Indonesian language, the word "Candu" means an "addict" or "opium"..
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    Default Oh, here..

    ..burqas being worn during the 2006 WC..From the Iranian team..

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=36290


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    the US team will not be playing in Iran. Looks like Iran did not have time to process the visas.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29010526/

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    Quote Originally Posted by evylgrynn View Post
    the US team will not be playing in Iran. Looks like Iran did not have time to process the visas.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29010526/
    Yepp..

    http://arabia.ndtv.com:80/Story.aspx...WEN20090082589

    One can wonder why US was so late with applying for visas?!? Why do it from dubai and not from US ??

    I think US has rather strict policies for VISA control etc (after 9/11), so not being in time when applying for other countries visa seems a bit ignorant, from an outside perspective...

    Kind of a setback for "badminton-diplomacy"

    /Twobeer

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobeer View Post
    Yepp..

    http://arabia.ndtv.com:80/Story.aspx...WEN20090082589

    One can wonder why US was so late with applying for visas?!? Why do it from dubai and not from US ??

    I think US has rather strict policies for VISA control etc (after 9/11), so not being in time when applying for other countries visa seems a bit ignorant, from an outside perspective...

    Kind of a setback for "badminton-diplomacy"

    /Twobeer
    Well..this info that I got....
    US Badminton got invitation from Iran Badminton in a short period of time..about a month US applied the visa and Iran Badminton did everything they could...I had been told that they needed pick up visa in Dubai ( I did not know how it works)...so it was not about being in time....

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