2018 Commonwealth Games

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  1. Loh

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    Logo of 2018 Commonwealth Games
    From Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Commonwealth_Games

    Host city Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Motto Share the Dream
    Nations participating 71 Commonwealth Teams
    Events 275 in 19 sports
    Opening ceremony 4 April
    Closing ceremony 15 April
    Main venue Carrara Stadium
    Website GC2018.com

    The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018. The winning bid was announced in Basseterre, Saint Kitts on 11 November 2011. It will be the fifth time Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games.

    Badminton at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton_at_the_2018_Commonwealth_Games

    Badminton events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia are scheduled to take place between Thursday 5 April and Sunday 15 April at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.[1]

    Badminton is one of ten core sports at the Commonwealth Games and has been continuously held at the Games since its first appearance at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The badminton programme in 2018 included men's and women's singles competitions; men's, women's and mixed doubles competitions alongside a mixed team event throughout the 11 days of competition.[2] The draw for the mixed team event was held on 6 February at The Star Gold
     
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    The GC2018 Badminton mixed team draw

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    Nations were seeded based on their world rankings. As the top nation, India were allocated the top spot in Group A, with tough competition in Scotland, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Malaysia were allocated top spot in Group D as the number two seed. Remaining nations were then drawn based on their world rankings.

    Games full schedule (including Badminton)
    https://www.theroar.com.au/commonwealth-games/commonwealth-games-schedule/


    2018 Commonwealth Games Badminton schedule
    https://www.gc2018.com/sites/default/files/2018-03/Badminton Schedule-v3.pdf

    Day 1 – Thursday April 5 (Team Preliminaries)
    Badminton 9am – 12:30pm Men’s and Women’s team Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2


    Day 5 – Monday April 9 (Team events Finals)
    Badminton 5:30pm – 9:30pm Men’s and Women’s Team Gold Medal match Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2


    Day 6 – Tuesday April 10 (Individual events Preliminaries)
    Badminton 9am – 3pm Men’s and Women’s singles, Men’s, Women’s, Mixed doubles Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2


    Day 11 – Sunday April 15 (Individual finals)
    Badminton 9am – 2pm Men’s, women’s singles, doubles, mixed doubles gold medal match Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2
     
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    there's is a miscellaneous thread created by Justin L for these tournaments.
     
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    LCW no need to play lah.
     
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    Commonwealth Games, again already? It has snuck up, quietly.

    I haven’t noted any hype in Canadian news. In the old days, our media used to loudly proclaim upcoming CG’s because it was the only international games in which we had a chance to win gold in something.
    (Plus we actually cared about the Queen, back then). :rolleyes:

    Good luck with the Games, Australia.:)
     
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    Your sarcasm is noted. LOL.
     
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    Our news channels replicate now :p Since, the watershed at New Delhi where the bested England.
    Glasgow was a horrible outing, GC2018 is expected to be way better.
    Esp as far as badminton is concerned. PVS "missing" two Outta two against LM was a rather hard to digest bummer for the former and her fans.
     
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    LCW announced sometime back the CG Gold is his target. He's expected to bring it home unless the IND players are up to denying him.

    Is Srikanth taking part ? How about Praneeth, Prannoy, Verma and Varma , all of whom are no easy meat for the living legend ?

    Rajiv Ouseph of UK has an outside chance. The rest are cannon fodder.
     
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    Almost 12 years ago at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006.

    Together with some other BC members, we met at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We even had time to socialize and played some badminton together, as we did in Jakarta for the Thomas and Uber Cup 2008 competitions, where our BC member Rudy was instrumental in arranging VIP treatment for us.

    Then, up-and-coming India was not as strong as she is today and Malaysia was the team to beat. In the total medal count, Singapore was slightly better than India with a silver and a bronze against India's two bronze medals. However India was delirious in winning the team bronze by overcoming New Zealand. And all eyes were on the very young and talented Saina Nehwal who made a great impression as a singles player.

    Some pictures from the Melbourne Games are attached below:
     

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    In the Individual events, Malaysia's LCW was the MS champion, while his future wife Wong Mew Choo was runner-up in WS.

    Final Results

    Category Winners Runners-up Score


    Men's singles [​IMG] Lee Chong Wei beat Wong Choong Hann 21–13, 21–12


    Women's singles [​IMG] Tracey Hallam beat Wong Mew Choo 21–12, 21-15


    Men's doubles [​IMG] Koo Kien Keat & Chan Chong Ming beat Choong Tan Fook & Wong Choong Hann 21-13, 21-14


    Women's doubles Chin Eei Hui, Wong Pei Tty [​IMG] Jiang Yanmei, Li Yujia 21-17, 21–19


    Mixed doubles Nathan Robertson & Gail Emms [​IMG] Dan Shirley & Sara Petersen 21-17, 21-10


    Mixed team Malaysia beat England 3-1
     
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    During the Melbourne Games, India made a good impression as she took the team bronze and Chetan took the MS bronze behind Malaysians Wong Choong Hann and Lee Chong Wei, the eventual champion.
     

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    Reliving the past, 2006, 12 years ago ?
     
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    Pleasant memories on badminton, especially with like-minded BC friends must not be forgotten especially when the Games have returned to Australia. :)
     
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    Any news on how seriously MAS is taking this, aka is Lee Chong Wei going (at least for the team events, like in the SEA games)?

    Otherwise ENG will probably get something to thumb their nose at their Olympic Council...
     
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    I hope LCW will grace the occasion and test himself against the strong Indian contingent. It will be great to see him up on the podium again with the champion trophy after almost 12 years since his victory in Melbourne.

    But Malaysia may want to expose their young players in preparation for the Thomas and Uber Cups to be held about a month later in Bangkok, Thailand.
     
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    Singapore media will support the Games with regular reporting and many hours of live telecasts. :D
     
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    LCW will probably not be contending the MS title, if that's what you mean -- he has not played MS in the Commonwealth and SEA games for years, cos it's just not fair to the rookies...
     

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