Monday, April 29, 2013

Olympics Badminton-Tears of the Defeated

The video shows how badly China athletes
want to win an Olympics gold medal and their
reactions after losing.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unsporting behaviour,poor conduct and delaying tactics in badminton

Here we see the Ronald McDonald of Badminton, Boezo,a Danish player
famous for gamesmanship and delaying tactics especially on the serve
getting a taste of his own medicine .
What a rotten role model for badminton from a world number 1.Imagine
the impact on badminton if everyone adopts such tactics.
There is so much hue and cry over the 2012 Olympics Ladies Doubles
fiasco where some players played to lose in order to get better placings,
like other sports.
To this day the affected players are labelled as cheats etc.when all these
practices are only too prevalent in other sports like Football,Cycling,F1 etc.
Cheats? My foot, did they use drugs? Are they involved with bookies?
Strangely enough Ronald McDonald is seldom cursed or jeered for all his
cheating antics and never even received a yellow card.
Whats more he even has the cheek to intimidate service judges and
threaten to have them removed.Once,when an umpire asked him to get on
with the game,he answered "Why are you in a hurry?".
This is the epitome of bad manners in badminton and badminton's Ronald
McDonald might go down as history as badminton's Neanderthal.
It doesn't take a genius to know that it is all part of an act to intimidate and
annoy opponents, not as if it is coming from teenagers,for example from
Taufik or even Lindan when they were brats .Taken too far and repeated
when most opponents already know how to ignore it, it is also repulsive
to the spectators.One day it may just end up as the first punch up in
badminton if not kept under control.Not as if there weren't near flare ups
in the past from players like Sven Pri or Icuk Sugiarto.
 Strange this world of badminton,different standards for different people,
it never ceases to amaze me to this day. Ever stopped to wonder why?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lin Dan and Xie Xin Fang donate to Sichuan eartquake victims

Donors (units)Amount (RMB)Project
Guangzhou Hengda Group20000000Volleyball, football
Wanda Group10000000Football
Lin Dan, Xie2200000Badminton
Wuhan Zall1000000Football
Junxia couple1000000Track and field
Chinese table tennis team340,000Table tennis
Chinese diving teamEdinburgh race bonusDiving
Tian Liang and his wife200,000Diving
Henan Jianye120,000Football
Pan Xiaoting50000Billiards

Lin Dan and wife contribute 2,2 million yuan to help the victims of the Szechuan
earthquake.Now that is giving back to society .

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lin Dan enjoying his badminton in his sunset years

Maybe some grumpy, ranting, vicious,irrational, bitchy grandma,

rival fans living on and around the Equator may want to charge

him with match fixing or unsporting behaviour?

For me, who cares ?

His continuance in the China team is depriving youngsters from

moving up, his current role is merely to help the youngsters move up.

That is the spirit of a true unselfish champion who thinks of others

and pays back to the society which nurtured him.

Jia You !

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Axiata Cup Semi Finals

13th April 2013

Thailand whitewashed Indonesia 3-0 all in

straight games to meet Malaysia in the finals

on Sunday in the badminton Axiata Cup event.

Wonder who is to blame after Li Mao has long left.

Meanwhile Thailand remains as consistent as ever.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bird Flu and Shuttlecocks

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Erland Kops on Chinese badminton players of the 60s

To answer Kop's question,in 1966 China went through the

Cultural Revolution and sports and contact with the outside

world was suspended until 1973.

The style of the players in the Tang Xian Hu and Hou Jia Chang

era was based on speed and fitness , matched only by modern

Indonesian players like Hartono and later Liem Swie King.

fast forward 7 years