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Even Olympic Badminton Has Sandbaggers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pdq, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. pdq

    pdq Member

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    As reported by CNN:


    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/01/8-badminton-players-thrown-out-of-olympics-for-trying-to-lose/?hpt=hp_t1

    The only difference I can see is that they were banned from competing.

    Pete
     
  2. Hammer1

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    Badminton sandbaggers are the worst kind.

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  3. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    18 - 20 yarders from the net??
     
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    But they did something about it and didn't care if they hurt their feeling. GOOD FOR THEM. Now if they can get in to the ATA we can do something.
     
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    Hell, people have been cheating at sports since there have been such things as "sports" and they'll keep right on doing it until scores no longer matter.

    Keller
     
  6. curt025

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    Was this a tournament that had penalty (and was it printed in the program)? LOL

    If so, then it's the 25 yard line for them.

    Does a shuttlecock go that far when hit with the racquet? Lots of wind influence on a 5 gram shuttlecock from 25 yds. Perhaps some "heavy" load racquets. LOL



    Curt
     
  7. GW22

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    I feel sorry for Badminton champions. Imagine them at a party:

    PERSON 1: Hi, I'd like you to meet MIKE, he won a Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

    PERSON 2: Really?! In what sport?

    MIKE: Badminton.

    PERSON 2: Oh. Super. Any idea where the booze is?

    -Gary
     
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    Well okay then...............I just flew in from Vegas............... Boy are my arms tired.
     
  9. goony

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    I can't believe it's an Olympic event, what's next Lawn Jarts/Darts.
     
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