May 12, 2008

Thomas Cup & Uber Cup 2008 Competitions


Yesterday was the first day of the Thomas Cup & Uber Cup 2008 Competitions. This year, it is held here in Jakarta from 11 May - 18 May.

Don't know what I'm talking about? They are badminton championships. Don't know what badminton is? I guess it's forgivable since badminton is not a very popular sport.

Just follow the links (thanks to Wikipedia) to get more info...

But if you're an Indonesian and you don't know what badminton is...well...

I guess the best way to describe it is : badminton to Indonesians is like football to the Brits or American football to Americans.
Badminton used to be a very popular sport in Indonesia. This may be due to the fact that we have won the Thomas Cup for 13 times and the Uber cup 3 times. I think now it is less regarded.

I remember when I was little, how exciting it was during the competition period: people would watch the games together in front of the tv, cheering on the national team. It was as if the whole nation didn't have anything else to do....and maybe it was so, since in those days there weren't many tv channels to choose from ;)...

Well, let's see what happens this year... Will we be able to gain the trophy back?

2 comments:

Soleh said...

I hope Indonesian team, will meet Malaysian team in Thomas Cup this time. Go go Malaysian & Indonesian Teams
--Thomas Cup Poem--

Fitri said...

turns out that both indonesia & malaysia didn't succeed in getting into the Thomas finals :(

i guess we have to try harder next time...

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