Olympics $

28 08 2008

Olympic is a making-money event.. this is for sure..

With Singapore giving out S$1million cash prize for an individual golds, I also like the way Malaysia rewards theirs…  Conferred the title of Datuk and having monthly lifetime pension…

Nice …

Olympics $

When it comes to rewarding its athletes, Singapore’s $1m cash prize for an individual gold tops the table

By Wang Meng Meng  

It is the ka-ching Olympics.

At the top of the table, where financial rewards are concerned, is Singapore.

To end its 48-year Olympic medal drought, the Republic dangled huge carrots to its athletes, including a $1 million cash prize for an individual gold.

When paddlers Feng Tianwei, Wang Yuegu and Li Jiawei smashed their way to the team silver, the trio were handsomely rewarded with $750,000.

The money is expected to be shared with coaches and a portion given to the Singapore Table Tennis Association.

The reward easily eclipses the $463,000 offered by the Philippines or the $128,000 the Malaysian government showered on shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who took home a silver.

Victorious Greeks will not only have 190,000 euros ($397,000) waiting for them in the bank, there is also the promise of a civil service job and big, fat endorsement contracts.

To be sure, there is a correlation between the size of the monetary perks and a country’s history of sporting excellence.

Singapore has not tasted Olympic glory since weightlifter Tan Howe Liang hoisted his way to a silver in Rome back in 1960.

Malaysia has waited since 1996 for another medal before Lee grabbed the silver in the men’s badminton singles competition.

Such is the country’s elation that the 26-year-old will be conferred the title of Datuk by the Penang government. He will also enjoy a RM3,000 (S$1,267) monthly lifetime pension.

Unfortunately for the Philippines, the whopping incentives offered failed to end its 12-year hoodoo.

At the other end of the spectrum is the United States.

A gold is worth US$25,995 (S$36,700) to Uncle Sam. That means swimmer Michael Phelps, with eight golds dangling from his neck, will cash in US$207,960.

Other powerhouses offering less attractive packages are Australia and Germany (both 12,500 euros or S$26,100).

Bucking the trend is China, which is going all out to topple the US in the medals chart. It hands out 150,000 euros for a gold.

Automobiles are another form of reward.

Take Lithuania and Thailand, for example.

The former Soviet republic has put a 64,500 euros bounty on a golden gong and will throw in a BMW as a sweetener.

When weightlifter Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon had her way in the 53kg women’s class, she was guaranteed 16 million baht (S$664,000) in cash and a Toyota pick-up truck.

meng@sph.com.sg

Source:StraitsTime

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China, the number 1

24 08 2008

Impressive performances by all the sportsmen and sportswomen from all over the world, especially China – total of 51 Gold medals, 21 Silver medals and 28 Bronze medals.. – China ranks no. 1 if you are looking at the Gold medals only!!  A very impressive high number of Gold (Record!!) taken by any countries in past Olympic years… For highest total number of medals obtained, USA ranks 1st with a total of 110 medals (36 Gold, 38 Silver and 36 Bronze).

In this Beijing Olympic 2008, we witnessed more than 40 new World Records are set and more than 120 new Olympic Records are made here this year… Impressive indeed!! Michael Phelps, the Olympic 2008 hero, has mesmerized the world with his fantastic swimming performances with 8 Gold Medal (in 400m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Butterfly, 4x100m Freestyle Relay, 4x200m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay), and 7 records!! *Double WOW*

Singapore is still with one Silver medal in the Women’s Table Tennis Team…. nevertheless we still have a placing in the Overall Medal/Ranking Standing … Rank 69/71!! =)

Ok! Though I feel that these 3 weeks have passed-by fast, and I am still longing for more Olympics games-watching… Ohh well… all good things still have to come to an end, right?? With Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic 2008 (Oh I saw Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Emil Chau, Karen Mok, Joey, Sun Nan performing at the last segment) is over, bye bye Beijing Olympic 2008, next stop is London Olympic 2012!! Cya!! =0)

Rank NOC Name Men Women Open/Mixed Total Rank by Total
G S B T G S B T G S B T G S B T
1 ChinaCHN – China 24 10 8 42 27 11 19 57     1 1 51 21 28 100 2
2 United StatesUSA – United States 20 13 20 53 15 23 15 53 1 2 1 4 36 38 36 110 1
3 Russian Fed.RUS – Russian Fed. 12 8 20 40 11 13 8 32         23 21 28 72 3
4 Great BritainGBR – Great Britain 11 8 7 26 7 5 6 18 1   2 3 19 13 15 47 4
5 GermanyGER – Germany 7 7 6 20 6 2 7 15 3 1 2 6 16 10 15 41 6
6 AustraliaAUS – Australia 6 6 9 21 8 7 8 23   2   2 14 15 17 46 5
7 KoreaKOR – Korea 8 6 4 18 4 4 4 12 1     1 13 10 8 31 8
8 JapanJPN – Japan 4 4 5 13 5 2 5 12         9 6 10 25 11
9 ItalyITA – Italy 4 7 6 17 4 3 4 11         8 10 10 28 9
10 FranceFRA – France 6 14 12 32 1 2 4 7     1 1 7 16 17 40 7
11 UkraineUKR – Ukraine 4 3 8 15 3 2 7 12         7 5 15 27 10
12 NetherlandsNED – Netherlands 1   2 3 5 4 2 11 1 1   2 7 5 4 16 16
13 JamaicaJAM – Jamaica 3     3 3 3 2 8         6 3 2 11 20
14 SpainESP – Spain 4 6 2 12   3 1 4 1 1   2 5 10 3 18 =14
15 KenyaKEN – Kenya 3 2 4 9 2 3   5         5 5 4 14 18
16 BelarusBLR – Belarus 3 3 5 11 1 2 5 8         4 5 10 19 13
17 RomaniaROU – Romania     1 1 4 1 2 7         4 1 3 8 =25
18 EthiopiaETH – Ethiopia 2 1 1 4 2   1 3         4 1 2 7 =27
19 CanadaCAN – Canada 1 5 3 9 1 3 3 7 1 1   2 3 9 6 18 =14
20 PolandPOL – Poland 3 4   7   2 1 3         3 6 1 10 =21
21 HungaryHUN – Hungary 2 4 1 7 1 1 1 3         3 5 2 10 =21
21 NorwayNOR – Norway 2 3   5 1 2 1 4     1 1 3 5 2 10 =21
23 BrazilBRA – Brazil 1 3 5 9 2 1 3 6         3 4 8 15 17
24 Czech RepublicCZE – Czech Republic 1 2   3 2 1   3         3 3   6 =30
25 SlovakiaSVK – Slovakia 2 1 1 4 1 1   2         3 2 1 6 =30
26 New ZealandNZL – New Zealand 1 1 5 7 2     2         3 1 5 9 24
27 GeorgiaGEO – Georgia 3   2 5     1 1         3   3 6 =30
28 CubaCUB – Cuba 2 5 8 15   6 3 9         2 11 11 24 12
29 KazakhstanKAZ – Kazakhstan 2 2 5 9   2 2 4         2 4 7 13 19
30 DenmarkDEN – Denmark 1 2 1 4     1 1 1   1 2 2 2 3 7 =27
31 MongoliaMGL – Mongolia 2 1   3   1   1         2 2   4 =44
31 ThailandTHA – Thailand 1 1   2 1 1   2         2 2   4 =44
33 DPR KoreaPRK – DPR Korea     1 1 2 1 2 5         2 1 3 6 =30
34 ArgentinaARG – Argentina 2   1 3     2 2     1 1 2   4 6 =30
34 SwitzerlandSUI – Switzerland 2   3 5     1 1         2   4 6 =30
36 MexicoMEX – Mexico 1     1 1   1 2         2   1 3 =51
37 TurkeyTUR – Turkey 1   3 4   4   4         1 4 3 8 =25
38 ZimbabweZIM – Zimbabwe         1 3   4         1 3   4 =44
39 AzerbaijanAZE – Azerbaijan 1 2 3 6     1 1         1 2 4 7 =27
40 UzbekistanUZB – Uzbekistan 1 2 2 5     1 1         1 2 3 6 =30
41 SloveniaSLO – Slovenia 1 1 1 3   1 1 2         1 2 2 5 =38
42 BulgariaBUL – Bulgaria     3 3 1 1   2         1 1 3 5 =38
42 IndonesiaINA – Indonesia 1   2 3     1 1   1   1 1 1 3 5 =38
44 FinlandFIN – Finland     2 2 1 1   2         1 1 2 4 =44
45 LatviaLAT – Latvia 1 1 1 3                 1 1 1 3 =51
46 BelgiumBEL – Belgium         1 1   2         1 1   2 =57
46 Dominican Rep.DOM – Dominican Rep. 1 1   2                 1 1   2 =57
46 EstoniaEST – Estonia 1 1   2                 1 1   2 =57
46 PortugalPOR – Portugal 1     1   1   1         1 1   2 =57
50 IndiaIND – India 1   2 3                 1   2 3 =51
51 IranIRI – Iran 1   1 2                 1   1 2 =57
52 BahrainBRN – Bahrain 1     1                 1     1 =69
52 CameroonCMR – Cameroon         1     1         1     1 =69
52 PanamaPAN – Panama 1     1                 1     1 =69
52 TunisiaTUN – Tunisia 1     1                 1     1 =69
56 SwedenSWE – Sweden   2 1 3   1   1   1   1   4 1 5 =38
57 CroatiaCRO – Croatia   1   1   1 3 4           2 3 5 =38
57 LithuaniaLTU – Lithuania   1 3 4   1   1           2 3 5 =38
59 GreeceGRE – Greece   2   2     2 2           2 2 4 =44
60 Trinidad/TobagoTRI – Trinidad/Tobago   2   2                   2   2 =57
61 NigeriaNGR – Nigeria   1 1 2     2 2           1 3 4 =44
62 AustriaAUT – Austria   1   1     2 2           1 2 3 =51
62 IrelandIRL – Ireland   1 2 3                   1 2 3 =51
62 SerbiaSRB – Serbia   1 2 3                   1 2 3 =51
65 AlgeriaALG – Algeria   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
65 BahamasBAH – Bahamas   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
65 ColombiaCOL – Colombia   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
65 KyrgyzstanKGZ – Kyrgyzstan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
65 MoroccoMAR – Morocco   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
65 TajikistanTJK – Tajikistan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
71 ChileCHI – Chile   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 EcuadorECU – Ecuador   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 IcelandISL – Iceland   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 MalaysiaMAS – Malaysia   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 South AfricaRSA – South Africa   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 SingaporeSIN – Singapore           1   1           1   1 =69
71 SudanSUD – Sudan   1   1                   1   1 =69
71 VietnamVIE – Vietnam   1   1                   1   1 =69
79 ArmeniaARM – Armenia     6 6                     6 6 =30
80 Chinese TaipeiTPE – Chinese Taipei     2 2     2 2             4 4 =44
81 AfghanistanAFG – Afghanistan     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 EgyptEGY – Egypt     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 IsraelISR – Israel     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 Rep. of MoldovaMDA – Rep. of Moldova     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 MauritiusMRI – Mauritius     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 TogoTOG – Togo     1 1                     1 1 =69
81 VenezuelaVEN – Venezuela             1 1             1 1 =69
Total: 165 165 202 532 127 128 141 396 10 10 10 30 302 303 353 958

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Olympic Ranking

18 08 2008

Thanx to Singapore’s Table Tennis Women’s Team for winning the Silver medal in the Beijing Olympic 2008 that makes Singapore into the ranking of the Olympic Medal Standing!! After 48 years!! yeah!! We are now (at this moment) rank 51 with one Silver medal!! =)

Never underestimate WOMEN’s power!! That is how China is winning the USA in the GOLD medals currently. At this moment, China has 35 gold medals under her belt while USA has 19. Out of 35 gold medals, 21 are from the Women!! *WooHooo*

Check out the Overall Medal Standing here

Rank NOC Name Men Women Open/Mixed Total Rank by Total
G S B T G S B T G S B T G S B T
1 ChinaCHN – China 14 6 3 23 21 7 9 37     1 1 35 13 13 61 2
2 United StatesUSA – United States 12 5 12 29 7 14 13 34   2   2 19 21 25 65 1
3 Great BritainGBR – Great Britain 5 3 4 12 5 3 2 10 1   2 3 11 6 8 25 =5
4 GermanyGER – Germany 3 4 2 9 3 2 4 9 3     3 9 6 6 21 8
5 AustraliaAUS – Australia 2 5 7 14 6 4 4 14   1   1 8 10 11 29 4
6 KoreaKOR – Korea 5 5 2 12 2 4 3 9 1     1 8 9 5 22 7
7 JapanJPN – Japan 4 3 3 10 4 2 4 10         8 5 7 20 9
8 Russian Fed.RUS – Russian Fed. 4 3 9 16 3 9 3 15         7 12 12 31 3
9 ItalyITA – Italy 2 5 3 10 4 1 3 8         6 6 6 18 10
10 UkraineUKR – Ukraine 3 1 3 7 2 2 3 7         5 3 6 14 11
11 FranceFRA – France 4 8 9 21   1 2 3     1 1 4 9 12 25 =5
12 RomaniaROU – Romania     1 1 4 1 2 7         4 1 3 8 =14
13 SpainESP – Spain 3 1 1 5   1   1         3 2 1 6 =18
14 SlovakiaSVK – Slovakia 2     2 1 1   2         3 1   4 =29
15 NetherlandsNED – Netherlands     2 2 2 3 2 7   1   1 2 4 4 10 =12
16 PolandPOL – Poland 2 3   5     1 1         2 3 1 6 =18
17 Czech RepublicCZE – Czech Republic 1 2   3 1 1   2         2 3   5 =21
18 JamaicaJAM – Jamaica 1     1 1 2   3         2 2   4 =29
19 CanadaCAN – Canada 1 1 2 4 1   2 3         2 1 4 7 17
20 DPR KoreaPRK – DPR Korea     1 1 2 1 2 5         2 1 3 6 =18
21 New ZealandNZL – New Zealand   1 2 3 2     2         2 1 2 5 =21
22 EthiopiaETH – Ethiopia 1 1   2 1     1         2 1   3 =35
23 SwitzerlandSUI – Switzerland 2   2 4     1 1         2   3 5 =21
24 GeorgiaGEO – Georgia 2     2     1 1         2   1 3 =35
25 CubaCUB – Cuba 1   2 3   3 2 5         1 3 4 8 =14
25 KazakhstanKAZ – Kazakhstan 1 1 2 4   2 2 4         1 3 4 8 =14
27 ZimbabweZIM – Zimbabwe         1 3   4         1 3   4 =29
28 AzerbaijanAZE – Azerbaijan 1 2 1 4     1 1         1 2 2 5 =21
29 NorwayNOR – Norway 1 2   3     1 1         1 2 1 4 =29
30 IndonesiaINA – Indonesia 1   2 3     1 1   1   1 1 1 3 5 =21
31 SloveniaSLO – Slovenia 1   1 2   1 1 2         1 1 2 4 =29
32 BulgariaBUL – Bulgaria     1 1 1 1   2         1 1 1 3 =35
32 FinlandFIN – Finland     1 1 1 1   2         1 1 1 3 =35
34 MongoliaMGL – Mongolia 1     1   1   1         1 1   2 =44
35 BrazilBRA – Brazil 1   3 4     1 1         1   4 5 =21
36 DenmarkDEN – Denmark 1   1 2     1 1     1 1 1   3 4 =29
37 CameroonCMR – Cameroon         1     1         1     1 =52
37 IndiaIND – India 1     1                 1     1 =52
37 ThailandTHA – Thailand         1     1         1     1 =52
37 TunisiaTUN – Tunisia 1     1                 1     1 =52
41 HungaryHUN – Hungary   4   4     1 1           4 1 5 =21
42 BelarusBLR – Belarus   2 3 5   1 4 5           3 7 10 =12
43 SwedenSWE – Sweden   2   2   1   1           3   3 =35
44 KenyaKEN – Kenya     1 1   2   2           2 1 3 =35
44 TurkeyTUR – Turkey     1 1   2   2           2 1 3 =35
46 AustriaAUT – Austria   1   1     2 2           1 2 3 =35
46 GreeceGRE – Greece   1   1     2 2           1 2 3 =35
48 AlgeriaALG – Algeria   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =44
48 ColombiaCOL – Colombia   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =44
48 CroatiaCRO – Croatia   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =44
48 KyrgyzstanKGZ – Kyrgyzstan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =44
48 SerbiaSRB – Serbia   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =44
48 UzbekistanUZB – Uzbekistan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =44
54 ChileCHI – Chile   1   1                   1   1 =52
54 EcuadorECU – Ecuador   1   1                   1   1 =52
54 EstoniaEST – Estonia   1   1                   1   1 =52
54 MalaysiaMAS – Malaysia   1   1                   1   1 =52
54 SingaporeSIN – Singapore           1   1           1   1 =52
54 Trinidad/TobagoTRI – Trinidad/Tobago   1   1                   1   1 =52
54 VietnamVIE – Vietnam   1   1                   1   1 =52
61 ArmeniaARM – Armenia     5 5                     5 5 =21
62 Chinese TaipeiTPE – Chinese Taipei             2 2             2 2 =44
63 ArgentinaARG – Argentina             1 1             1 1 =52
63 EgyptEGY – Egypt     1 1                     1 1 =52
63 LithuaniaLTU – Lithuania     1 1                     1 1 =52
63 MexicoMEX – Mexico             1 1             1 1 =52
63 TajikistanTJK – Tajikistan     1 1                     1 1 =52
63 TogoTOG – Togo     1 1                     1 1 =52
Total: 84 84 99 267 77 78 87 242 5 5 5 15 166 167 191 524




Hooked to Olympic

17 08 2008

I dunno if it is age-issue (I am older so I’m more keen on the news around me), or this year Olympic is nearer to heart (Olympic 2008 in Beijing, China, Asia), or the live-telecast and Olympic TV coverage is more… channel 5 and Channel U…

I found myself hooked to TV …. looking forward to Olympic scenes/broadcast …..

I dun remember being so addicted 4years ago of Athen Olympic 2004… I prob dunno that Athen is a country that hold Olympic 2004!! Neither I was addicted to Sydney Olympic 2000…  What was I doing then?? I think studying in University…. hahaa

What is my fav sport(s) to watch? Somebody asked me…

Archery 
Athletics 
Badminton 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Beach Volleyball 
Boxing 
Canoe/Kayak Flatwater 
Canoe/Kayak Slalom 
Cycling BMX 
Cycling Mountain Bike 
Cycling Road 
Cycling Track

Diving
Equestrian 
Fencing 
Football 
Gymnastics Artistic 
Gymnastics Rhythmic 
Trampoline 
Handball 
Hockey 
Judo 
Modern Pentathlon 
Rowing 
Sailing

Shooting 
Softball 
Swimming 
Synchronized Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Taekwondo 
Tennis 
Triathlon 
Volleyball 
Water Polo 
Weightlifting 
Wrestling 

I enjoyed most that were shown/telecast in TV…  I did watched what comes on…. like Badminton, Atheletics, Basketball, Diving, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting..

I do enjoyed — weightlifting, Diving, Gymnastics =)

Perhaps there are some sports which I cannot understand or very fancy like cycling, boxing, wrestling, archery, sailing …

Will be looking forward to Synchronized swimming, Atheletics finals.. etc

From this Beijing Olympic 2008 viewing, I also educate myself with some of the great atheletes around (not all though!! hahaa) :

Swimming – Michael Phelps (USA) (amazing guy of age 23 only (June 30, 1985), winning 8 golds for this Beijing Olympic 2008 in the Water Cube, broken many records as well), Tao Li (Singapore), Stephanie Rice (Australia)

Diving – Guo Jing Jing (another amazing 27years-old athelete from China)

Badminton – Lin Dan (China), Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia),  Ronald Susilo (Singapore), Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)

Table Tennis – Feng Tian Wei & Wang Yue Gu & Li Jiawei (Singapore), Wang Nan & Zhang Yining (China)

I guess there are more… cannot remember now.. will update more again next time =)





Good fight, Singapore!

17 08 2008

The Table Tennis Women’s Singapore Team have given a good fight to China’s team in the final, fighting for Gold (1st place) in Beijing Olympic 2008.

This game is so impt that the National Day Rally live-telecast by PM Lee Hsien Loong is postponed one day later to Monday, instead of tonight.

THE Prime Minister has changed the telecast timings for his National Day rally speech, so that Singaporeans can watch and support the finals of the women’s table tennis between the Republic’s and China’s teams, to be broadcast ‘live’ on Sunday evening.

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Malay and Chinese speeches will still be telecast ‘live’ on Sunday at 6.45 pm on MediaCorp channels.

However, the English speech telecast will be delayed to Monday at 8 pm, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday.

The rally itself will proceed as normal at the University Cultural Centre.

Source

I was hopeful that Singapore may win the Gold medal. But I guess China team is just too strong…and I was wishful… coz China has won the Table Tennis Olympic game every time!!! The no. 1 player in the world, Zhang Yining, is just superb!!

S’pore gives as good as it gets

In Prize Ceremony, Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei and Li Jiawei (L-R)

CHINA won the gold medal in the women’s team table tennis final, after fighting off a strong challenge from Singapore to win the final 3-0 on Sunday evening.

The top-seeded hosts were led by Zhang Yining, the No. 1 player in the world. They picked apart second-seeded Singapore with near-flawless execution, dishing out shots to the edges and corners of the table.

It was China’s 17th gold medal at the Olympic table tennis competition since its national sport was introduced at the 1988 Seoul Games, Xinhua new agency reported.

The star-studded Chinese women pushed, chopped and smashed, proving too powerful for Singapore before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 4,000, though Zhang and veteran Wang Nan dropped a game.

Finishing second, Singapore won its first Olympic medal in 48 years since a silver by weightlifter Tan Howe Liang in 1960.

Wang, who is often slow in finding her rhythm, failed to take a lead but brushed aside Feng Tianwei 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6. The team title was the fourth Olympic gold for Wang, the most decorated players in table tennis.

The battle between Zhang and Beijing-born Li Jia Wei of Singapore was full of long rallies across the table, with Zhang winning 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7.

The singles and doubles gold medalist in Athens then paired with world champion Guo Yue, quickly finishing off Li and Wang Yue Gu 11-8, 11-5, 11-6.

Both China and Singapore had steamrolled over all before them with stunning victories since the start of the Olympic team table tennis tournament, which take the place of the doubles. They did not meet each other until the final.

A near-capacity crowd at Peking University Gymnasium chanted ‘Go China’ throughout the evening. Chinese President Hu Jintao and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge watched from a VIP section.

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I have enjoyed the exciting game live-telecast in Channel U and Channel 5, followed by a prize-ceremony… Many years… since our Singapore flag is raised so high and proudly for a prize ceremony…. yes 48years of dream has come true!! A weightlifting silver in the 1960 Rome Olympics by Tan Howe Liang has stood as the city-state’s only Olympic medal. What amusing to read is his recent entry/interview saying it is time for Singapore to get an Olympic team, if not every 4 years, he need to answer the reporters’ qs as “what does he feel to be the only Olympic medalist for many decades…. hahaaa

Next to look forward to is the Table Tennis Women’s Single competitions, may Singapore has another achievement then! =) See Schedule here.

Congratulation Singapore team for the Silver medal!! Welcome S$750,000!! *WooHoooo*

Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs Wang Nan (CHN) 11-9, 3-11, 8-11, 6-11

Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Zhang Yining (CHN) 11-9, 3-11, 4-11, 7-11

Wang Yuegu/Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Yue Guo/Zhang Yining (CHN) 8-11, 5-11, 6-11

View more details on the results here.

4th and 5th game was not played, since China won 3 games against Singapore.

You can get read the live-blog-of-this-game here

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Singapore Athletes

16 08 2008

The list of the Singapore athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Athletics
Calvin Kang Li Loong / 100m (M)
Zhang Guirong / Shot Putt (W)

Badminton
Ronald Susilo / Singles (M)
Xing Aiying / Singles (W)
Jiang Yanmei / Doubles (W)
Li Yujia / Doubles (W) + Mixed Doubles
Hendri Saputra / Mixed Doubles

Sailing
Koh Seng Leong / Laser Standard (M)
Lo Man Yi / Laser Radial (W)
Xu Yuan Zhen / 470 (M)
Terence Koh Seng Kiat / 470 (M)
Toh Liying / 470 (W)
Deborah Ong / 470 (W)

Shooting
Lee Wung Yew / Trap (M)

Swimming
Tay Zhirong Bryan / 200m Freestyle (M)
Tao Li / 100m + 200m Butterfly (W) + 100m Backstroke (W)
Quah Ting Wen / 100m Freestyle (W) + 400m Individual Medley (W)
Teo Wei-Min Nicolette / 100m + 200m Breaststroke (W)
Lim Shu-En Lynette / 200m + 400m + 800m Freestyle (W)

Table Tennis
Li Jiawei / Singles + Team (W)
Wang Yuegu / Singles + Team (W)
Feng Tianwei / Singles + Team (W)
Gao Ning / Singles + Team (M)
Yang Zi / Singles + Team (M)
Cai Xiaoli / Team (M)

Source: CruzTeng





You And Me 《我和你》

16 08 2008

Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song “You And Me” MV (Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan) Lyrics with Chinese Pinyin * 2008年北京第29屆奧林匹克運動會主題歌《我和你》MV (莎拉布萊曼、劉歡)

 

 

Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Theme Song “You And Me”

2008年北京第29屆奧林匹克運動會主題歌《我和你》
主題歌作曲:陳其鋼,中文詞:陳其鋼,
英文詞譯配:陳其鋼、馬文、常石磊,
配器:陳其鋼、常石磊、王之一,
演唱者:莎拉布萊曼、劉歡。

Chinese singer Liu Huan and British singer Sarah Brightman jointly present the theme song of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Liu Huan, 45, is one of the most popular male pop singers in China, while Sarah Brightman, 48, is a world famous soprano who is also an actress, song writer and dancer.

The Theme Song “You And Me” Lyrics with Chinese Pinyin inside the brackets
主題歌《我和你》歌詞:

*我和你,心連心,同住地球村,
( wǒ hé nǐ
xīn lián xīntóng zhù dì qiú cūn)
為夢想,千里行,相會在北京。
( wéi mèng xiǎng
qiān lǐ xíngxiāng huì zài Běi jīng)
來吧!朋友,伸出你的手,
( lái ba
péng youshēn chū nǐ de shǒu)
我和你,心連心,永遠一家人。
( wǒ hé nǐ
xīn lián xīnyǒng yuǎn yī jiā rén)

You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles Meeting in Beijing
Come together
Put your hand in mine
You and me
From one world
We are family

來吧!朋友,伸出你的手,
( lái ba
péng youshēn chū nǐ de shǒu)
You and me
From one world
We are family

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