Manchester City Di Bukit Jalil

Petang semalam berpeluang tengok Manchester City buat latihan di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil. Aku ni bukannya peminat pasukan itu pun atau mana-mana pasukan bolasepak luar negara. Tak kiralah EL ke Serie A ke dan sebagainya. Pergi tengok dia orang berlatih pun sebab dapat pass masuk percuma. 

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Pas percuma menonton Manchester City buat latihan di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil

 

Memang tak ramai pun yang datang. Mungkin kerana Manchester City bukanlah kelab popular di England seperti Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal dan sebagainya. Gambar di bawah yang diambil dalam mode Panorama menunjukkan suasana di dalam Stadium semasa sesi latihan tersebut. 

 

Sesi Latihan pasukan Manchester City di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil sebelum bertemu Malaysia XI pada 30 Julai 2012

Manchester City adalah dalam rangka lawatan Asian Tour 2012 mereka. Jika kita lihat program seperti ini merupakan satu perancangan mereka di luar musim. Kita lihat bagaimana pasukan sukan profesional luar negara berehat. Mereka melancung untuk menghilangkan kebosananan selepas selesai mengharungi satu musim perlawanan yang memenatkan. Namun di samping melancung mereka tetap mengekalkan tahap kecergasan dan mengumpul dana untuk menguruskan pasukan. Inilah yang sepatutnya dilakukan oleh kelab-kelab sukan kita. Tapi ,sanggupkah penonton datang menonton pasukan Malaysia atau mana-mana negeri berlatih walaupun diberikan percuma?

 

One Archer Move On To 1/16 In Men’s Individual.

It is quite unlucky that they have to fight each other to make into the 1/16 round of the Men’s Individual.
Cheng Chu Sian and Khairul Anuar Mohammad has beat each other to make it. Another archer Haziq Kamarudin will meet Denis Gazanka from Kazakhstan. This was decided during the ranking round.

Cheng and Khairul will fare on 31 July while Haziq on 30th July. This means that only two of our archer will have the opportunity to make the 1/16 round and one is already confirmed.

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Malaysia Athlete Create Olympic History At London2012

First Yahoo listed Malaysia Uniform as among the worst during the contingent march past at London2012 Opening Ceremony. Then Malaysia again caught their attention when Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi shoots at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in South East London.

We have known the result of her participation in the 10m Air Rifle. She scores 392 points and ranked 34 out of 56 participants. Even though she did not make it into the last eight for the Finals, she did get some attention especially from Yahoo Sports because of her condition. As we all know she is in her eight’s month pregnant and maybe she had created a history not only for herself or Malaysia but also Olympic history to date.  

Not only is Taibi one of the few pregnant women in Olympic history, but she is also the most pregnant woman in Olympic history.

Yahoo wrote; LONDON – Her baby kicked inside her – arms stretching, legs flailing – so Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi clutched her rifle and cooed what any pregnant woman should say while standing in the Olympics with gun in hand.
“Mommy is going to shoot here.”
And if that isn’t the best story of these Olympics, what possibly is?
The rest of the story HERE
Pictures HERE
Malaysia’s Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi takes aim during the women’s 10m air rifle qualification competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in southeast London July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SHOOTING)
Yahoo concluded : The best story of these Games was gone before they had barely started.

Malaysian Uniform Among The Worst During London2012

Oh My God! Our Malaysian Contingent has the worst uniform during the opening ceremony of London2012. I first saw it on Facebook. It was a screen capture from the internet. I goggled and found out it was on Yahoo Sports. The page consist of 17 thumbnails showing the best and worst uniforms. Even though it is not an official evaluation (I think), our uniform being shortlisted as among the worst should be taken into account and corrected by Malaysian Olympic Council, National Sports Council (representing Ministry of Youth and Sports) and Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage.


The Malaysian uniform was described as Malaysia’s tiger printed yellow, orange, and black uniform was a little too bold.

Maybe the authority in charge of dressing up our member of the Malaysian contingent had made a good choice but the colour did not please the Tiara Chiaramonte, who produce the article. Urghhh, that red sports shoe and his sampin spoil the uniformity. Else these guys and ladies looks nice. Maybe next time we put a Iban worrior on the first line among the men and see what Tiara will say.  


For once our sportsmen was dressed up with a Malaysian Touch and Flavour, the panglima look for the men while the ladies very feminine. As I can see (hope I am not mistaken) there is an essence of East Malaysia culture of the Bajaus or Suluk design. 

Besides Malaysia, Britian, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, New Zealand and Mexico were also voted as worst uniforms.  

Meanwhile USA, Sweden, Brazil, Switzerland, Netherland, Isreal, Jamaica, Italy and France were voted as having the best uniforms. 

Note: There are spots fan asking why not fix to the Baju Melayu and Sampin Songket with a better moulded Tanjak  than the simple one worn by Team Malaysia @ London2012. 

After all the view is just my 2 cents evaluation. 



UPDATED 29 July 2012


I found another comments from a foreign blog who blogs about fashion listed our uniform in his blog and this is what he says about ours:


Olympic Uniform #18 – Malaysia
Someone pulled a shifty on the Malaysian team and told them the opening ceremony was team fancy dress.

Our team was rated second worst and the worst is Ukraine 

The comment on that blog (maybe they are Malaysian and if both of you are, congratf for the support)

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i like malaysia dress, because it is their culture dressing, so it’s colourful and characterful.. and they make it interesting with harimau malaya (malayan tiger) stripes design in their sampin and kebaya dress.. malayan tiger are their nation symbol.
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Too bad… Coz u the fashion magazine editor… But u seems know notthing bout fashion… I think malaysian dress is classy.. Coz they wear thier traditional attire… Yes no guuci.. No prada.. No boss. No LV.. But not typical as other countries.. Come with a suit.. Like hello!

Let The Games Begin

The Olympic curtain has been raised when QE announced her opening declaration during a spectacular display in London. 


Many Malaysians who woke up the whole night to watch our “Tigers” march during the contingents march past were dissapointed when their presence is just for a brief few seconds. 

This is Astro Arena’s photo from their FB page of our “Tigers and Tigress” during the march past at London2012 this morning. 

Keep up to date information about London2012 because there are mobile apps that run son iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile. There are two different apps that you can download that ie London 2012 Joinin App and London 2012 Result App. I have downloaded both on my Android and Blackberry. 


Seems the social media has been put to maximum use by LOGOC after making its first appearance in Beijing 2008. They make their presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.


To follow our athletes competetion schedule click HERE and HERE for Badminton draw. 


For live updates, delayed telecast on HD and 3D experience for the first time READ HERE.

Badminton Draw For London2012

This information was taken from Badminton World Federation

Note: Malaysian players in Dark Blue

London 2012 Olympic Games Draw: Men’s Singles

(Groups A to H are the draw’s top half, Groups I to P are the draw’s bottom half)
Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
Group I
Group J
Group K
Group L
Group M
Group N
Group O
Group P
Lin Dan (2)
London 2012 Olympic Games Draw: Women’s Singles
(Groups A to H are the draw’s top half, Groups I to P are the draw’s bottom half)
Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Gu Juan (13)
Group E
Group F
Yao Jie (14)
Group G
Group H
Group I
Group J
Group K
Group L
Group M
Group N
Group O
Group P

London 2012 Olympic Games Draw: Men’s Doubles
Group A
Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng (1)
Fang Chieh Min / Lee Sheng Mu
Ross Smith / Glenn Warfe
Ingo Kindervater / Johannes Schoettler
Group B
Ko Sung Hyun / Yoo Yeong Seong (4)
Bodin Issara / Maneepong Jongjit
Adam Cwalina / Michal Logosz
Mohammad Ahsan / Bona Septano
Group C
Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen (3)
Chai Biao / Guo Zhendong
Dorian Lance James / Willem Viljoen
Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan Sozonov
Group D
Chung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae (2)
Howard Bach / Tony Gunawan
Naoki Kawamae / Shoji Sato
Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong

London 2012 Olympic Games Draw: Women’s Doubles
Group A
Wang Xiaoli / Yu Yang (1)
Jung Kyung Eun / Kim Ha Na
Valeri Sorokina / Nina Vislova
Alex Bruce / Michelle Li
Group B
Mizuki Fujii / Reika Kakiiwa (4)
Jwala Gutta / Ashwini Ponnappa
Cheng Wen Hsing / Chien Yu Chin
Shinta Sari Mulia / Yao Lei
Group C
Ha Jung Eun / Kim Min Jung (3)
Leanne Choo / Renuga Veeran
Michelle Edwards / Annari Viljoen
Meiliana Juahari / Greysia Polii
Group D
Tian Qing / Zhao Yunlei (2)
Miyuki Maeda / Satoko Suetsuna 
Christinna Pedersen / Kamila Rytter Juhl
Poon Lok Yan / Tse Suet Ying

London 2012 Olympic Games Draw: Mixed Doubles
Group A
Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei (1)
Alexandr Nikolaenko / Valeri Sorokina
Michael Fuchs / Birgit Michels
Chris Adcock / Imogen Bankier
Group B
Joachim Fischer / Christinna Pedersen (4)
Shintaro Ikeda / Shiota Reiko
Toby Ng / Grace Gao
Robert Mateusiak / Nadiezda Zieba
Group C
Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir (3) 
Thomas Laybourn / Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Lee Yong Dae / Ha Jung Eun
Viju D / Jwala Gutta
Group D
Xu Chen / Ma Jin (2)
S Prapakamol / S Thoungthongkam
Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying
Chen Hung Ling / Cheng Wan Hsing
In the singles, only the winner of each group will qualify for the Round of 16: [A vs B, C vs D] [E vs F, G vs H] [I vs J, K vs L] [M vs N, O vs P]. The two winners of the two ties in each [ ] will then face-off in the quarter-finals.
In the doubles, the top two of each group will qualify for the quarter-finals. And in the doubles quarter-finals, the top half of the draw will have A1 vs C2 and B1 vs D2, while bottom half of the draw will have A2 vs C1 and B2 vs D1.
N.B Seeds are denoted in the ( ).

Malaysia X1 – Lost But Not A Loser

Photo Credit: Sinar Harian 

Malaysia XI was leading all the way from the first half but succumb to the more experience Arsenal side. Even though Raja’s boy lost to one of the best English clubs, they need to be praised for their good performance.

I don’t think Malaysian football fan will “curse” the team as their performance seems improving from time to time. I hope the team gain a lot of experience playing among the best football players in the world. Maybe coach Raja can spot loopholes in the team and mend them before their next assignment.

I agree with Asmawi’s comment over Astro 801 at the end of the program that coach Raja will have a different kind of headache now. His new challenge now is who will be in the first 11 as there are more and more talented players unearthed and for the players to be fielded first will also be more difficult. Chances might be slim.

Keep up Harimau.

Catch London 2012 In 3D On ESPN

At Golf City, Level 4 of Bangsar Shopping Complex (BSC), ASTRO launched the London 2012 Olympic in 3D and for the second time the Special TV Pass. The launch was announced by Vice President of Sports Business, ASTRO, Mr Lee Choong Khay. 

We are very pleased to present the biggest ever coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Malaysia, in partnership with Astro. Malaysians can expect the most comprehensive broadcast of the Olympic Games. This includes a 3D channel on ESPN 3D for the first time, as well as extensive coverage in high definition (HD) and standard definition(SD) that is a testament to our commitment to showcase the best television viewing experience of the Games to Malaysians,” 

– Mr Adam Zecha Executive Vice President, Head of Sales for SEA, ESPN STAR Sports.




ESPN 3D

ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Astro, and Astro customers can look forward to the biggest and most extensive coverage in Malaysian history. This includes 24-hour coverage on 10 dedicated ESPN STAR Sports channels covering the Games with LIVE and first-run coverage in both HD and SD, as well as on a dedicated 3D Channel on Astro. 

Astro’s coverage also includes an additional interactive channel that features programme details, quizzes and a ‘mosaic’ screen that allows sport fans to navigate between channels fluidly on these channels; 
  • ESPN (Astro Ch 812), 
  • STAR Sports (Astro Ch 813), 
  • ESPN HD (Astro Ch 832), 
  • ESPNEWS (Astro Ch 818

during the Games. 

Astro B.yond HD customers subscribing to the Sports pack can catch over 200 hours of exciting 3D coverage throughout the Games, with a mix of LIVE action, as well as highlights of the Games. This will include the Opening Ceremony [July 28th (Sat) at 4am] and the Closing [August 13th (Mon) at 4am] ceremony, as well as other popular Olympic events such as athletics, swimming, diving, gymnastics and many more. All those will also be available in 3D for the very first time.


“With the 3D Olympic coverage this year, Astro customers can definitely look forward to a whole new immersed viewing experience” said Mr. Lee Choong Khay, Vice President, Sports Business, Astro in his opening speech.
Astro B.yond HD customers can truly enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Games in spectacular 3D EVERYDAY, from July 28th  until August 13th on the dedicated 24-hour Olympic channel on Astro (ESPN 3D, channel 838).
Note: Well of course you need the 3D spectacle like these
or maybe you still keep your wierd looking 3D glasses when you go for 3D movies at the theatre

SPECIAL TV PASS

ASTRO subscribers who do not choose the Sports Package are not left behind when they can subscribe to the SPECIAL TV PASS, via a one-time payment of RM50. The SPECIAL TV PASS will entitle Astro customers to a premium access with comprehensive coverage of the Games, without having to subscribe to the Astro Sports Pack on a monthly basis.

We are also pleased to extend the Special TV Pass once again to Astro customers for the upcoming Games, allowing Astro customers flexibility and choice” he added.
SUBSCRIBING TO ASTRO SPORTS PACK / SPECIAL TV PASS

Astro customers who wish to subscribe to the Astro Sports Pack or the Special TV Pass can do so via the newly launched Astro Service Portal (Channel 200) – a brand new service that is available at the tip of your fingers via your Astro remote button.

Alternatively, please contact 1300 82 3838 or SMS ASTRO<space>Astro Acc No#SPORTS to 32888* (e.g. ASTRO 0812345678#SPORTS) to subscribe to the Astro Sports Pack. Non-Sports Pack customers who wish to subscribe to the SPECIAL TV PASS to the London 2012 Olympic Games can call us at 03 9543 9833. *Standard telco charges apply. Customers can also log on to www.astro.com.my/shop to subscribe to the Astro Sports Pack.
For more information, please contact:-
Ong Hsieh Lien, AVP Stakeholder Communications, Astro
Tel: 03-9543 6688 ext 2625
About Astro Malaysia Holdings
Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd is Malaysia’s leading integrated media group with operations in 4 key businesses: Pay TV, Radio, Content and Digital. Launched in 1996, Astro today has a 50% penetration of TV homes in Malaysia or 3.1 million customers, making it a key pay TV operator in Southeast Asia. Astro broadcasts over 154 channels, of which 22 are in HD, is a leading edge innovator with its introduction of HD, 3D and PVR – a first in Malaysia, and also Video-On-Demand, Over-the-top content and IPTV service. It is the leading aggregator, creator and distributor of original multi-language content of various genres across multi-channels. Its radio network both terrestrial and digital covers all key languages cumulatively reaching 13 million listeners a week and ranked among the top 10 stations in the country. Its digital arm involved in digital publishing, applications and platforms as well as publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines locally. For details, log on to www.astro.com.my
About ESPN STAR Sports
ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world’s leading cable and satellite broadcasters. As Asia’s biggest sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports combines the strengths and resources of its parent companies – Walt Disney (ESPN, Inc.) and News Corporation Limited (STAR) – to deliver a diverse array of international and regional sports to fans across multiple platforms.
ESPN STAR Sports features a comprehensive portfolio of multimedia assets including its television networks (ESPN, STAR Sports, STAR Cricket, ESPNEWS, ESPN HD, STAR Cricket HD), broadband network (ESPN Player), digital content services (espnstar.com, mobileESPN),  and its on-ground Event Management Group with the aim to engage and entertain sports fans anytime, anyplace.
ESPN STAR Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier sports from around the globe featuring some of the most iconic sports events to viewers across 24 countries in Asia through its 25 television networks and 3 broadband networks, each localized to deliver differentiated programming to meet diverse needs of Asian sports fans.