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why? did Indonesia also suffered some kind of Thai "fancy footwork"?

but come to think about it, it would be to their advantage if BKK hosts as they can send alot of their kids there since rules on the qualificatiosn are still un-final yet.

as for me, ceremonies matter a lot. If BKK plans to put up something to the ranks of what they did in nakhon ratchasima, then they ought to be booted out.

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why? did Indonesia also suffered some kind of Thai "fancy footwork"?

but come to think about it, it would be to their advantage if BKK hosts as they can send alot of their kids there since rules on the qualificatiosn are still un-final yet.

as for me, ceremonies matter a lot. If BKK plans to put up something to the ranks of what they did in nakhon ratchasima, then they ought to be booted out.

Well, as far as i have heard, looks like there were some unfair decissions by the judges who helped the thai athletes to climb to the first place. But i don't think this is the first time a host country won like this (at 2003, the hosts, Vietnam, won the overall championship, i think that was repeated on Jakarta 1997 with Indonesia).

As for the opening ceremonies, at Bangkok 98 Asiad, they made a good show (far better than this SEA Games one), and it was not dedicated only to the King, but to the culture of the country and Asia (altought they had a little tribute to him before the parade of nations). Anyway i don't think that, for the first Youth Olympics, the ceremonial factor is so important.

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A Games sanctioned by the IOC for KIDS and the ceremonies will be crap? are you sure? It wouldnt be like the SOG or WOG but it would be something different. Imagine the participants watching a 2-3 hour speech fest? I don't think so. I just saw the opening of the BKK Universiade2007 which has arguably some parallelism with the YOG and it was really crappy, just as crappy if not crappier than Korat's ceremonies.

Hosts in SEAG does have some unfair advantage from the get-go, but come-on, Thailand is not exactly known as a land of hometown crowd/advantage, they practice however hometown decisions which is sad. I rememeber quite clearly the spectacle that Thaksin did in 2005 to Manila and it was in fact a couple of Thai judges that got booted out of the Games for biases in their decision-making. It was I think in some aquatic sport.

Nobody contested the prediction that Thailand would emerge as over-all champion. but by that much?

It was Thailand who proposed the streamlining of the events in the SEAG prior to the opening in 2005 but lo and behold they still went on with 45 events.

In fairness to Thailand, they have the necessary experience to back their bid but, they have aeons to go for the Olympics or at least the YOG.

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Bangkok ?? wew if Bangkok get the games I wont surprise they become the champion for the 1st YO.. Thailand really cheater !!! I mean in seagames they do everything to be the champion...

Don't worry. Cities that violates "commitment to fair play" won't get it.

why? did Indonesia also suffered some kind of Thai "fancy footwork"?

but come to think about it, it would be to their advantage if BKK hosts as they can send alot of their kids there since rules on the qualificatiosn are still un-final yet.

as for me, ceremonies matter a lot. If BKK plans to put up something to the ranks of what they did in nakhon ratchasima, then they ought to be booted out.

Why am I not surprised? ;)

Actually , Bangkok only hosted 9 out of 45 sports in the recent SEA games. Not mention the venues were very empty and not one seemed to care in Bangkok .

And someone calls the Games in Bangkok, a success? :huh:

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