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BUBI
May 28th, 2011, 06:47 AM
New skirt rule for female badminton players

(Reuters) - Skirt selection could be as crucial as shot selection for the female shuttlers when they hit the court for this month's India Super Series in New Delhi.

Taking a cue from tennis, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has introduced a new dress code, which comes into effect from May 1 and requires all female players to wear skirts or dresses in Grand Prix tournaments and above "to ensure attractive presentation of badminton".

http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/04/17/idINIndia-56386820110417

silverwhite
May 28th, 2011, 07:29 AM
:cuckoo:

"Taking a cue from tennis" - I don't think tennis has such a rule?

And the BWF has always seemed desperate. I remember a few years ago, an official was whining about how tennis is more popular although the shuttle speed in badminton is faster :weirdo:

Ilikebigboobies
May 28th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Are the Badminton birds hot? If so this is an excellent rule.

If not, this is eww.

cellophane
May 28th, 2011, 03:00 PM
:facepalm:

Ryan
May 28th, 2011, 03:39 PM
People watch badminton outside of China?? I guess this might increase popularity, but if you ask me - it should be mandatory for all of them to be female pornstars before I'd ever consider watching.

eck
May 28th, 2011, 04:06 PM
People watch badminton outside of China?? I guess this might increase popularity, but if you ask me - it should be mandatory for all of them to be female pornstars before I'd ever consider watching.

............:help:

JN
May 28th, 2011, 04:36 PM
If they also make bikini or thong underwear mandatory, I'll become a viewer.

Boreas
May 28th, 2011, 05:43 PM
People watch badminton outside of China?? I guess this might increase popularity, but if you ask me - it should be mandatory for all of them to be female pornstars before I'd ever consider watching.

As a fan of Caroline Wozniacki you appear to have some horrible double standards.

égalité
May 28th, 2011, 05:55 PM
:weirdo:

hablo
May 28th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Is there such a rule in tennis?

Sometimes female tennis players wear shorts. I remember Myskina doing that for instance... :rolleyes:

njnetswill
May 28th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Dementieva used to rock the short shorts too. :D

Akgul rocks the not-so-short shorts :yeah:

Crazy Canuck
May 28th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Obviously people who watch badminton are doing so in search of ass, so this is only logical. Excellent problem solving by the sport's governing body on this one. High fives all around!

Kworb
May 28th, 2011, 11:37 PM
I love watching badminton, too bad it's never on TV.

KarlyM*
May 29th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Taking a cue from tennis, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has introduced a new dress code, which comes into effect from May 1 and requires all female players to wear skirts or dresses in Grand Prix tournaments and above "to ensure attractive presentation of badminton".
While the BWF hopes the move will bring more fans to the sport and rope in more sponsors, everybody is not convinced it's the right way forward. So basically, they are trying to "sex up" the sport to make it more popular. :rolleyes: Someone needs to tell them that Tennis doesn't require skirts. Let the women wear what they're comfortable with. Why is it just the women that have to "ensure attractive presentation"? Will the men have similar requirements, like short-shorts?? :rolleyes:

njnetswill
May 29th, 2011, 02:48 AM
So basically, they are trying to "sex up" the sport to make it more popular. :rolleyes: Someone needs to tell them that Tennis doesn't require skirts. Let the women wear what they're comfortable with. Why is it just the women that have to "ensure attractive presentation"? Will the men have similar requirements, like short-shorts?? :rolleyes:

Both sports should take a cue from AVP volleyball and have the women in two-pieces and the men shirtless. At least during the US Open series...:lol:

Ilikebigboobies
May 30th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Is there such a rule in tennis?

Sometimes female tennis players wear shorts. I remember Myskina doing that for instance... :rolleyes:

Tell me about it. :mad:

The amount of times I was all excited in the pants to see a Myskina match with some upskirt action and out she walks with fucking SHORTS on!!!

Then she retired. Needless to say tennis lost one of it's top three hottest tennis babes ever that day, if not the top hottest babe ever, anywhere. :sobbing:

Come back Myskina. The thing in my pants misses you. :sobbing:

:sobbing:







Sprem is another too. Wear a fucking skirt dammit.

LeonHart
May 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Dumb rule. If they wanted the girls to wear skirts they should put some pressure on the clothing sponsors, not the players.

LeonHart
May 30th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Is there such a rule in tennis?

Sometimes female tennis players wear shorts. I remember Myskina doing that for instance... :rolleyes:

Kournikova wore shorts a few times as well.

LeonHart
May 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM
People watch badminton outside of China?? I guess this might increase popularity, but if you ask me - it should be mandatory for all of them to be female pornstars before I'd ever consider watching.

Yes Ryan, people watch badminton in Asia and Europe. Not so much in North America or maybe South America :p

Betten
May 31st, 2011, 08:18 AM
Too many horny boys in here...

Anyway, the rule has been overturned due to overwhelming criticism :nerner:!

Beat
May 31st, 2011, 10:06 AM
is this a joke?


The amount of times I was all excited in the pants to see a Myskina match with some upskirt action and out she walks with fucking SHORTS on!!!


huh? myskina looked HOT in shorts!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/75/219058204_2763eef282.jpg

BUBI
Jun 1st, 2011, 06:21 PM
Too many horny boys in here...

Anyway, the rule has been overturned due to overwhelming criticism :nerner:!

I dont think so. It was just postponed to give players more time to adjust their wardrobe ;)

Super Dave
Jun 1st, 2011, 06:39 PM
*Insert shuttlecock joke*