World Badmitton Championships in H'bad
Trip Start Mar 29, 2007
74Trip End Sep 30, 2009
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This year the tournament is in Hyderabad and it happens to be very close to my office. VIP seats are all of $8 so I went over one day during lunch to watch them hit the shuttle cock back and forth. I was actually surprised by the pace and agility of the shuttlers...it's actually a fun sport to watch (similar to tennis). Before the tourney even began, there were reports of tourists threats which caused the entire British team to bail along with a couple Austrians (wusses...all of them).
Despite the security concerns, Hyderabad did a great job and everything went off without a hitch. The Chinese won pretty much everything and all the players seem to enjoy their time in H'bad.