OFF RIOTS AND POOR MEDIA CENTRE

Having received so many messages, either via SMS, calls or Facebook, I must say that while I am touched by the concern, there is really nothing to worry about with regards to the riots engulfing London at the moment.
The moral of the story is to get back home before night falls and stay within the comfort of your home, as is the case for me here. A one hour journey, right through the heart of the scene of the riots in Ealing yesterday, left me wondering if there was really such riots as reported daily.
But the pictures in the papers left me with no doubt as it was crystal clear that all it not well in the city that hosts the Olympics next year.
And the organisors could not have chosen a worst time to brief the chef de mission of the various countries who have arrived here for a briefing by the organising committee.
The riots have affected football, with the friendly international between England and Holland at Wembley a victim and its left to be seen if the badminton will be affected.
One thing is certain though, the media services at the World Champs are so poor that the BWF should really look at this matter. The internet sucks big time, limited space available in the media centre and the location of the tribune at courtside is such that you will need a binoculars to see the players in the courts.
Will things get worse? Yup it can if the rioters decide to stage their own show at Wembley.