it would be nice to have a new sub-forum or something (for the World championship - it starts tommorow).. nothing's happening anyways..
anyways, I'll start with something unusual (edit: it appears something's been going on already, so no need for new forums)
Lithuania is in a desparate position and could miss the tournament (hopefully not, but it's more interesting this way )
believe it or not, they are stuck in French Guiana. the team was travelling to Brazil (town of Belen) from Martinique (where they were training) and, believe it or not, "French Airlines" decided to cancel the flight (and did not inform our team for two whole days) and instead promtly offered the team a different flight to their destination (on the "Air Caribean" flight). anyways, what's the big deal you would ask. well, it appears this new flight went through French Guiana, a small department of France in the north of South America (EU teritory, would you believe it). in Guiana a certain disease was spreading (don't know the name in English). the team was not told they shouldn't leave the plain. as soon as they left it to the Airport, they got into a zone of quarantine. surprise, surprise, but Brazil is one of the countries which does not accept anyone from Frenc Guiana at the moment. the only way to get in is to have a medical prove that you've taken a shot from that disease. not surprisingly geting a shot during the weekend was problematic. but the problems do not end with the shot - it appears you have to wait 10 days after the shot in quarantine. and pay 5000 Euros fine from each person. so no way our team can have shots in Guiana coz then they would have to stay there for at least ten days.
now, as all interested bodies have been informed about this misfortune, maybe Brazill will let our team in. under such scenario, all players would take shots in San Paulo, where the Championchip will take place (because you have to stay put for ten days after the shot). as I write this various autrhorities are trying to arrange this, while the tam is in a state of shock. as I said, the tournament starts tommorow.
what's more, players can catch the disease as well. it appears in the case of extreme conditions 5-25% of all cases are fatal.
(the story is on the first pages of our largest papers today, btw - retold from there)
Last edited by kestas; 09-11-2006 at 04:23 PM.
i dont like girls play basketball , too tall , even taller than me ,
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problem solved, they should reach Brazil today.
the match against Australia could be moved to Friday though..
As LNK news said: LT NT reached Brazil and was asked to leave it, so nothing changed. Our girls can miss this champOriginally Posted by kestas
If our team will not be able to play against Australia, they will get technical lost 0:20 and if our team miss the game against Canada, we will not be able to continue it.
so all this time (how much time exactly ???) where was Lithuanian team ?? in the airport hotels ?? planes ? or sealed in airport special facilities for quarantine ??
wait i don't understand. they did came to Brasil but then they were asked to leave the country?Originally Posted by Algaxy