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    2015 World Championships by the numbers

    With the BWF Total World Badminton Championships coming up, we present a little cheat sheet with the head-to-head records for most of the top seeds. Photos: Badmintonphoto Women’s singles has been such a wide-open field...

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    Poll – Gold to gold or silver to gold?

    It’s prediction time.  With the 2015 BWF Total World Championships coming up, we want to know how well Badzine readers can predict this year’s winners. Photos: Badmintonphoto Rather than a straight up poll on expected...

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    Editorial – ISBT London – Back on court

    Back on court… By Raphael Sachetat. Badzine Chief Editor. Photos: Olivier Duband/ Conor Flatley I had forgotten how it felt. First, the pre-competition excitement. Preparing your bag. The rackets: 2? Naah, 3 maybe – you...

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    SPOTLIGHT – Kim Moon Soo on 30 years of doubles excellence

    Olympic gold medallist and two-time World Champion Kim Moon Soo looks back on winning Korea’s first ever badminton World Championship title, 30 years ago this week. Interview by Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto and Don Hearn...

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    SUDIRMAN CUP Preview – China takes on the world

    Host China is among the few seeded teams at full strength for the upcoming Sudirman Cup and three world #1s, along with over a dozen more talented players, are ready for all comers in Dongguan....

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    Going the distance: How often do injured team-mates mean victory?

    Is there any reason to be suspicious of the injuries that have struck some Chinese players before or during matches against their compatriots in recent major badminton events?  Badzine has again run the numbers to...

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    What if…the Olympic qualifying period ended now?

    Once again, our team at Badzine has begun to publish “dummy lists” of potential qualified players, this time for the 2016 Rio Olympics.  We publish the first list today, to coincide with the kick-off of...

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    Peter Gade: I want to give France that little “extra”

    Peter Gade will join France on May 15th as its new Performance Director, for a 5-year contract. The Dane is impatient to start on the job, which is a new challenge for him. He comes...

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