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    Paradise in Hell

    Yesterday, I was in Jakarta to meet, for the first time, the children of the new Solibad project Bintang Solibad. What an amazing day… It had happened once before. I had felt emotionally overwhelmed when...

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    POLL – Who will earn double tickets to Rio?

    Four months remain in the Olympic badminton qualifying period and several players stand the chance of qualifying in not one, but two disciplines.  Which shuttlers do you think will end up in possession of such...

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    RACE TO RIO – Korea and China double down

    The qualification period soon begins its ninth month with Korea and China on the verge of putting two entries forward in every discipline. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto Despite all the tradition and prestige of...

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    Chen Long badminton’s top prize-winner at US$298,413

    Chen Long is the new top earner from world badminton prize money in 2015 with a total sum of US$298,413 after his compatriot Zhao Yunlei had topped the chart in 2014 with US$246,145.  The top...

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    Players of the Year to be named Monday

    Saina Nehwal, Bao Yixin, and Lee Yong Dae / Yoo Yeon Seong join four World Champions as the BWF names 19 candidates for its 2015 Badminton Players’ Awards. Photos: Badmintonphoto The Badminton World Federation (BWF)...

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    Dozen to debut in Dubai

    Twelve new faces will be getting invitations to the 2015 BWF World Superseries Finals, including two twenty-year-olds, all of whom join badminton’s best in the sport’s new December retreat in Dubai to battle for the...

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    Home to Hong Kong to pack for Dubai?

    The entry lists for the BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai are all but decided.  Only two spots changed hands in the penultimate week but 15 are awaiting the confirmation that will only come in...

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    8 spots clinched for Dubai

    New standing leaders Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na were among the 8 players or pairs who clinched their tickets to the BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai just before the Superseries tour began...

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