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    Editorial – Not the change we need

    When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) proposed three new scoring systems, Badzine voters voted all three down in resounding fashion.  Now the world body’s next step is to take a fourth option, very similar to...

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    Editorial – Why I think it’s time for a change in scoring system

    As Chief Editor of an online magazine I often have occasion to write editorials that go against the trend or what seems to be the consensus among the webzine’s readership.  This editorial would seem to...

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    Editorial – Should Lin Dan be given a wild card? No…and Yes.

    After the recent hints that Lin Dan could be the surprise beneficiary of a wild card for the BWF World Championships in Denmark this summer, reactions by fans have gone either one way or the...

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    10 years – Happy Anniversary, Badzine!

    Badzine had its start in the summer of 2003 and we are still going strong, with so many changes along the way, for us and for the badminton world. Photos: Badmintonphoto I can’t believe it. ...

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    EDITORIAL – Lin Dan’s wild card: Good for the sport?

    Should Lin Dan have been given a wild card to participate in the upcoming BWF World Badminton Championships?  In my opinion, a resounding yes. There are always pros and cons: first of all, sport isn’t...

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    Commentary – Badminton: Sport or entertainment?

    Badzine contributor Mark Phelan looks into why badminton should focus more on being entertainment to draw more people into stadiums, especially in some parts of Europe and outside the usual Asian powerhouses. For years now...

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    EDITORIAL – And so the GB saga continues……

    Mark Phelan is a regular contributor to Badzine International. He takes a more personal look at the current controversy that strikes Badminton England, a few days after Jenny Wallwork resigned from the program, hinting that...

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    Memories of… the Copenhagen Masters 2012

    It was a year to remember but also a year to reminisce and Badzine special contributor and Badmintonphoto photographer Yves Lacroix tells of how both figured into the last badminton event of 2012, the Yonex...

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