military service Archive

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    Looking for gold, not camouflage

    Seeking gold at the Asian Games in Incheon is, for many of Korea’s male athletes, not only a quest for home glory, but also a ticket out of two years of military service. Photos: Badmintonphoto...

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    Ko to get crew cut for Christmas

    Korean doubles ace Ko Sung Hyun has one more tournament to go before he begins his military duty on December 23rd.  In his last appearance of the year with his partner Shin Baek Cheol, the...

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    Korea’s Son has returned

    Korea’s National Badminton Team could be heading into the Li-Ning Sudirman Cup with a men’s singles player who once beat Peter Gade and Lee Chong Wei in one week.  2012 India Open champion Son Wan...

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    Korean Olympians called back into the fold

    Korean doubles players will get their annual evaluation from the national team coaching staff later this week.  The surprise participants, though, are Olympians and former top-5 players Ha Jung Eun and Yoo Yeon Seong. Yoo...

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    National security, national pride: Korea’s Armed Forces Badminton Team

    Badzine takes an in-depth look at the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corp, a system that is crucial in maintaining the international sports competitiveness of a nation that has officially been at war for over sixty...

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    Private Yoo at his nation’s service

    Two-time Swiss Open champion Yoo Yeon Seong is sitting out the first European tour of the 2013 badminton calendar.  He spoke to Badzine about his experience as one of the latest recruits to Korea’s military...

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    KOREA GPG 2012 Finals – Sung and Lee complete the sweep

    Sung Ji Hyun (pictured) won her second straight Victor Korea Grand Prix Gold but also completed a second straight sweep for the home team in Lee Yong Dae Gymnasium in Hwasun. Story and photos:  Don...

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    Jang Ye Na – One top ten, one to go

    Jang Ye Na spoke to Badzine this weekend about her rather sudden accession to the position as Korea’s new doubles queen. Story and photos by Don Hearn 23-year-old Jang Ye Na has had more partner...

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