military service Archive

  • Ko Sung Hyun to apply for early discharge

    Ko Sung Hyun to apply for early discharge

    Korean veteran Ko Sung Hyun is expected to apply for an early discharge from his military service, according to an article this week from Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.  With his gold medal in the men’s...

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    ASIAN GAMES Men’s Team Final – Golden Korea!!

    A five-hour thriller ended the 12 years South Korea had to wait to once again climb the highest spot of the Asian Games men’s team badminton event.  Once again China was denied the title a...

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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...

  • Korea’s Son has returned

    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...

  • Korean Olympians called back into the fold

    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 Corps, 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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