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  • Asian Games minus a defending champ, plus former World Champs

    Asian Games minus a defending champ, plus former World Champs

    The badminton entry lists by individual event for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games have finally been made public and there are some surprises from Team China.  Absent from the women’s singles roster is World #2...

  • Simon and Jwala to miss Incheon Asian Games

    Simon and Jwala to miss Incheon Asian Games

    Following the news out of China that women’s doubles world #1 Tang Jinhua would be replaced in the Chinese Asian Games squad, both India and Indonesia have announced similarly disheartening news that will have a...

  • Vietnam Open moves and recovers

    Vietnam Open moves and recovers

    The Vietnam Open recovered from a partial stadium collapse on Tuesday by relocating to another facility and resuming play on Wednesday morning, according to an article published yesterday on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website. ...

  • Roof collapses at Vietnam Open; none hurt

    Roof collapses at Vietnam Open; none hurt

    A section of the roof collapsed yesterday during the Vietnam Open at Phan Dinh Phung Stadium in Hochiminh City.  Fortunately no players were hurt.  According to a translation in The Huffington Post, it was spectators...

  • WORLDS – Thailand, Japan hit by more withdrawals

    WORLDS – Thailand, Japan hit by more withdrawals

    Both Japan and Thailand reported to the World Championships in Copenhagen without some of their top singles prospects.  Each team is missing its top man – Boonsak Ponsana (pictured) of Thailand and Kenichi Tago of...

  • Home team avoids China in Asian Games draws

    Home team avoids China in Asian Games draws

    Both Korea’s men’s and women’s teams avoided China’s half in the draws for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, held today at the Harbor Park Hotel in Incheon.  Korea’s men’s team will still have its hands...

  • World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    The number of title defenses that will be mounted at next week’s BWF World Badminton Championships is down to two, following the withdrawal of 2013 men’s doubles champions Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan.  The BWF...

  • Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth Games hosts past and future have entered bids to host the 2017 Sudirman Cup, says a report released today by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).  Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland submitted...

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