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  • 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...

  • Lee Dong Keun draws World Championship short stick

    Lee Dong Keun draws World Championship short stick

    The draws for the 2014 BWF World Badminton Championships concluded in Kuala Lumpur today.  Once again, only men’s singles seeds will be in action for the round of 64 and the dreaded distinction of being...

  • Lee Hyun Il named to Korea’s Asian Games roster

    Lee Hyun Il named to Korea’s Asian Games roster

    34-year-old Lee Hyun Il was among the names announced today by Korea’s Yonhap News Agency as being members of the Korean badminton contingent for next month’s Incheon Asian Games.  Speculation in the Korean press began...

  • WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    The seedings have been done for the 2014 Li-Ning BWF World Badminton Championships and China, the only team that will be fielding the maximum 20 entries, has all but two of these among the seeds. ...

  • New scoring system gets first try out in Brazil Open

    New scoring system gets first try out in Brazil Open

    The first day of the Brazil Open Grand Prix featured the potential new scoring system. 15 matches were played for the qualification round with the best of 5 games to 11 points. The shortest match...

  • Team England reshuffle after World Champs

    Team England reshuffle after World Champs

    Today, Team England coach Jakob Høi confirmed that the Commonwealth Games and the following World Championships will be the last time some of the England team appear in their current pairings. “It’s been a long...

  • Commonwealth Games down to one defending champ

    Commonwealth Games down to one defending champ

    Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa became the only remaining 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallists who will return to defend their titles in Glasgow this month.  According to a report in Reuters today, Saina Nehwal has...

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