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  • 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...

  • Lee Chong Wei to miss Commonwealth Games

    Lee Chong Wei to miss Commonwealth Games

    2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lee Chong Wei will miss the upcoming Glasgow Games due to injury, according to a report today in Malaysian daily The Star.  The report says that the world #1 aggravated...

  • No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released a list of tournaments that will be testing the 5×11-point scoring system and one thing that stands out is that only one Grand Prix event, the 2014 Dutch Open...

  • EUROPEAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Vladivostok keeps title

    EUROPEAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Vladivostok keeps title

    The Russian team of Primorye Vladivostok and its line-up of stars, led by giant Vladimir Ivanov, kept their title in the European Club Championships – badminton’s “champions league” on Saturday in Amiens, France. They beat...

  • French media reveals match fixing

    French media reveals match fixing

    One of the famous French media outlets  L’Express revealed today that some badminton matches in the lesser ranked tournaments are being fixed and brought to light the experience of a French person who often rewards...

  • Auckland International to test new scoring system

    Auckland International to test new scoring system

    The Fernbaby Auckland International Series has become one of the first, if not the first, to answer the call from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to participate in the new 5×11 scoring system experiment. “BWF...

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN – Another #1 gone

    AUSTRALIAN OPEN – Another #1 gone

    The Australian Superseries has suffered the loss of another top seed prematurely.  Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad pulled out due to injury just before his match against Jamie Subandhi / Phillip Chew of USA.  It was a...

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN – Late withdrawal of MD world #1

    AUSTRALIAN OPEN – Late withdrawal of MD world #1

    Further to the announcement at the managers’ meeting, at 4pm local time on the eve of the Star Australian Open Superseries, that the men’s singles draw will be without its top two men’s singles seeds...

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