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  • 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...

  • 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. ...

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