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    POLL – Who will earn double tickets to Rio?

    Four months remain in the Olympic badminton qualifying period and several players stand the chance of qualifying in not one, but two disciplines.  Which shuttlers do you think will end up in possession of such...

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    RACE TO RIO – Korea and China double down

    The qualification period soon begins its ninth month with Korea and China on the verge of putting two entries forward in every discipline. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto Despite all the tradition and prestige of...

  • Few good men and even fewer women in for Rio dry run

    Few good men and even fewer women in for Rio dry run

    Two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan is heading to Rio early.  The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released the entry lists for next month’s Brasil Grand Prix badminton competition and Lin stands out as a very...

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    What if…the Olympic qualifying period ended now?

    Once again, our team at Badzine has begun to publish “dummy lists” of potential qualified players, this time for the 2016 Rio Olympics.  We publish the first list today, to coincide with the kick-off of...

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    Lee Chong Wei’s rocky road to Rio

    Malaysian men’s singles star Lee Chong Wei has stated publicly that he will retire if given the standard 2-year doping ban but in the event that he can get a reduction, how short a ban...

  • BWF President wants changes to IOC voting

    BWF President wants changes to IOC voting

    Not even a year after he was elected as an IOC Council Member, Denmark’s Poul-Erik Hoyer voiced an idea which could revolutionize the institution. In an interview given to the online portal insidethegames.biz, the BWF...

  • India back into IOC

    India back into IOC

    The fear that Saina Nehwal and her compatriots might not be competing under their nation’s flag in Rio is gone. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) just lifted the ban which was pending over India. The...

  • New Olympic qualification rule for more nations to compete

    New Olympic qualification rule for more nations to compete

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that its council had decided to decrease the maximum number of players involved in the Olympic singles draws. As was the case for the doubles, only 2 singles...

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