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    POLL – Who will be the next new world #1?

    Last year several of the world’s elite badminton players reached the prestigious #1 spot in the BWF World Rankings for the first time in their careers.  Who will be the first one to achieve that...

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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...

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    Matsutomo and Takahashi new World #1

    Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi (pictured) are the latest shuttlers to achieve the prestigious World #1 spot in the rankings published by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Photo: Badmintonphoto A quarter-final finish at the...

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    BWF to revamp Thomas & Uber Cups

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) revealed this week its strategy to do away with regional qualifying tournaments for the Thomas and Uber Cup competitions which, in turn, will grow to a larger, stronger competition. Intentions...

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    SPOTLIGHT – Oceania Champ James Eunson talks to Badzine

    Oceania men’s singles badminton champion James Eunson spoke to Badzine just days after Badminton New Zealand announced they would be rejecting the spot he had secured for the London Olympics. By Kira Rin, Badzine Correspondent. ...

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    FINAL DUMMY LISTS May 3rd – Delhi sends six more to London

    The final week of Olympic qualifying was by far the most productive this year in terms of changes, with 8 London tickets changing hands, far more than in the All England week.  Foremost among them...

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    OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 26th – Poles’ position subject to Aussie whims

    Despite winning the European Championships, Poland’s Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba are ‘out’ of Olympic qualifying territory, now that Australia has claimed a continental spot in mixed doubles, but there is a catch… Presenting the...

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    OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 19th – Stephan steps out

    Stephan Wojcikiewicz was not among the Canadians who struck gold in Peru last week and his misfortune compounded as he has just been bumped off the list of London qualifiers.  In fact, three Europeans have...

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