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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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    OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 12th – Gold down under brings Indonesians back near top

    Yonex Australian Open men’s doubles champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan continue their now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t visitations of Badzine’s Olympic Dummy List.  This time, it was their trip to the top of the podium in Sydney –...

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    OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 5th – More Pan Am shuffling

    Michelle Li (photo) and Alex Bruce‘s success in Finland will once again change the “who’s who” in this week’s Badzine Olympic Dummy list. This victory – in the presence of the three pairs from the...

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