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  • 20150516_1636_sudirmancup2015_rs_l1395_rotator

    ASIAN TEAM CHAMPS – The first that isn’t

    For the first time, the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals will be preceded by a full-strength men’s and women’s team badminton championship tournament in Asia but there is more behind this new staging of what...

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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...

  • 20151023_2315_frenchopen2015_dsc_9484_rotator

    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...

  • 20150402_2017_malaysiaopen2015_yves0160_rotator

    Dozen to debut in Dubai

    Twelve new faces will be getting invitations to the 2015 BWF World Superseries Finals, including two twenty-year-olds, all of whom join badminton’s best in the sport’s new December retreat in Dubai to battle for the...

  • 20151025_1500_frenchopen2015_yn__8423_rotator

    8 spots clinched for Dubai

    New standing leaders Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na were among the 8 players or pairs who clinched their tickets to the BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai just before the Superseries tour began...

  • 20151018_1626_denmarkopen2015_rsal9862

    Sugiarto, Sung pencil in Dubai reservations

    Tommy Sugiarto and Sung Ji Hyun slipped into the top 8 in the Superseries rankings, placing them among the shuttlers to beat as five large chase packs also seek nominations for the Dubai season-ender. There...

  • 20150606_1131_indonesiaopen2015-rsal4669

    10 Superseries winners yet to book spots for Dubai

    The results are in for the first 8 events in the BWF World Superseries and winners of 10 of 40 titles awarded so far still lie outside the current top 8 who temporarily appear to...

  • Lee Chong Wei in; Lee, Chong Wei Feng out

    Lee Chong Wei in; Lee, Chong Wei Feng out

    Phase II qualifying lists for the 2015 BWF World Championships were released yesterday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and men’s singles showed rejections of most of the highest-profile players.  Previously announced in the Malaysian...

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