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BADMINTON Preview: Resurgent Japan looks for most wins ever in Japan Open in Tokyo

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The Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open is one of the prestige tournament on the Badminton World Tour and the home team will have plenty of...

BADMINTON: Doubles defenders Gideon & Sukamuljo and Fukushima & Hirota highlight Indonesia Open

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With a staggering $1.25 million in prize money on the line in the Indonesia Open, one of the richest stops on the BWF World...

BADMINTON Preview: $1,250,000 prize purse at stake in Indonesia Open in Jakarta, and everyone...

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One of the biggest prize purses in the sport is on offer in Jakarta (INA) for the 2019 Indonesia Open, now underway at the...

BADMINTON: Qualifiers fare best in Yonex U.S. Open in Fullerton

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Each division in a BWF World Tour tournament is seeded, with the expected best teams placed in favorable draws based on their ranking and...

BADMINTON Preview: BWF World Tour comes to Fullerton with Yonex U.S. Open

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The BWF World Tour’s annual stop in the United States is a Super 300 level tournament, this year at Titan Gymnasium at Cal State...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Not so fast on Australia for 2032, no racing at all...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXVth Olympiad ● International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach...

BADMINTON: Korea’s Ko and Shin record upset men’s Doubles win in Australian Open

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There was a time – five years ago – when Korea’s Sung Ko and Baek-Cheol Shin were on top of the world as the...

BADMINTON Preview: Top-ranked Matsumoto and Hagahara headline Crown Group Australian Open in Sydney

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The BWF World Tour has slowed down, with the Crown Group Australian Open in Sydney the only tourney scheduled for June. The fields are...

BADMINTON: China claims 11th Sudirman Cup title with 3-0 shutout of Japan

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There was every reason to expect Japan to give China a real challenge in the final of the 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup...

BADMINTON Preview: China looking to regain Sudirman Cup in Nanning

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Named in honor of Dick Sudirman, the founder of the Indonesian Badminton Association, the mixed-team championship of badminton will be played for the 16th...

BADMINTON: Stunning wins for Christie and An in New Zealand Open, but a bad...

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The long path to stardom always starts with surprise wins at smaller-scale tournaments, so did we see the start for two new stars in...

BADMINTON Preview: Japan has three top seeds in New Zealand Open

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After three straight major tournaments in Asia, the BWF World Tour heads south to Oceania for the New Zealand Open this week and the...

BADMINTON: Top-ranked Momota and Tai take Singapore Open titles

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Japan dominated the Singapore Open with four finalists and three winners, but the top-ranked Singles players in the world impressed with wins by Kento...

BADMINTON Preview: All five no. 1-ranked players and teams in Singapore Open

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The BWF World Tour’s Asian swing continues this week at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the Singapore Open, held continuously since 1987. It has...

BADMINTON: Four golds for China and one for Taipei in Malaysia Open

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Depending on how you look at it., China won four or all five divisions at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur, including a remarkable...

BADMINTON Preview: Best in the world lined up for Malaysia Open

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An outstanding field has gathered for the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur (MAS), with the top three in the BWF World Rankings...

BADMINTON: Axelsen and Intanon win again at India Open

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Danish star Viktor Axelsen is a commanding presence on the court at 6-4 (1.93 m) and was World Champion in 2017. But even the...

BADMINTON Preview: Six former champions headline India Open in New Delhi

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The 12th Yonex-Sunrise India Open is underway at the Siri For Indoor Stadium in New Delhi (IND), with five former champions among the entries....

BADMINTON: China sweeps singles titles at Yonex Swiss Open

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Despite the presence of two Olympic Champions in the field from China, it was Yuqi Shi who won the men’s Singles title at the...

BADMINTON Preview: Two Olympic champs in Yonex Swiss Open men’s Singles field

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After the thrill of the All-England Open, the BWF World Tour is a little calmer this week with a Level 300 Series tournament, the...

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