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December

Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Danes Fly Flag for Europeans

Lee Chong Wei Triumphs In Masters Finals

Chin and Wong on Fire for Malaysia

Hong Kong's Zhou Reigns in Sabah

Koo and Tan Regain World-Beating Form

Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

High Hopes for Indonesian Pair

BWF Fury Over Olympic Move to Wembley Arena

Gade-Christensen Looks to Bridge The Gap

Lee Wins Seventh Straight Malaysian National Title

Major Blow as China Pull Out of Finals

Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

Lin Eyes Top Prize in Season Finale

Koo and Tan Take Aim at Masters

Russians Keen to Develop Badminton

High Hopes for India's Leading Players

Vietnam's Minh Triumphs in Home Open

Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

Chen Stuns Lin in Hong Kong Open Final

Veteran Wang Delights Home Fans

Double Triumph for China's Zhang

Koreans Take Men's Doubles Title in Hong Kong

Malaysia's Wong Vows to Fight Back

November

Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Zhang Makes Successful Coaching Debut

Jiang Triumphs in China

Jung and Lee Win Men's Doubles

Korean Pair Shine in Mixed Doubles

Olympic Champ Lin Back With A Bang

Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

National Academy for Malaysia

Djoko Becomes New Indonesia Badminton President

Hong Kong Zhou Triumphs in New Zealand

Lee Plans China and Hong Kong Assault

Malaythong Lives Out American Dream

Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

Britain in Search for Top-Class Coach

England Dominate Poland

Lee Out to Silence His Critics

Yap Eager to Groom Future Malaysian Stars

Zhou's Return to The Top "A Miracle"

Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

China Dominate Men's Singles

Nehwal Wins World Junior Title

No Stopping Markis and Hendra

Dane Gade Wins Second Straight Tournament

Wang Lin Triumphs in French Open

October

Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Rashid and Rexy Lead Malaysia's 2012 Ambitions

Danes Want to Keep Their Own Style

Malaysia to Stage Masters Finals

Padukone's Film-Star Daughter Keen on Badminton Movie

Filipino Event Lures Young Talent

China Win Suhandinata Cup

Another Chance for Lee Chong Wei

Gade Triumphs on Home Turf

HK's Zhou Leads NZ Open Line-Up

Padukone Keen to Open Bahrain Academy

Malaysia Wants Doubles Success in World Juniors

Sony Crashes Out to Chetan in Denmark

Unstoppable Indonesians Win Again

Wang Breaks Two-Year Title Drought

Xie Willing to Wait for Lin

Top European Field for Strasbourg Masters

International Experience for Indonesian Youngsters

Lee Chong Wei to Miss Danish Open

Pi Hoping for Home Advantage in French Open

Tedjono Wins Dutch Open

Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

Wallwork to be Robertson's New Partner

Bahrain to Host International Event

Canada's McKee Savours PanAm Victory

Malaysia Win Men's Doubles Gold

Play Doubles and Singles to Improve Skills

Greysia a Smashing Success in Indonesia

London Proposes Wembley Arena for Badminton

Sports Medicine Boost for Malaysian Players

Jwala Scores More Doubles Success

Taufik Looking for More Glory

Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

England Fight Back to Beat Germany

Fresh Controversy Hits Singapore Body

Lee Looking for Lift in Denmark

Philippines Open Returns in 2009

Youngsters Out for Glory in Indonesia Event

Padukone Gets Behind Abu Dhabi Tournament

Double Delight for Hong Kong's Zhou

India's Anand Triumphs in Germany

Petya Wins Bulgaria Event

Taufik Returns to Winning Ways

Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

Fernando Academy Boosting Coaching in Canada

Macau Mission for Koo and Tan

New Zealand Tournament in Jeopardy

Sugiarto Hopes for Top Post May be Blocked

Top Malaysian Players Leave BAM

Chinese Women Down Macau Pair in Final

Markis and Hendra Triumph in China

Sony Wins Second Straight Title

Xie and Zhang Win Mixed Crown

Zhou Flies Flag for Hong Kong

September

Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Government Ruins Gopichand's Academy Dream

Sony Aims for Two in a Row

Sri Lanka's Malaysian Coach Finally Gets Paid

Umpiring Course for Maltese Officials

Young Partners Step Up for Malaysia

Boost for New Zealand Juniors

Expose Youngsters to the Big-Time, Says Lee

Filipinos Want Change, India Change Venue

Padukone Pays Tribute to Hartono as The Greatest Ever

Sony Ruins Lee Chong Wei's Japan Title Hopes

Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

Hariyanto and Hartono Turn Back Clock

India Set Commonwealth Games Target

Lee Chong Wei Eyeing Japan Success

Olympic Among Vietnam Retirees

Thomas and Uber Cups to Stay Together

BWF Out to Prevent Thrown Matches in Thomas and Uber Cups

India's Nehwal Wins Taiwan Open

Taipei Triumph for Santoso

Badminton Enjoys Best-Ever Olympics in Beijing

Malaysia Seeks Lift from Sports Science

Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

Indonesian Iron Lady Denies Manager's Role

Lee and Lin Seek China Masters Glory

NZ's Moody Sets Higher Goals After Olympic Loss

Players Gear Up for Taiwan Open

Rashid's Wishes to be Granted

Misbun Calls for More Singles Coaches

Golden Lee Defends Post-Olympics Partying

Indonesia Breaks Up Semi-Final Pair

Indonesia Hoping to Live Up to Gold Burden

Lee Wants to Justify Top Ranking

Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

England Groom Youngsters

Indonesian Shuttlers Gear Up for Taiwan Event

Malaysia's Deaf Gold Medallists Want Recognition

New Zealand Badminton Town Upgrades Training Centre

Rexy Slams 'Arrogant' Koo

Chaos Reigns in Sri Lanka Badminton

Lee Chong Wei Rises to World Number One

Malaysia Forced to Bank on Badminton, Says Sports Chief

Rashid Wants More Overseas Chances for Youngsters

Sridhar Wins Top Indian Award


August

Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Scotland Expands Talent Search Across Borders

Brunei on Alert for Fake Goods

Japan Open Feels Olympic Sting

Malaysia Looks to Younger Generation to Carry Flag

South Korean Lee Hyo-jung Adjusting to Fame

Briton White Looks Forward to 2012

Chinese Officials Intimidated Olympic Umpires, Says Indian Judge

Lee Chong Wei Wants to Snub 'Political' Functions

New-Look, Unified BWF Sets Sights on Future

State Title and Cash Award for Misbun

Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

Mixed Feelings for Returning Lee Chong Wei

Badminton Secure for Next Two Olympics

China Leads Asian Dominance

Golden Boy Lin Dan Vows to Battle On

Malaysia may look to Rashid

Indonesians Hail Future Queen Yulianti

China Coach Happy with Three Gold Medals

Zhang Defies Age to Successfully Defend Olympic Title

Super Dan Wins Men's Singles Gold Medal

Gold for Indonesia and South Korea


Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

Lin and Lee Set for Fireworks in Final as China Clinch Women's Doubles Gold

Lee Hyun-Il Stuns Bao in Beijing

Chinese Players on Target for Five Golds

Yulianti Flies Indonesian Flag

British Pair Revive Memories of Athens

Gade and Chen Advance to Quarter-Finals

Japanese Pair Upset Chinese Top Seeds

Lee Ends Jonassen's Campaign

Rasmussen and Wang Suffer Shock Defeats

Taufik Falls at First Hurdle

Koreans Want to Add to Gold Medal Tally

Players Give Thumbs Up for Beijing Venue

Taiwanese Pair Eye Semi-Final Place

Taufik Refuses to Rule Out Gold Hopes

Thailand's Boonsak Looks to Go One Better

Indonesia Set Modest Targets for Beijing

British Pair Shifts Pressure on to Chinese Rivals

Speculation Rife Over Future of Malaysian Head Coach Yap

Ugandans Relieved After 'Missing' Ekiring Surfaces

Xie Eager to Grab Her Olympic Chance

Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

Beijing Badminton Organisers Fuming Over 'False' English Flag Report

Old and Young, Tall and Short Compete for Olympic Honours

Malaysian Badminton Chief Offers Gold Medal Challenge to Olympians

Taufik Back in Training After Fever Scare

Third Party Line Judges to be Used for Olympic Competition

China's Xie Favoured for Olympic Gold

Chinese Look Strong in Women's and Mixed Doubles

Ekiring Hoping to Lift African Fortunes at Olympics

Top-Seeded Indonesians Hoping for Men's Doubles Glory

Tough Draws for Lin and Lee

July


Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Water Commercial Raises Profile of American Badminton Duo

Badminton Tops Popularity in England Survery

Padukone Wants Olympic Medal to Boost Indian Badminton

Players' Chief Wants More Action on 'Match-Fixing'

Rexy Takes it Easy on Malaysia's Doubles Pairs

Malaysia's Wong Wants Cool Head to Tackle Young Olympic Rivals

Canadian Rice Out to Make Singles Impact In Beijing

Hong Kong's Wang Hoping to Crash China Party

Indonesian Coach Wants Return to The Glory Days

Malaysian Pair Celebrate Junior Doubles Title


Week 3----------------------------------------------------------------top

Young Englishman Sets Sights on London Games

Belarus Put Their Faith in Teenager Konon

Lee Knows There is No Second Chance

Lin Plays Down Temperamental Reputation

Rexy Tells Doubles Partners to Let It All Out

Rexy has High Hopes for Men's Doubles Pairs

Canada's Beres Looks Forward to Third Olympics

Disgraced New Zealand Player Spared Life Ban

Gunalan Breaks Final Ties With Badminton

Haryanto Turns Back the Clock at US Open


Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------top

Powerful Emms Sets Her Sights on Glory

Broadcasters Happy as BWF Brings Forward Olympic Draw

Chattanooga Badminton Aces Lament Lack of Enthusiasm

Indonesia's Top Players Ordered to Miss National Games

Lee Hoping to Inspire Next Generation of Malaysian Singles Players

Vietnam's Nguyen Stars in Home Event

Boonsak Hoping to Make Up for Athens Disappointment

Chaudhary and Akram Take Top Honours in Pakistan Tournament

Malaysian Wong Happy to Assist Lee's Medal Hopes

Rivals Try to Unravel China's Secrets


Week 1----------------------------------------------------------------top

Chinese Shuttlers Steal Honours at Thailand Open

Last Chance Saloon for Fallen Malaysian Star Hafiz

Pakistan Hoping to Groom Young Stars With Annual Tournament

Korean Coach Suspended Over Scandal

Future Referees Attend Prague Course

Padukone's Academy Attracts Overseas Players

Aussie Carroll Delights in Late Call-Up for Olympic Duty

Malaysia's Lee and Wong to Receive Words of Encouragement from Teammates

Nidhi Hopes for Break Out for Indian Female Players

Nigerian Daniels in Top Form, Says Coach


June


Week 4----------------------------------------------------------------top

Fairuzizuan and Zakry Nail Second Straight Super Series Title

Koo's Absence Riles Rexy

Lee Chong Wei Feeling the Pressure

Sony Steps Out Of Taufik's Shadow With Home Victory

Africa Starts to Assemble Its Stars for Olympic Glory

Aussie Hopes Resting on Smith

Malaysian Stars Focus on The Task Ahead

Preparation for 2012 Games Begin

Scots Kids Have Fun in Perth


Week 3------------------------------------------------top

Newhal Looks to Improve in Beijing

Rasmussen Hoping to Make History in Beijing

Sri Lankan Include Female Olympic Shuttler for The First Time

Top Seed Troubled by a Tricky Start

Top Players Miss Out on Indonesian Open

China Ready for Olympic Onslaught

Denmark Hopes for Beijing Gold

Drop Outs Affect the Singapore Open

Malaysia Battle Hard in Singapore

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei Wins Singapore Open Title


Week 2----------------------------------------------------------------------------top

Taufik faces uphill task to defend Olympic title, says official

Lee Chong Wei faces Singapore test

Sridhar has busy schedule ahead of Olympics

Dream come true for Kiwi Flavell

British squad ready for Singapore challenge

South Korean controversy at the Thomas Cup

Young Scots success

Cann suffers defeat at the European Circuit Finals

Lang and Zweibler pass their semi test

New Zealand badminton stars set for Beijing


Week 1-------------------------------------------------------------------top

Super Series Qualifiers Cut Down to 16 Players

BWF Wants Explanation from China Over Match Fixing Comment

English Win in Toulouse

Eva Kee Carries American Pride

Eva Lee to Fly American Flag at Olympics

Gunalan Closes Chapter With BWF Resignation

How Best to Prepare for The Olympics

Hughes Comes Close to Winning Again

Malaysia Bank on Choong and Lee for men's Doubles

Malaysian Badminton Controversy Continues


May

Week 4------------------------------------------------top

Minnows Hoping for Beijing Run

Aussie 5 Bound for Beijing

BWF Tapping New Sponsors While Looking at Hawk-Eye Technology

China Ready to Sweep Olympics

England Players Make Up Great Britain Squad

Gunalan Puts Positive Spin on BWF Ousting

Indian Hopes for Pavitra

Lee Chong Wei Puts Himself in Line for Medal Glory in Beijing

Magee Heads to Beijing

Malaysian Badminton Squad Still to be Finalised

Thomas Cup Too Far for Europe

BWF Wants Different System to Prevent Teams from Throwing Matches

China Storm to Third Straight Thomas Cup Title

China Triumphs at the Uber Cup

Dominant China Romp to Uber Cup Victory

England Suffer Highs and Lows at The Thomas Cup

Europeans Falter at the Uber Cup

Host Nation Shock at the Thomas Cup

Knock-Out Punch for Malaysian BWF Stalwart Gunalan

Malaysia Aiming to Strengthen Pool of Players


Week 3------------------------------------------------------------------------------top

Bad Boys Lin and Taufik Aim for Fireworks at Thomas Cup

BWF Apologies for Uber Cup Scheduling Controversy

China Armed with Powerful Men's Singles Line-Up

Chinese Cannot Be Beaten, Says Realistic Korean Coach

Koreans Pack Powerful Doubles Punch

Controversy at The Uber Cup

Irish Badminton Stars Wait on Olympic Verdict

Malaysian Brothers All Set for Thomas Cup

Robertson Surgery Goes Well

Scots Veterans on Song in Dublin


Week 2-------------------------------------------------------------------top

Danish Delight at the Victor Dutch International

English Go With Youth for the Thomas Cup

Laos Finds Its Badminton Feet

Leith Repeats History for The Family Line

Robertson Injury Blow

Uber Cup Preview - Chinese Squad Aim for 11th Title

Lee Chong Wei Hoping to Repay Coach Misbun

Malaysian Players Warned Against Match-Fixing

Nguyen Set to Make History for Vietnam

Thomas Cup Preview - China Ready to Dominate Yet Again


Week 1---------------------------------------------------------top

Bankier Misses Out on Beijing

Deadline for European Circuit Final Approaches

English Stars Shine in Montreal

Hong Kong's Yip Seeks Spiritual Fulfillment

Indonesia Pick Scratch Pair for Finals

Lin Dan Eyes Thomas Cup and Olympic Double

Malaysian Chief Warns Players Against Match-Fixing

Revenge for Gomez in Canada

Welsh Wonder Loses Out

Youngster Arif Given Chance to Shine at Thomas Cup


April


Week 4------------------------------------------------top

Chen Jin Clinches Beijing Place

China Takes Women's Singles and Doubles Titles in Johor Bahru

English Players Battle to Semis

Lin Dan Takes It Easy Against Chen

Malaysians Look to Beijing Games for Glory

No All England Final in Denmark

Park Claims Asian Crown as Koreans Rejoice

Triumphant Jonassen Leads Danish Assault on European Honours

Welsh Struggle Against the English

Yuan Gao Shows Her Class Yet Again


Week 3------------------------------------------------top

Welsh Students Beat the Scots

Asian Olympic Race Nears the Finish

Badminton Bonanza in Govan

Bille Joy in Finland

Cann Triumphs After Tricky Times

Olympic Officials Concerned by China's "fix" Claim

Taufik Withdraws from ABC

Fans Expected to Flock to Asian Badminton Championships

Lee Chong Wei Has Triple Target

Lin In Hot Water Again


Week 2-----------------------------------------------------------------------------top

Badminton Official Sees Funny Side of April 1 Olympic Joke

Emms carries a flame for the Olympics

Finnish Event Before the European Championships Start

Hashim to go all out at ABC

Late Draw Sustains Tension for Asian Championships

Local heroes light up Poland

New names on the trophies at the Scottish Junior Badminton Championships

Singapore Worried About Susilo's Olympic Chances After Lovers' Quarrel

Smith Looking Good for Final Olympic Spot

Thailand's Ponsana Dashes Anand's Hopes of Home Glory


Week 1------------------------top

Lang triumphs again

Smith calls time on badminton career

Welsh players hit form abroad

Young Scots triumph in Denmark

Here comes the Europe Circuit Finals

Indonesians count on endurance training to be fighting fit for Olympics

Sairul upset at BAM for leaving him out of Asian Championships

Lee Chong Wei aims for seventh national title

Nigeria set to strut their stuff at Uber Cup Finals

Light at the end of tunnel for Koo and Tan


March


Week 4---------------------------------------------------top

China Coach Admits to Fixing Olympic Match

American Bach Hoping to Bring Back World Title Form

Wong Choong Hann Pulls Out of National Champs to Focus on Olympic Hopes

Lee Chong Wei Ponders Participation in the Asian Championships

India's Sridhar Aiming to Hit the Big Time

Bolton Badminton Makes History

Emms Aims to Bow Out in Style

No China Crisis in Switzerland

Portuguese Men and Women of War

Scots Hopes Flounder in Portugal


Week 3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------top

Big-headed Koo Needs to Abandon Party Life or Face Olympic Chop

Lin Dan Hits Back with Swiss Open Victory

Sri Lankan Team Manager Accused of Fabricating BWF News Release

India to host US$1.2 million tournament in April

Clark and Kellogg Aim for Olympic Seeding Boost

Brits Clash in Switzerland

Excitement Abounds at the German Juniors

Finland Rejoice at the Croatian International

Hong Kong Make the Uber Cup

New Zealand Youngster Hits Malaysia


Week 2--------------------------------------------top

Kong Steals Ladies Day in Richmond

What a Final at Richmond

Irish Eyes Smile in Finland

Opening Day Upsets At England Open

An Asian Invasion of the German Open

Malaysians Handed Tough Thomas Cup Finals Draw

Rasmussen Breaks Chinese Stranglehold on All England Women's Singles Title

Chen Shocks Injured Lin in Final

Koreans Dominate Doubles as Chinese Pair Win Third Straight Mixed Title

Malaysians Look Ahead after All England Disappointment


Week 1----------------------------------------------------top

Austrian Tournament Awaits Confident Scots

Glasgow Badminton Championship a Major Draw

Scots Battle Hard in Austria

Students Shine at the Scottish University Championships

Young Scots Battle in England

Badminton Comes Under Scrutiny at All England Championships

Koreans Dominate German Open

Hafiz in Desperate Bid to Qualify for Beijing Olympics

Koo and Tan Ready for All England Defence

Robertson Hopes to Scare Chinese at All England


February


Week 4-----------------------------------------------------------------top

Malaysia Battle to Beat Korea in Thomas Cup Qualifier Final

South Korea Triumph in Uber Cup Qualifiers

Malaysian Players Owned RM1.5 million

Chong Wei Prepares for Possible Taufik All England Clash

UAE Take First Steps with Inaugural Ranking Tournament

Danish Delight at the Double

Scottish Ladies Make the Quarters

Scottish Men Make History at the Thomas Cup

Scottish Women Stun France

Top Seeds Send Scottish Men Packing


Week 3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------top

Denmark Sweep both Gold Medals in European Championships

BAM Promises to Help Hafiz with His Finances

Malaysian Coach Misbun Warns about Lazy Attitude with Thomas Cup on the Horizon

Indian Government Refuses to Budge on Bird-Flu Shuttlecock Crisis

Vaughn Fears for Funding Over Darfur Stance

Emms Hits the Comeback Trail

England Start Strongly in Holland

Female Scots do the Whitewash

Glasgow & Strathclyde Under 15s

Scots Ladies Do it Again


Week 2---------------------------------------------------------------------------------top

BWF Has High Hopes for Cancelled Super Series Grand Final

Indian Great Padukone Frustrated by BAI Inaction Amid Shuttlecock-Bird Flu Crisis

Malaysias Wong Choong Hann Looks For One More Title Before Retirement

Malaysia Considers Transfer Fees for Clubs After Hafiz Makes Sudden Switch

Welshman Lewis Makes Funding Breakthough for Great Britain

After the Championships, the Local Game Returns

Double Up In Manchester

Singles Joy For Middlesex

Training Up Tomorrows Stars

Yuan Geo a Three Times Runner-up


Week 1-----------------------------------------------------------------top

Vietnam Nguyen Hopes to Secure Olympic Berth

Burns Night with a Badminton Twist

Excitment Builds for the English National Badminton Championships

Illness Causes Emms to Miss Out

Lee Chong Wei Leads Malaysia Thomas Cup Hopes

Malaysians Enjoy Favourable Uber Cup Qualifying Draw

Olympic hope Li Li walks out on Singapore badminton

Sad News for Scottish Badminton fans

Scottish National Badminton Championships Set To Start

Several Korean line judges acted too soon





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