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BWF plans to launch beach Badminton

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Published: 14 July 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Badminton’s governing body said on Thursday (July 14) that it is considering staging beach events and also a push into e-gaming as it seeks to expand the sport’s appeal to a new generation.

“Badminton must be a part of these worlds in which there is huge potential for our sport to succeed,” the Badminton World Federation said in a statement after a meeting in Kunshan, China.

The federation will study possible venues for outdoor tournaments, and particularly beach events, following a route already successfully taken by sports like volleyball and football.Beach Badminton could potentially spice up the sport.

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Thailand's badminton player fails drug test

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Published: 13 July 2016
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Bangkok: As rumors swirl around the Thailand badminton community upon some unconfirmed reports, a high profile badminton star from Thailand had failed a drug test conducted after the completion of the 2016 Asian Badminton Championships in China last April.The badminton community should let the truth unveil itself, and should not jump to the conclusion too quickly.

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China beat Korea to win Asian Junior Mixed Team Event

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Published: 12 July 2016
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Bangkok: China, the team that beat Malaysia in the quarter-finals, and Japan in the semi-finals, proved too much for Korea as the defending champions clinched Asia Junior mixed team championships title with the 3-1 final win on Tuesday.The Chinese team (blue shirt) and the Korean team (black shirt) pose for pictures after the Asian Junior mixed team final. (photo: BadmintonAsia)

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Parupalli Kashyap: Saina Nehwal is India's best bet for Olympic medal

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Published: 11 July 2016
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New Delhi: The 2014 Commonwealth Games men's singles champion Parupalli Kashyap of India said India's World No. 5 women's shuttler Saina Nehwal is the country's best bet to clinch a meal at the Rio Olympics.Parupalli Kashyap (left) and Lee Chong Wei play for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

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Carsten Mogensen/Mathias Boe win the 2016 US Open Title

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Published: 11 July 2016
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El Monte: Who would have thought Carsten Mogensen could play competitive badminton again after undergoing a brain surgery to treat ruptured aneurysm in his brain in February. Even more amazing, who would have thought Mogensen and his men's doubles partner Mathias Boe could make a comeback and win a men's doubles title again?Congratulations to Carsten Mogensen/Mathias Boe for winning the 2016 US Open!

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