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Bolton star forced to pull out of the English National Badminton Championships with heart condition (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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Bolton's Gary Fox admits he can’t wait to feel like his old self again after his heart condition reared its ugly head at the English National Badminton Championships.

After he and Ben Stawski’s men’s doubles journey had ended in the second round by number three seeds Matthew Nottingham from Macclesfield and partner Chris Coles, disaster struck for Fox.Gary with Sophie Brown

The 23-year-old is due to have an operation in a fortnight after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last October, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

But despite this Fox was still competing in the Milton Keynes this weekend as he went for glory in both the men’s and mixed doubles events.

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Chong Wei To Partner Arch-Rival Lin Dan In Exhibition Doubles Match, in Lingshui, China (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei has always stood across the net from Lin Dan of China but come Sunday, the two greatest players will do the unthinkable – team up in the men’s doubles event in the name of sports promotion.

On Monday, Chong Wei said that he was looking forward to the prospect of playing alongside Lin Dan in an exhibition match on Feb 16 in Lingshui, China, in conjunction with the opening of a new national training centre in the province. Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan (right) in a file photo. The long-time rivals will be pairing up to play as a doubles pair against Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China in an exhibition match.

And to make it even more mouth-watering, the duo will take on five-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China.

It is the first time that Lin Dan will be making his appearance in front of his fans after having beaten Chong Wei in the final of the World Championships in Guangzhou last August.

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Chong Wei looking forward to Laureus Awards (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will be one of the guests in this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards on March 26 and he is thrilled with the prospect of meeting a gala of sports stars.

On Monday, the two-time Olympic Games silver medallist Chong Wei said he had received an invitation letter to attend the awards ceremony, which is dubbed the Oscars of sports. World record holder Usain Bolt in a file photo. Lee Chong Wei is looking forward to meeting Bolt at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

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Gail Emms’ badminton comeback gets 
off to winning start (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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Gail Emms got her badminton ‘comeback’ off to a winning start at the English National Badminton Championships in Milton Keynes today.

The 36-year-old 2004 Olympic silver medallist and former world, European and Commonwealth champion teamed up with last year’s mixed doubles runner-up Marcus Ellis to defeat Ben Stawski and Alex Langley in their second-round contest after an opening bye.Gail Emms

But their performance was not without a minor hiccup at the start. Ellis and Emms let slip the opening game as she looked a little rusty before settling down and turning things round 13-21 21-10 21-6.

Emms, who won this mixed doubles title six times with three different partners before retiring after the 2008 Olympics, will now face 2012 champions and the world’s fifth-ranked pair in Chris and Gabby Adcock when the tournament moves to the arena:stadiumMK tomorrow for the quarter and semi-final stages.

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IOC elections at Sochi Olympics includes Badminton Champion (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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Badminton Olympic champion and Badminton World Federation Poul-Erik Hoyer was elected as an International Olympic Committee member before the Olympic Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.Poul-Erik Hoyer became IOC Member

Zaiqing Yu replaced newly-elected IOC President Thomas Bach as IOC vice president, while Turkey’s Ugur Erdener was elected to the IOC Executice Board, replacing Sam Ramsamy.

Beatrice Allen, Nicole Hoevertsz and His Royal Highness Tunku were reelected after discussions regarding the preparations for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games.

 

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