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BAM reverses decision to exclude Rashid from World Champs

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Published: 18 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Facing heavy criticism by media, players and government officials, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced Monday that they have reversed their decision to remove national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek from the World Championships squad.Rashid Sidek is a world-renowned and well-respected badminton coach

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Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

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Published: 17 August 2014
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Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of the torch bearers for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The Summer Youth Olympic Games is taking place from in Nanjing, China from 16 to 28 August and feature 3,800 young athletes. Lin Dan was very happy and excited as this was the first time he participated in such torch relay.Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

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Jwala Gutta: We need a chief coach for doubles

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Published: 17 August 2014
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Hyderabad: Jwala Gutta does not see a great future for doubles in the country unless immediate steps are taken by the authorities. Essentially, she seeks a new independent coach in place of Pullela Gopichand, who also handles doubles.Jwala Gutta's relationship with India's national coach Pullela Gopichand has deteriorated ever since Gopichand chose to remain silent on the proposed life ban on her by the Badminton Association of India for alleged breach of discipline on October 2013.

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Chong Wei benefits from Hendrawan’s experience

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Published: 16 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Hendrawan, the 2000 Summer Olympics men's singles silver medalist, and winner of the 2001 World Championships will be assisting men's singles coach Tey Seu Bock in the BWF World Championships that will take place August 25-31 in Copenhagen, Denmark.Hendrawan trains with Lee Chong Wei

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Chan Peng Soon to split with Lai Pei Jing

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Published: 16 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Despite gradual progress towards stabilization and better results, Malaysia's mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to split up the partnership of Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he is planning to form two strong mixed doubles pairs for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon in Glasgow Commonwealth Games

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