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Badminton could move to Wembley for 2012 (pic)

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Published: 14 October 2008
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Wembley is poised to play a much bigger role in the organisation of the 2012 Olympics than originally planned.

BBC London has learned that London 2012 officials have been looking for some time at scrapping their original plans to build a temporary arena near to the 02 to stage badminton and rhythmic gymnastics.

There had been proposals to move the two sports to ExCel indoor arena, which is already staging a variety of 2012 events, but there is not enough space.

Now officials are seriously looking at taking badminton back to the Wembley Arena, a spiritual home for the sport. The prestigious All-England championships were staged at the arena - which is right next to the outdoor stadium - between 1957 and 1993.

 
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Nathan Robertson going for gold at London 2012 with new partner Jenny Wallwork (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 October 2008
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Nathan Robertson will attempt to win Olympic gold in 2012 with a new mixed doubles partner after announcing a successor to Gail Emms.

Emms retired after the Beijing Games and Robertson will now try to recreate the same on-court chemistry with Jenny Wallwork, a 21-year-old from Bolton, in a bid to win the one medal eluding the 31-year-old. New era: Nathan Robertson will go for 2012 gold with Jenny Wallwork

 

Winnipegger wins two gold at Badminton Pan Ams

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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Winnipeg's David Snider picked up two gold medals at the Pan American Badminton Championships earlier this week.

Snider beat fellow Canadian Stephen Wojcikiewicz in the men's singles final 2-0 (21-7, 23-21) to claim his first gold medal and helped the Maple Leaf win a second gold in the team competition.

Snider played for Canada in the singles match, a 48-minute affair which saw the local player drop the first set 21-18. He re-grouped in the next game (winning 21-16) and then closed things out with a convincing 21-13 score in the final set. Team Canada defeated Peru by a 3-2 decision in the final to take the team gold.

TIME FOR A RUN

Over a thousand runners are registered for the 2008 Provincial High School Cross-Country Running Championships, which gets underway tomorrow in Roseisle.

Runners will compete in two classifications of each of the categories of junior varsity girls, junior varsity boys, varsity girls and varsity boys. The girls take on a challenging 3,000-metre distance, while the boys tackle a 5,000m course made up of hills and backwoods terrain.

 
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13 countries join U-19 badminton event

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Published: 08 October 2008
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Niken Prathivi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

A total of 457 under-19 shuttlers from 13 countries are taking part in the inaugural US$10,600 Tangkas-Alfamart Open Badminton Championships 2008.

The tournament, to be held at the Tennis Indoor Stadium of the Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, started Tuesday.

 
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Two weeks' training to sharpen Chong Wei

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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THE Denmark Open will be an important Super Series event for Lee Chong Wei and men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong who will be targeting victory in Odense on Oct 21-26 for different reasons.

Chong Wei, the top seed, has not won a title since becoming the World No 1 in August, and will be determined to silence his critics by taking the title. Chong Wei's last two attempts, at the Japan and Macau Opens over the last three weeks, was halted in the final by Indonesians Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Taufik Hidayat respectively.

However, this was because Chong Wei wasn't well prepared for the two tournaments as celebrations after securing the Beijing Olympics silver medal had taken its toll on the 25-year-old.

The next two weeks of training should improve his physical conditioning as the Denmark Open will be a tougher field despite the absence of China's Olympic champion Lin Dan.

Chong Wei opens his campaign against compatriot Sairul Amar Ayub, and a win will see him up against another Malaysian, Hafiz Hashim before setting up a possible quarter-final clash against Simon Santoso of Indonesia.
China's third seed Bao Chunlai will provide Chong Wei with the toughest challenge as they are drawn to meet in the last four, and another win could see him meet another player from China, second seed Chen Jin.

Meanwhile, Kien Keat-Boon Heong are on the comeback trail and winning the Denmark Open will put them back solidly among the men's doubles elite again.
 
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