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Malaysian badminton team is ready for Rio

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Published: 16 July 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

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Goh Jin Wei exits Asian Junior Badminton Championships

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Published: 15 July 2016
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Bangkok: World Junior Champion Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia who was hoping to win the Asian Junior Championships in Bangkok, lost her quarter-final match to Korean player Kim Ga Eun in 57 minutes on Friday.Goh Jin Wei falls short in bid for her fist Asian Junior title. (photo: BWF)

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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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