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Kidambi Srikanth to skip Thomas Cup

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Published: 07 May 2016
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New Delhi: World No. 12 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has decided to skip the Thomas Cup that will kick off on May 15 in Wuhan China, in order to keep himself fully fit and prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

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Kenichi Tago to find opportunities overseas after gambling penalty

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Published: 07 May 2016
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Tokyo: Six-time Japan national champion and the 2010 All England runner-up Kenichi Tago, who lost about 10 million yen in over 60 visits to illegal casinos in Tokyo and Yokohama from October 2014 to January 2016, is looking to resume his badminton career overseas after he received indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association.The punishments for Kenichi Tago's misconduct may seem too harsh! (photo: GettyImages)

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Zhao Yunlei prepares for life after badminton

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Published: 06 May 2016
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Beijing: "Having a clear goal of what we want to achieve in our life is key to achieving what we want and enjoying success."

China's World No. 1 mixed doubles player Zhao Yunlei wrote a Weibo (a Chinese social media platform equivalent of Facebook) post on May 4th to share her vision for the future, hinted that retirement could be her next move after Rio Olympics.Zhao Yunlei deserves more media attention for her outstanding achievements.

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Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

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Published: 05 May 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

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Ratchanok Intanon eyeing top-3 finish at Rio Olympics

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Published: 05 May 2016
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Bangkok: The Summer Olympic Games will take place in South America for the first time this year, as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the 31st edition of the quadrennial competition.Ratchanok Intanon vows to bring an Olympic medal back to Thailand. (photo: GettyImages)

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