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Glasgow 2014: Royals pay a visit to England shuttlers

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Published: 24 July 2014
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Glasgow: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met with England badminton team ahead of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were chatting with Chris and Gabby Adcock of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters

 

Glasgow 2014: Malaysia to put eggs in several baskets

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Published: 23 July 2014
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Glasgow: The conventional wisdom in sport is that if you want your athletes to perform well in the tournament, you would want them to stay focused and getting enough rest. Obviously, the Malaysian coaches preferred a different approach when it comes to maximizing the chances of winning in the 20th Commonwealth Games.Hurray! Malaysia shuttlers are heading to the opening ceremony of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014!

 

Glasgow 2014: It's now or never for Wei Feng and Daren Liew

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Published: 23 July 2014
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Glasgow: So, who's the favorite to win the badminton men's singles title at XX Commonwealth Games after Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal? Really, there is none. Or there are about 4 to 6 players, depending on your viewpoint.Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

 

Glasgow 2014: P.V Sindhu leads Indian's badminton challenge

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Published: 22 July 2014
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Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

 

Glasgow 2014: Five days at sea and ‘I’m trying to get my legs back’

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Published: 22 July 2014
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Glasgow: Lee Yon has more than his rivals to overcome when the men’s badminton tournament starts at the Commonwealth Games.

After five days at sea, and another in the air, the 22-year-old athlete from the tropical South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, has to shake off his 'jelly' legs too.Babmington player Lee Yon, from St Helena, had to travel 1,200 miles on a Royal Mail ship to the nearest land mass of southern Africa

"It has been non-stop travelling," he explained on Tuesday, a week before his event begins. "I am still trying to get my legs back because I haven't played badminton since I left the island two weeks ago.

 

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