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Rio 2016: Badminton players are arriving for Olympic Games

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Published: 31 July 2016
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Rio: With 5 days to go until the Rio Games open, badminton players, coaches, and officials from all around the world are arriving at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, although some teams have chosen Sao Paulo (about 443.3 km from Rio de Janeiro) for pre-game training ahead of the upcoming Olympics.Lee Chong Wei and the Malaysian team arriving in Rio.

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Carolina Marin is set to become the first European shuttler to win badminton gold in Olympic

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Published: 30 July 2016
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Madrid: Inspired by a love of flamenco dancing and sporting hero Rafael Nadal, Spain's Carolina Marin dreams of becoming the first European woman to win a badminton Olympic gold in Rio.World No. 1 Carolina Marin and the greatest clay-court player in tennis history, Rafael Nadal. (photo: GettyImages)

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Russian badminton players cleared to play in Rio after doping scandal

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Published: 29 July 2016
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Moscow: A Canadian lawyer commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), issued a report two weeks ago accusing Russia's sports ministry of overseeing a vast doping program of its Olympic athletes.Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov became the first ever Russian men's doubles pair to win the All England title. (photo: BWF)

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World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei named Malaysia's flag bearer for Rio 2016

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Published: 28 July 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will have a chance of a lifetime to do something that not everyone gets to do, which is to carry Malaysia's flag at the 2016 Olympics' opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.Al Amin hands the Malaysian flag to Lee Chong Wei. (photo: AFP)

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Samba Badminton in Brazil (video)

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Published: 28 July 2016
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil is often said to be the country of samba and football. The Brazilian football teams is one of the strongest football team in the world and has won the FIFA World Cup tournament for a record five times.Brazilian children are practicing badminton following the Samba beat. (photo: New York Times)

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