Badminton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26034/all en Badminton-China head coach backs Malaysian for BWF top post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/badminton-china-head-coach-backs-malaysian-bwf-top-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Malaysian Nadzmi Mohd Salleh has been encouraged to run for the presidency of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) by the head coach of China.</p> <p>Current BWF president Kang Young-joong of South Korea said last month he would step down from the role in May after eight years at the helm and Indonesian Justian Suhandinata has already made clear his intentions to run for the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/badminton-china-head-coach-backs-malaysian-bwf-top-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Badminton World Federation Human Interest Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:45:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734537 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton-Malaysia's Nadzmi confirms running for BWF top post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/badminton-malaysias-nadzmi-confirms-running-bwf-top-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) President Nadzmi Mohd Salleh has confirmed he will run for the top job at the sport's world governing body at its May elections.</p> <p>Current Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Kang Young-joong of South Korea said last month he would step down from the role in May after eight years at the helm.</p> <p>China head coach Li Yongbo recently declared his support for Nadzmi while Indonesian Justian Suhandinata has already made clear his intentions to run for the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/badminton-malaysias-nadzmi-confirms-running-bwf-top-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Olympic sports Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735447 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton-Olympic champion Hoyer-Larsen seeks BWF presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/badminton-olympic-champion-hoyer-larsen-seeks-bwf-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - Denmark's 1996 Olympic men's singles gold medallist Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen announced on Friday he was running for president of badminton's world governing body at its May elections.</p> <p>Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, the head of Malaysia's badminton association, has already said he will also seek the position to be vacated by South Korea's Kang Young-joong after eight years at the helm.</p> <p>Indonesian Justian Suhandinata is another candidate for the top job at the Kuala Lumpur-based BWF.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/badminton-olympic-champion-hoyer-larsen-seeks-bwf-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:01:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763379 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton-Malaysian Lee hoping to find prodigy at new tournament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/badminton-malaysian-lee-hoping-find-prodigy-at-new-tournament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 24 (Reuters) - With Lee Chong Wei entering the closing chapters of his illustrious career and a dearth of men's talent coming through in Malaysia, the world number one said he would host an annual tournament to find his replacement.</p> <p>The Lee Chong Wei Cup will be a nationwide junior tournament held in his homeland, the London Olympic silver medallist and only Malaysian in the men's top 10 said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/badminton-malaysian-lee-hoping-find-prodigy-at-new-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Human Interest Lee Chong Wei Lin Dan Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764828 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: Lee tip-toes towards atonement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/badminton-lee-tip-toes-towards-atonement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's best and unluckiest player returns to the scene of some of his greatest triumphs at the All-England Open in the national indoor arena in Birmingham this week, while the mystery surrounding his greatest rival deepens.</p> <p>Lee Chong Wei, twice the former champion, aims to regain the venerable title currently held by the legendary Lin Dan, who won just about everything he wanted until he disappeared from view after last year's London Games. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/badminton-lee-tip-toes-towards-atonement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Human Interest Lee Chong Wei Lin Dan Sports AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772766 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England badminton results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results in the first round of the All-England Open championships at Birmingham on Wednesday:-</p> <p>Women's singles 1st rd</p> <p>Bae Yeon Ju (KOR) bt Li Xuerui (CHN x1) 21-18, 21-18</p> <p>Pai Hsiao Ma (TPE) bt Chan Tsz Ka (HKG) 21-10, 21-9</p> <p>Men's singles</p> <p>Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 18-21, 21-10, 21-15</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Chong Wei Feng (MAS) 21-11, 21-14</p> <p>Chou Tien Chen (TPE) bt Du Pengyu (CHN x3) 21-17, 15-21, 21-18</p> <p>Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE x8) bt Tan Chun Seang (MAS) 21-12, 15-21, 21-15</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Boonsak Ponsana Du Pengyu AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774976 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England badminton results - 2nd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-2nd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results in the first round of the All-England Open championships at Birmingham on Wednesday:-</p> <p>Women's singles 1st rd</p> <p>Bae Yeon Ju (KOR) bt Li Xuerui (CHN x1) 21-18, 21-18</p> <p>Pai Hsiao Ma (TPE) bt Chan Tsz Ka (HKG) 21-10, 21-9</p> <p>Eriko Hirose (JPN) bt Michelle Li (CAN) 21-19, 11-21, 21-14</p> <p>Sung Ji Hyun (KORx5) bt Petya Nedeltcheva (BUL) 21-15, 21-14</p> <p>Men's singles 1st rd </p> <p>Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 18-21, 21-10, 21-15</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Chong Wei Feng (MAS) 21-11, 21-14</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-2nd-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775039 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England badminton results - 4th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-4th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results in the All-England Open championships at Birmingham on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):-</p> <p>Men's singles </p> <p>1st rd </p> <p>Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 18-21, 21-10, 21-15</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Chong Wei Feng (MAS) 21-11, 21-14</p> <p>Chou Tien Chen (TPE) bt Du Pengyu (CHN x3) 21-17, 15-21, 21-18</p> <p>Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE x8) bt Tan Chun Seang (MAS) 21-12, 15-21, 21-15</p> <p>Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) bt Hu Yun (CHN x6) 21-16, 11-21, 23-21</p> <p>Sho Sasaki (JPN) bt Taufik Hidayat (INA) 21-16, 21-11</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-4th-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775318 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: Olympic champion Li, world champ Wang crash out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-olympic-champion-li-world-champ-wang-crash-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed Li Xuerui, the Olympic champion, and third-seeded world champion Wang Yihan crashed out of the All-England Open at the first round stage on Wednesday.</p> <p>On a miserable day for China, Li, the defending All-England champion and regarded as the sport's outstanding woman player after her Olympic triumph, went down 21-18, 21-18 to Bae Yeon Ju, the world number 13 from South Korea.</p> <p>The Chinese player did not blame either the wind drift or having to face such a high quality opponent in the first round for her defeat. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-olympic-champion-li-world-champ-wang-crash-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Sports Wang Yihan AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:46:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775321 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England badminton results - 5th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-5th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results in the All-England Open championships at Birmingham on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):-</p> <p>Men's singles </p> <p>1st rd </p> <p>Sourabh Verma (IND) bt Dionysius Rumbaka (INA) 10-21, 21-14, 24-22 </p> <p>Wang Zhengming (CHN) bt Ajay Sayaram (IND) 15-21, 21-18, 21-10</p> <p>Lee Ching Wei (MAS x1) bt Wong Wing Ki (HKG) 13-21, 21-6, 23-21</p> <p>Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 18-21, 21-10, 21-15</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Chong Wei Feng (MAS) 21-11, 21-14</p> <p>Chou Tien Chen (TPE) bt Du Pengyu (CHN x3) 21-17, 15-21, 21-18</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-5th-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics BWF Super Series AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775419 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England badminton results - collated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-collated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results in the All-England Open championships at Birmingham on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):-</p> <p>Men's singles </p> <p>1st rd </p> <p>Sourabh Verma (IND) bt Dionysius Rumbaka (INA) 10-21, 21-14, 24-22 </p> <p>Wang Zhengming (CHN) bt Ajay Sayaram (IND) 15-21, 21-18, 21-10</p> <p>Lee Ching Wei (MAS x1) bt Wong Wing Ki (HKG) 13-21, 21-6, 23-21</p> <p>Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 18-21, 21-10, 21-15</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Chong Wei Feng (MAS) 21-11, 21-14</p> <p>Chou Tien Chen (TPE) bt Du Pengyu (CHN x3) 21-17, 15-21, 21-18</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/badminton-all-england-badminton-results-collated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics Table tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:02:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775562 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England Open results - 2nd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-all-england-open-results-2nd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the All-England Open championships on Thursday (x denotes seeded player):</p> <p>Men's singles</p> <p>2nd rd</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA x4) 11-7 - retired</p> <p>Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Wang Zhengming (CHN) 21-17, 21-19</p> <p>Chen Long (CHNx2) bt Takuma Ueda (JPN) 21-15, 21-10</p> <p>Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) bt Sho Sasaki (JPN) 21-9, 21-11</p> <p>Chen Jin (CHN x5) bt Chen Yuekun (CHN) 21-10, 21-10</p> <p>Women's singles</p> <p>2nd rd</p> <p>Ratchanok Intanon (THA) bt Nichaon Jindapon (THA) 21-18, 21-17</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-all-england-open-results-2nd-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Jiang Yanjiao Wang Shixian AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:46:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776326 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: Lee bounces back in style, targets Olympic gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-lee-bounces-back-style-targets-olympic-gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Lee Chong Wei bounced back from his first day scare, reasserting a challenge for the All-England Open title and confirming that he will try once more for an Olympic gold medal.</p> <p>The twice former champion from Malaysia reached the quarter-finals with a straight games win over Wang Zhengming, which was very different from the match point crises he had to survive the previous day against Hong Kong's Wang Wing Ki.</p> <p>"It made me much more focussed," Lee said after his 21-17, 21-19 win over the world number 19 from China. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-lee-bounces-back-style-targets-olympic-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Commonwealth Games Sports AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776386 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: All-England Open results - 3rd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-all-england-open-results-3rd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the All-England Open championships on Thursday (x denotes seeded player):</p> <p>Men's singles</p> <p>2nd rd</p> <p>Jan Jorgensen (DEN) bt Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA x4) 11-7 - retired</p> <p>Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Wang Zhengming (CHN) 21-17, 21-19</p> <p>Chen Long (CHNx2) bt Takuma Ueda (JPN) 21-15, 21-10</p> <p>Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) bt Sho Sasaki (JPN) 21-9, 21-11</p> <p>Chen Jin (CHN x5) bt Chen Yuekun (CHN) 21-10, 21-10</p> <p>Tommy Sugiarto (INA) bt Chou Tien Chen (TPE) 21-12, 21-8</p> <p>Tienh Min Nguyen (VIEx8) bt Sourabh Verma (IND) 21-19, 21-19</p> <p>Women's singles</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/badminton-all-england-open-results-3rd-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Jiang Yanjiao Tine Baun AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776481 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: Hero Høyer issues Olympic warning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/badminton-hero-hoyer-issues-olympic-warning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Olympic champion Poul-Erik Høyer has issued a warning that badminton's Olympic future is at stake and that it must broaden its horizons if it is to survive within the movement.</p> <p>Remaining in the Olympics is so important for badminton's funding, development and prestige that it is hard to see how the sport would continue making progress without it.</p> <p>Asia makes by far the biggest contribution to the sport, and without other continents being able to do more it is debatable how the IOC would view badminton's position within the Olympic movement, Høyer thinks. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/badminton-hero-hoyer-issues-olympic-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Erik Høyer Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen Sports Technology AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777124 at http://www.globalpost.com