UK Badminton

WATCH: Thai Badminton Player Attacks Former Partner (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport

The Badminton World Federation has launched an investigation after a fight broke out between two former doubles partners at the Canada Open at the wee...

Cameron Unveils New Funding For School Sport

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics

Cameron has been showing off his rugger skills at a club in Millwall, east London, on Saturday as it was announced school sport is to get a £150 mill...

Badminton

Jen Offord | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

Last week, I went on a bit of a holiday. But there's no rest for the wicked, nor for those attempting to have a crack at every single Olympic sport, so I return with more tales of my sporty exploits, for which I know you will be grateful now that the actual real Olympics are over and we have to go back to talking about the economy, winter and all other things depressing.

A Squash Player's Olympic Diary: Days 8-16

James Willstrop | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Meanwhile on the campaign trail for squash's inclusion in the Olympics, Ben Dirs, a BBC blogger, wrote a chirpy little article on synchronised swimming and how he feels sorry for squash players. He had an interesting point. These swimmers undoubtedly work so hard, but how accessible a sport is it? Is synchronised swimming a sport even?

A Squash Player's Olympic Diary: Days 5-7

James Willstrop | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Apparently some badminton doubles players have been throwing matches so that they could finish in their desired place within the chosen group. Two pairs played against each other trying to lose with no subtlety whatsoever, taking it in turns to serve in to the net several times. The Badminton Federation consequently disqualified offending teams and players.

A Squash Player's Olympic Diary: Days 1-4

James Willstrop | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

My article was published in the Huffington Post today, and I am looking forward to hearing the thoughts of the IOC; I'm sure they will take time out of their Olympic schmoozathon to read my blog.

Chinese Player Quits Badminton After Match Throwing Fiasco

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport

Yu Yang, the Chinese badminton player investigated for match throwing during the 2012 Olympic games, has announced her decision to quit the sport. ...

Badminton Players Help Define What 'Giving It Everything' Really Means

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Simon Bajkowski

As hopefuls from every nation slug it out in each Olympic event, descriptions of what goes into each performance have been all too familiar.