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  1. Exhausted Lin withdrawn from HK Open for 'safety reasons'

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the development of badminton on the mainland. One of the most popular sports stars in China, Lin's latest television commercial earned him more than 3 million yuan (HK$3.5 million), while his romance with Xie Xingfang, a former badminton world champion, has created huge interest on the mainland. It is rumoured that they plan to marry early next year, but both have declined to comment. Lin only ...

  2. My city will do an outstanding job, says badminton great Xie

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... food is always my favourite, and if any visitor to the Games wants to find out the best part of the city, I have no hesitation in recommending they try it,' said Xie, a former badminton ... the requirements,' she said. 'When I retired from badminton last year and returned to Guangzhou, I found the entire city like a big construction site - new highways, a new subway system, a new bus ...

  3. Eason Chan uses his celebrity power to give national badminton team more exposure

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Badminton is now Eason Chan Yik-shun's favourite sport, and we'll soon be seeing him waving rackets and rubbing shoulders with top players from China's national team. His rise to badminton's hall of fame appears to have been faster than the rise of his show business career. Truth be told, the national team can also use Chan's celebrity ...

  4. Tam misses out on badminton spot

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung Tam Chun-hei, 17, Hong Kong's sole badminton representative at the inaugural showpiece that starts in Singapore on Saturday, has been forced to drop out of the competition because of an apparent mistake by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Hong Kong's Olympic committee said yesterday the BWF had said in May that Tam had qualified, and so he was selected. ...

  5. Acid threats over 'noisy badminton'

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A housewife has been placed on probation for a year for threatening neighbours because they were making noise playing badminton. Kwan Lin-ying, 57, pleaded guilty in Fanling Court to two counts of criminal intimidation over the incidents. On February 22 and June 4, she threw bottles of liquid and rubble from the top of a five-storey car park into a park in Sheung ...

  6. Weary 'Super Dan' admits he is doubtful for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... whether I can defend my title. 'Just to be at an Olympic Games for the third time is a great achievement by any badminton player.' Lin was eliminated as the No 1 seed in the first round ...

  7. Lin clash just another game, relaxed Lee says

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia played down the prospect of a clash with his nemesis, China's Lin Dan, as the HK$1.9 million Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Super Series got underway at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. The duo l ...

  8. letters

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and I was always ill. I would make any excuse not to play sport. But now, if I don't exercise, I don't feel right. I play all sorts of sport, such as badminton and table tennis, and I also swim. ...

  9. youth olympian of the week

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung Name Tam Chun-hei Sport Badminton Chun-hei, 17, is a member of the Hong Kong badminton team. He was the champion of both the men's singles and doubles at the Bank of China Hong Kong Youth Badminton Championships 2008. He represented Hong Kong at this year's BWF World Junior Championships for the Bimantara Cup (individual) and Suhandinata Cup (team) ...

  10. Fu picked as Games flag bearer

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the last three Games, to hold the flag on November 12. If Fu declines, badminton player Yip Pui-yin will take over. ...




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