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  1. Blame to share in badminton row

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The match-throwing scandal involving two Chinese badminton champions and six other players in the Olympics has shocked China and the world alike. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang were disqualified along with the others after they tried to lose in the round-robin stage to secure more favourable opponents in the knockout rounds. What they did is no doubt in breach of the Games spirit, ...

  2. Media slams obsession with gold medals

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland media turned on the nation's state-run sports system in the aftermath of the match-throwing scandal at the London Olympics that saw star badminton players Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli disqualified. Many commentaries blamed a fixation on accumulating Olympic gold as the cause for the players' performance on Wednesday during ...

  3. Victory over Lin Dan boosts Wong's future

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yihan of China. Tse and her partner Poon Lok-yan are ranked 10th in the world and have a great chance to reach the doubles main draw, featuring 16 pairs. They lost to top seed Wang Xiaoli and Yu ...

  4. How race sheds new light on the Lion City

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Richard Tan could well be talking for the entire Singapore business community as well as for the city itself when he reflects on how the race has afforded his company the opportunity to capture the world's attention. Tan's Arina Hogan Builders was in 2008 charged with providing the temporary lighting structures that makes hosting the grand prix possible. Like ...

  5. Blame rulesmakers, not players, for badminton farce

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with two points into the latter stages, and his team achieved it, by hook or by crook. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang were charged with failing to 'use one's best efforts to win a match' ...

  6. Booted out of the Games, Yu Yang quits badminton

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Chinese Olympic badminton champion Yu Yang says she is quitting the sport after being disqualified from the London Games in a match-throwing scandal. 'This is my last competition. Goodbye Badminton World Federation, goodbye my beloved badminton,' Yu, 26, wrote on her microblog. Yu and her playing partner Wang Xiaoli were among four ...

  7. Super Dan proves too powerful as China complete clean sweep

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 21-17. Zhao was also in the women's doubles final with partner Tian Qing, but had to retire after twisting her left knee against compatriots Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, who were leading 14-2 ...

  8. Reality comes back to bite HK's Wong

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tse Ying-suet and Poon Lok-yan also reached the quarter-finals in the women's doubles, the same stage as last year. But they face a stern test against top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli ...

  9. Super Dan hardly makes bright start

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Korea, 21-12, 21-9. In the women's doubles, top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli hardly broke sweat in a 21-13, 21-8 win over Spanish duo Sandra Marinello and Birgit Michels. Next year, Yu ...

  10. Highest hopes for the Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... While many were dressed up and enjoying the party atmosphere, the group of 11-year-olds - Oliver Tan, Ethan Lam, Ben Gjemes and Alex Modesti - chose to stay at the top of the West Stand to get ...




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