The SAR's new star Agus Hariyanto was sitting quietly in one corner of the Queen Elizabeth Stadium wondering if he could capture his third Hong Kong men's singles title while his opponent Ng Wei chatted with other players ahead of the final.Sunday, 1 July, 2001, 12:00am
Indonesia's elite Thomas Cup team brought relief to their strife-torn country by retaining the world's most prestigious men's team title for the third straight time following an emotionally-charged performance at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.25 May 1998 - 12:00am
Heryanto Arbi turned on the class when it mattered yesterday to help Indonesia sweep into the Thomas Cup semi-finals with a crushing 4-1 victory over South Korea.19 May 1998 - 12:00am
Indonesia got down to the serious business of defending their Uber Cup title, despite the chaos at home, as they thrashed England 5-0 in their first-round Group B match at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday.
The Indonesian squad's families are being protected by police and armed forces in Jakarta, which is facing its worst crisis in more than 30 years.16 May 1998 - 12:00am
Suspected presidential manoeuvring by Jakarta stock exchange flagship company Astra International could set an unwanted precedent for the nascent market, a senior economist says.22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
Elated Indonesian team manager Lutfi Hamid issued a warning to all pretenders at next month's Atlanta Olympic Games: 'We are ready and we will be better.' His statement came soon after Indonesia retained the Thomas Cup title defeating Denmark 5-0 in a one-sided men's final at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night. 'We were playing at only 90 per cent of our capabilities at this tournament.27 May 1996 - 12:00am
China, who yesterday swept past Denmark 5-0 to enter their seventh Uber Cup final, are set to host the next world team championship finals in 1998 and continue the International Badminton Federation's (IBF) trend of favouring Asia for this prestigious tournament.24 May 1996 - 12:00am
Indonesia may be hard-pressed to retain their Uber Cup crown in Hong Kong over the next few days, but the long-term outlook looks rosy simply through the presence of a slip of a girl called Mia Audina. Audina represents the future of Indonesian women's badminton.21 May 1996 - 12:00am
For years, badminton officials campaigned for the sport to be included in the Olympics.
We are noble enough and agreeable enough to take our place at the table of 'King' Juan Antonio Samaranch, they argued.20 May 1996 - 12:00am
The Olympic Games are all things to all sportsmen. They represent the pinnacle of achievement and the rarest of opportunities to be hero-worshipped in the country of your birth.
Sports which normally do not command an hour's broadcast time in the depth of night are given prime-time spots and are beamed to millions of homes worldwide.8 Apr 1996 - 12:00am