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August 16 - Claims that the air conditioning system was switched off during the World Badminton Chamionships men's singles final between Lin Dan of China and Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, which led to Lee's withdrawal through cramp according to his furious coach Tey Seu Bock, have been dismissed by the governing body.
August 11 - China's Lin Dan reinforced his claim to being the greatest badminton player in history when he defeated arch rival Malaysian Lee Chong Wei in the World Championship final in Guangzhou to become the first man to win five world singles titles.
August 6 - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has handed out a two-year ban to Thai player Bodin Issara, while his former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit received a three-month suspension following an on-court brawl between the pair at last month's Canada Open.
July 25 - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has today opened disciplinary cases against the two Thailand players who engaged in an altercation during the men's doubles final of Canada Open on Sunday (July 21).
July 22 - Arguably the greatest player of all-time, China's Lin Dan, and Malaysia's current world number one Lee Chong Wei have been kept on separate sides of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships draw, leaving the door open for a mouth-watering final clash between the 2012 Olympic men's singles finalists.
July 22 - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has launched an investigation after a brawl broke out at yesterday's Canada Open that saw Thailand's Bodin Issara attack compatriot Maneepong Jongjit, the man with whom he reached the London 2012 Olympics doubles quarter-finals.
June 16 - Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat has officially retired from badminton at the age of 31 after being knocked out in the first round of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta.
June 4 - Badminton England have announced that the National Badminton Championships will move from Manchester to the town in which they are based, Milton Keynes, from next year at the arena adjacent to stadium:mk, home of League One football club Milton Keynes Dons.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
The British Basketball League (BBL) has been at the pinnacle of British basketball since its inception in 1987 and represents the highest level of the professional game in the UK. The league has a colourful 30+ year history including great teams, dynasties, memorable moments, and unforgettable players and coaches. Currently there are twelve franchises across the UK, spanning Plymouth in the south-west up to Glasgow north of the border. The Head of Communications is a new role, and will lead the ongoing implementation of this strategy, supported by a new centralised team including four others. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to and lead this strategy as the role develops.