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"Truth is, we’ve been here all along"

Amid a potential financial disaster and accessibility problems, on Wednesday, September 7, the 15th Summer Paralympic Games will begin in Rio de Janeiro. The Rome 1960 Paralympic Games included only eight events. At Rio 2016, athletes will compete in 23 scheduled sports. A list of broadcasters by country is available here. Some sports only have one classification, while others have several... [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Sep 5, 2016 - 13 comments

The Great Badminton Rant

During the late-night coverage of the 2004 Athens coverage of Olympic Badminton, Mary Carillo delivered a rant for the ages.
posted by pjern on Aug 8, 2016 - 27 comments

"Our control is only to play as good as we can."

The Olympics are never without controversy and 2012 is no different. South Korea's Shin A Lam was held in the throes of perhaps the longest second ever of épée sudden death, as the clock was improperly reset with one full second remaining allowing her opponent to register a hit and knock her out of gold medal contention. Now the Badminton World Federation has accused four pairs of Olympic doubles players with "not using one's best efforts to win a match": essentially throwing their games to secure a better draw. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Aug 1, 2012 - 156 comments

Use the Force, Luke.

Jedi Badminton. [SLYT] For the inner geek in you.
posted by pjern on Mar 29, 2011 - 15 comments

Second Most Popular (Unwatched) Sport.

What's the second most popular sport in the world after soccer? Badminton. (According to some sources - volleyball and cricket are also contenders.) When played competitively, badminton looks more like this and less like this. The Chinese are poised to win Gold in Beijing, while the American team, featuring star player Howard Bach gets no love.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jul 22, 2008 - 31 comments

Blackminton

Speedminton, a hyped-up version of Badminton has spawned a Tron-inspired offspring: Blackminton
posted by GuyZero on Jun 19, 2007 - 14 comments

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