Badminton: Andy Goode

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Andy Goode, the British Olympic manager, is preparing to take the controversial step of advising certain leading English players not to play for their country during the build-up to next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. Goode believes that ensuring enough computer points to qualify for the Olympics and making sure that preparations are ideal for winning Olympic medals is more important than representing England in the European Championships in April or the Thomas and Uber Cups world team championships which take place in February and May.