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A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.

An official threatens Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia and Jung Eun Ha and Min Jung Kim of Korea with a 'black card' disqualification

Badminton: 'Disqualify them' says former British star amid match-throwing allegations

Former British badminton star Gail Emms has called for the four women's pairs who last night apparently tried to throw matches to be disqualified from the Olympics.

Leading article: Let's seize the chance to tackle sexism in sport

Britain has some world class female athletes, but men get more support and more glory

England's badminton No.1 Rajiv Ouseph

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Ahead of his match today Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph says that a having a poker face is useful in badminton.

Mystery woman who gate-crashed Olympic ceremony parade was member of opening event’s cast

The woman who upset Indian athletes by gate-crashing their parade at the Olympic ceremony and walking with them was a “slightly over-excited” member of the opening event’s cast.

Lord Coe claims Olympic venues are 'stuffed to the gunwales'

Sebastian Coe responds to row over empty seats in Olympic venues

The Olympic Torch at Wembley

Spectators' experience at London 2012 Olympics to be improved with music and special lighting

Olympics organisers have revealed how they intend to enhance the spectator experience at London 2012 with music and other visual presentations.

Equestrianism: Season may be extended

British Eventing is looking at the possibility of extending a weather-ravaged season into November.

BOA announces Team GB badminton selection

Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier will represent Great Britain in the mixed doubles at London 2012, the British Olympic Association have announced.

Didier Drogba refused to accept his career was on the wane

Olympic torch takes a wrong turn in Bristol

The Olympic torch took a wrong turn today shortly before it crossed the Clifton Suspension Bridge in a spectacular display of fireworks.

Mark Steel: They can't license the Olympic spirit

Coca-Cola has spent $100m in sponsorship just because they love badminton

Mark Steel: Who dares mix politics and sport?

With only a few weeks to go, it is almost illegal to not be excited about the Olympics. By the middle of June, local councils will order us all to meet in our local park at 6.30 each morning and say communally, "Oooh, it's only a month to the opening ceremony" and recite the competitors in the first heat of the 200-metres backstroke.

The torch relay began on Saturday

Torch goes out on Day Three of relay

The Devon town of Great Torrington has written its name in the pages of Olympic infamy, as the place where the Olympic Flame went out, on Day Three of the relay.

Equestrian: Badminton Horse Trials cancelled following heavy rain

Organisers have cancelled this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials after they accepted there was "no chance" of the ground drying out in time.

Badminton: Zhou Mi seeks to quash drugs ban

Former World No 1 badminton player Zhou Mi has submitted expert evidence in support of her attempt to overturn a two-year doping ban.

Joan Smith: A-level results that should shock us

Pupils at private schools, which educate only 6.5 per cent of children, achieved 30 per cent of A* grades at A-level this year

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