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Simon gives solace to fans as Tontowi-Liliyana tumble

In a finals day packed with action, Indonesian Simon Santoso gave a heart-warming performance for the home crowd as he managed to win the 2012 men’s singles title at the Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier on Sunday, while hopeful pair Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir lost in anti-climatic fashion. 

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

My Indonesia Open result isn’t measure for Olympics: Taufik

About a month ahead of the Olympic Games, Indonesian favorite in the men’s singles, Taufik Hidayat, claimed that his poor result in the 2012 Djarum Indonesian Open badminton tournament in Jakarta was not a solid measure of his upcoming performance in London.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

Confusion surrounding Olympic sports development

The Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) chairwoman, Rita Subowo, has admitted that the country has not put so much effort into and has not sufficiently focused on Olympic sports, which has led to a decline in the number of athletes qualifying for the Olympics and even underperformance at the quadrennial event.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

PBSI welcomes criticism, suggestions from local legends

The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) welcomes all the criticism and suggestions offered by local badminton legends to fix the state of the sport in Indonesia, a top official says.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

Legends urge PBSI to be more responsible over the failure

Twenty Indonesian shuttler heroes and heroines expressed their sadness on Monday over the team’s worst ever failure in the recent Thomas and Uber Cup, demanding that the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) act to save badminton in Indonesia.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

Inter Milan crushes Indonesia’s Liga Selection 3-0

Top-six Italian soccer team Internazionale Milano — popularly known as Inter Milan — was too powerful for Indonesia’s Liga Selection, giving fans an entertaining showdown by beating the host team 3-0 on Thursday evening.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

RI heads home early after a shock defeat by Japan

An Indonesian team was defeated the quarterfinal round of the Thomas Cup badminton championship for the first time since 1958.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

Solid structure is basis for a league: Scudamore

Serving for 13 years as the CEO of the most-celebrated soccer league in the world, the English Premier League (EPL), Richard Scudamore has shared that a solid soccer structure is the key to developing a world-class league.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

By the way … : A midnight tale from an e-ID photo session

The idea of having a passport-type photo shoot at midnight for a fancy electronic ID or e-ID doesn’t make much sense to me, and probably never will. 

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)

Liliyana/Tontowi win All England title

Indonesian mixed-doubles pair Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad made history by snatching their first All England title after outclassing Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark 21-17, 21-19 in Sunday’s final.

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(Source: thejakartapost.com)