London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

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LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- China completed a sweep of the Olympic badminton gold medals Sunday, bringing an end to a tournament that created headlines for the wrong reasons.
Finals set in troubled Olympics badminton

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LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Qing Tian and Zhao Yunlei, whose loss in group play was perhaps the catalyst to an Olympic scandal, Thursday reached the women's doubles badminton finals.
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Olympic Roundup: Olympic integrity upheld

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Badminton pairs DQ'd for match-fixing

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Top players coast in Olympic badminton

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Olympic Medal: Badminton Mixed Doubles

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Hyo Jung Lee and Yong Dae Lee of South Korea won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in badminton mixed doubles.

China wins opening badminton gold

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Du Jing and Yu Yang of China won the first gold medal awarded in the Olympic badminton competition Friday, winning the women's doubles title.

Olympic Medal: W Badminton Doubles

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Du Jing and Yu Yang of China won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's badminton doubles.

Semifinals set in women's badminton

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- China placed three competitors in the semifinals of the women's Olympic badminton tournament Wednesday, giving that country a chance to sweep the medals.

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Iowa passes English-only measure

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Yu Yang (simplified Chinese: 于洋; pinyin: Yu Yang, born April 7, 1986 in Haicheng, Liaoning) is a female badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

A doubles specialist, Yu and her regular partner Du Jing have steadily emerged as one of the world's elite women's doubles teams since 2004. They confirmed this status by winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over Korea's Lee Kyung-won and Lee Hyo-jung. Their other titles have included the Polish Open (2004): the China Masters (2005); the Asian Championships and Swiss Open in 2006; the Russian, Hong Kong, and Indonesia Opens in 2007; and the French, Korea, and Singapore Opens in 2008. Yu and Du were bronze medalists at the World Championships in 2006, but were unable to play in the tourney's 2007 edition. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2008, but avenged that loss by beating their All-England conquerors in the Olympic final.

Yu has also enjoyed recent success in mixed doubles with He Hanbin. They captured titles at the Badminton Asia Championships and the Thailand and Denmark Opens in 2007; and the India, Swiss, Malaysia, and French Opens in 2008. They finished in third place at the Beijing Olympics, making Yu one of only two players to win two medals at the competition.

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