Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB (R) compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pearce feeds promising Team GB badminton partnership to ‘peckish’ footballers: Under-fire Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce has insisted that it was a ‘sensible footballing decision’ for his squad to kill, cook and eat badminton partners Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier after a less than satisfactory evening meal in the Olympic Village.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Team GB’s Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis win bronze at Rio 2016
memories of badminton horse trials: Anneli Drummond-Hay and Merely- a-Monarch, the pair many still consider to be the ultimate Badminton winners, in 1962 Mary Low (neé Gordon-Watson), Olympic gold medallist in 1972
The Lake at Badminton. Britain’s status as world leader in eventing owes everything to Badminton. In 1949, the 10th Duke of Beaufort, mortified by the home team’s feeble showing in the 1948 Olympics, started it on his estate to train riders. It embodies our unrivalled tradition of using the great country houses as backdrops. ‘Red [flag] on right, white on left, insanity in the middle’ (Anon)
Traditional flair A spectator from Thailand wears traditional clothes and has his face painted with the national flags of Thailand and Britain leaving no question of his allegiance as he stands outside the Wembley Arena badminton venue.
Britain's goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves makes a save during the women's preliminaries Group B handball match Great Britain vs Brazil for the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.