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Official wants to repair image

Updated: July 26, 2013, 5:29 AM ET
Associated Press

BANGKOK -- Thailand's top badminton official said Friday he was trying to save the country's tarnished image after an on-court brawl between former Olympics doubles partners, which he called unprecedented in the past half-century of Thai badminton.

Friday's comments by Charoen Wattanasin, president of the Badminton Association of Thailand, came a day after the world badminton body opened two disciplinary cases against the players for their outburst during the Canada Open men's doubles final.

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