Monthly Archives: July 2021

Badminton Beat Episode 52

We’re back with the Rachel Report Vol. 2: We caught up with Rachel, now in the Olympic Village the evening of the opening ceremonies which she and Kirsten decided to miss in order to prepare for their first Olympic match the following day.

Episode 51

The Rachel Report #1: Mike and Kaz chat with Canadian Olympian Rachel Honderich in Hakodate, Japan where she and the rest of the Canadian Olympic Badminton Team are training before their matches begin in Tokyo on July 24.

Canadians can watch matches on-line on the CBC Gem website at: As we mentioned in our talk, we don’t yet have information regarding full-matches being televised on the CBC TV.

YouTube also has a channel dedicated to the Olympics which should be streaming matches.

Episode 50

The Olympics are just around the corner and Canada is sending its largest Badminton Team ever to the Games. So on July 3, we took this opportunity to catch up with singles sensation Brian Yang about making the team, being the youngest male singles player in the Olympic men’s singles draw and some of the things that led up to his being selected. Coach Kaz also stopped by to give his “2 cents” on a few badminton events that have taken place since our last podcast..