Aka… Japow! Japan’s north island of Hokkaido is legendary for both the quantity and quality of snow that arrives like clockwork each winter. Its secret is perfect geography - cold air from Siberia rolls over the Sea of Japan, soaking up moisture then dumping it all over the mountains.
The Selecao coach insists the teenager's impressive start to life in England owes everything to those who developed him in Brazil
Badminton England claim to be "staggered" after UK Sport rejected seven of eight appeals against funding cuts ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Badminton was one of five sports to lose all of its UK Sport funding back in December. Such a decision proved particularly controversial, with
British badminton chiefs said they were "staggered" on Monday after UK Sport upheld a decision to cut funding for the sport in the cycle leading up to the Tokyo Olympics, despite the men's doubles bronze medal win in Rio. Badminton, along with archery, fencing, table tennis and weightlifting