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‘Badminton? That’s for girls!’

Erland Kops. The name is like its bearer — evoking images of toughness, masculinity, a quiet menace. There is no romance in the name, just an air of finality. Photographs of him in the late Fifties and Sixties show a bearded, muscular man with no hint of levity on his face. Continue reading

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A giant is no more

Those who have seen Finn Kobbero at his prime – and there are many in India, for he played a few Invitation tournaments in this country between the late 1950s and the 1960s – are unlikely to have forgotten the spectacle. Continue reading

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