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Mike takes to the badminton court

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It is the most played racket sport in the UK and next week badminton's European team championships take place in Liverpool.

It is the start of the build up to the London 2012 Olympics, when hopes are high that Britain will repeat the medal success of Athens five years ago.

Mike has been to the national centre in Milton Keynes.

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