Seven, this is actually a very old argument. Many people before taneepak have pointed out this out (not on BF) and is not restricted to badminton. The UK atheletes in the Olympics actually compete under a UK flag. I don't think racism is a basis for this particular point. Football is another example of seperation. Some people in UK do discuss about a combined team. Such a team could potentially be world beaters rather than perenial losers!