Leading contenders Jens Eriksen/Martin Lungaard Hansen (WR #1) Ha Tae Kwon/Kim Dong Moon (WR #9) Eriksen/L.Hansen ended the year ranked #1 and took the All-England and European title. They are the most consistent pair throughout the year as reflected by their year-end top ranking. Ha/Kim won the Japan title and more importantly, the Olympic title. After the Olympics, they disappeared, but before that they were consistent enough. They end the year ranked #9 but only with 6 tournaments. On average they are top ranked. Based on that and their Olympic title, they are the men's doubles pair of the year. Also-runs: Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen who are titleless in 2004. Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah who only showed glimpses of promise in the run-up to the Olympics. Luluk Hadiyanto/Alven Yulianto who were patchy until the closing months of 2004. Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng who only won the Swiss Open (minor tournament) and the Thomas Cup (but lost in final) And a few other Indonesian pairs who collectively did well, but individually line-up behind Luluk/Alven this year. In 2005, watch out for (those who haven't fulfilled their potential yet): Luluk Hadiyanto/Alven Yulianto who have thus far mostly been bridesmaids but not anymore. New pairing Choong Tan Fook/Chew Choon Eng who may be old but still formidable for at least another year. Koo Kean Kit who at 19, is currently the best teenage doubles player, partnered with Chan Chong Ming, who is still struggling to rediscover his power. A few new young Danish pairs, who all seem to be tall, skinny and close-cropped. Most likely to be pair of the year in 2005: Luluk/Alven, but they have their work cut out for them. Even to stay as the top Indon pair.