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Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

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Published: 05 May 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

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Ratchanok Intanon eyeing top-3 finish at Rio Olympics

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Published: 05 May 2016
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Bangkok: The Summer Olympic Games will take place in South America for the first time this year, as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the 31st edition of the quadrennial competition.Ratchanok Intanon vows to bring an Olympic medal back to Thailand. (photo: GettyImages)

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Rashid Sidek: Malaysia have strong Thomas Cup team

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Published: 04 May 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Chances for the national badminton squad to qualify for the semifinals of the Thomas Cup competition appear to be brighter, according to former national chief coach, Rashid Sidek.

He said the line-up of players, led by national champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, was the best made by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for the final round in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

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Chen Long, Lin Dan to begin Olympic tune up at Australian Open

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Published: 03 May 2016
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Beijing: World No. 1 Chen Long and World No. 3 Lin Dan will prepare for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by playing at the Australian Badminton Open in June.Lin Dan is being serious about winning his third Olympic gold medal. (photo: GettyImages)

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India send Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth & four others to Olympics

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Published: 03 May 2016
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New Delhi: Although the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification is based on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that will be released on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers have confirmed to qualify for the Olympics after the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championship (BAC).Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

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