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Lee Hyun Il flexes his muscles at New Zealand Open

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Published: 16 April 2014
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Former world number 1 Lee Hyun Il (Korea) still got game! He is coming back into top of badminton by climbing up the rankings gradually. While unseeded in Auckland, the Korean had proven he was too tough to handle as he dismantled Australian Cham Chen in straight games to cruise into the third round 21-10 21-15 at New Zealand Open.Lee Hyun Il still going strong at age 33

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Koo Kien Keat off to good start at New Zealand Badminton Open

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Published: 16 April 2014
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The SkyCity New Zealand Badminton Open 2014 is taking place in New Zealand at North Shore Events Centre, Auckland on Tuesday.04-16-2014-badminton-news-koo-kien-keat

Many well-known and world class players will take part in the event such as former world number 1 doubles player Koo Kien Keat (Malaysia) teaming up with compatriot Ng Hui Lin in mixed doubles and with Thai player Vilailak Pakkawat as 5th seeds in the men’s doubles.

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Lin Dan is set to play in the Asian Badminton Championships

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Published: 15 April 2014
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Beijing: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will take part in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in Gimcheon, South Korea from April 22-27.

Lin Dan will first play in China Masters Grand Prix Gold, and then Asian Badminton ChampionshipsLee Chong Wei will skip the tournament and Badminton Association of Malaysia is going to pay Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), a fine of US$2,000 (RM6,500) for withdrawing Chong Wei from the men’s singles event. In addition to Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia will also withdraw doubles pairs Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem. Of course, Malaysia will have to pay the fine for withdrawing these pairs.

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Oppa Badminton Style! Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung's suspensions lifted

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Published: 15 April 2014
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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Tuesday that after reviewing "new evidence" given by the Badminton Korea Association (BKA), it has reinstated South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medalist Lee Yong-dae and another Korean player Kim Ki-jung. Both players were banned from playing in any tournaments for one year after missing their dope tests. After the decision, they are free to compete at this year's Asian Games.Oppa! Oppa!! Oppa!!!!! Welcome back, we miss you!!

Back in January, the BWF suspended them for a year, for violating doping procedures, saying administrative lapses led to three missed drug tests.

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Badminton still belongs to Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

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Published: 14 April 2014
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The rivalry between between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan has been called the greatest rivalry in badminton history. But almost simultaneously another Chinese shuttler — Chen Long has been inching closer to creating the same kind of contest with these 2 players. The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

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