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Lin Dan signals intention to return (pic)

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Published: 30 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Five-time world champion Lin Dan of China has announced his intention to resume training at the national centre - sparking talk of his long-awaited comeback to the international scene.Lin Dan may see action at the German Open or the All England qualifiers.

If all goes well, Lin Dan, who is currently ranked 103rd in the world, may see action in either the German Open or All England qualifying tournaments. The German Open is from Feb 26-March 2 and the All England is from March 4-9.

If he fails to make the cut for these two tournaments, there is a big probability he will feature in the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold from March 11-16.

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Wee Kiong finds no joy in Korean players’ suspension (pic)

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Published: 29 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The one-year suspension imposed on two of South Korea’s top men’s doubles shuttlers – Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung – should be good news to all their rivals.

But not to Malaysian doubles shuttler Tan Wee Kiong.Tan Wee Kiong is not one to rejoice in someone else's suffering as he feels sympathetic towards the suspended Korean duo Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung.

Instead, he feels that Yong-dae and Ki-jung’s absence will be sorely missed on the international circuit and he hopes that an appeal by the Korean players will prompt the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to reverse the decision.

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U.S. Open Badminton Championship - Badminton an economic boost. (pic)

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Published: 29 January 2014
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The shuttlecock is in Long Island's court, which is both good news and fun news.Suffolk County Community College's Field House is inside the Health, Sports and Education Center.

A shuttlecock is the "birdie" that badminton competitors bat back and forth across the net. The air will be full of them in July when Suffolk County Community College hosts the U.S. Open Badminton Championship for the first time. The championship is one of 11 major events on the international badminton circuit. For the past 18 years, it took place in Orange County, Calif. This will be the first such event held in the northeastern United States.

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Pei Jing chosen as Peng Soon's new partner (pic)

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Published: 28 January 2014
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PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he believes the pair have what it takes to make an impact.

Peng Soon is currently ranked sixth in the world with Goh Liu Ying but that partnership has been put on hold following the latter’s decision to undergo knee surgery. She is expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon speak to reporters after winning the National GP mixed doubles final in Putrajaya last month. They will be put to the test at the Austrian International Challenge, German Open and the All England.

The 21-year-old Pei Jing meanwhile has been paired with Tan Aik Quan for the past three years and the duo were ranked as high as No. 15 in the world last May.

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Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae suspended for violating int'l anti-doping procedures (pic)

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Published: 26 January 2014
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Former Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae has been suspended for one year for violating international anti-doping procedures, officials said Tuesday, putting his availability for this year's Asian Games at home in jeopardy.

The Badminton World Federation announced on its website that Lee and another South Korean player, Kim Ki-jung, have been suspended for a year for "violating the requirements relating to filing whereabouts information and resulting missed tests under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations."Lee Yong-Dae (right) and Jae Sung Chung of Korea stand with their Bronze medals following the Men’s Doubles Badminton Gold Medal match at the London 2012 Olympics.

   The suspension took effect on Jan. 23, 2014, the Kuala Lumpur-based BWF noted.

"As part of BWF's registered testing pool of international level badminton athletes, Kim and Lee were required to provide whereabouts information for the BWF to conduct out-of-competition testing," the international governing body said. "In 2013, both athletes accumulated three whereabouts failures in connection with this administrative process."

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