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Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

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Published: 08 December 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

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Tan Boon Heong to team up with Hendra Setiawan in men’s doubles

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Published: 07 December 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: With the former World No. 1 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong a.k.a "Diamond pair" of Malaysia winding down their 10 years partnership, Tan Boon Heong is starting a new chapter of his badminton career by teaming up with his rival, good friend and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Hendra Setiawan beginning of 2017.Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

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Lin Dan beats Tian Houwei in Chinese Badminton Super League

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Published: 07 December 2016
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Beijing: The new 2016-17 season of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) has officially started on December 6, 2016, and despite his extra marital affair scandal that rocked the badminton world last month, the two-time Olympic champion showed that he was still a formidable opponent on the badminton court by beating Tian Houwei 21-15, 22-20.Lin Dan has to rely on badminton to pull him away from other distractions. (photo: AP)

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Susi Susanti replaces Rexy Mainaky in PBSI

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Published: 06 December 2016
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Jakarta: The 1992 Barcelona Olympic women's singles gold medal winner Susi Susanti has been appointed to replace Rexy Mainaky as the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) new high performance director for the period of 2016 until 2020.

Wiranto who was elected as the new president of PBSI at the end of October, has decided to revamp PBSI to restore Indonesian to their glory days in badminton by re-organizing PBSI.Susi Susanti and Alan Budi Kusuma are the most decorated badminton couple in the history of the sport.

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Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

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Published: 06 December 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

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