• Thomas Bach: Badminton may stay in Olympics forever

    Kuala Lumpur: The popularity of badminton could earn the sport a permanent 'home' in the Olympic Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

    "With the BWF (Badminton World Federation) doing an excellent job with regards to the integrity of badminton, the sport has a very good place in the Olympic Games and the Olympics programme.Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

    Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Morten Frost praises Lee Chong Wei for fighting good fight

    Taipei: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost applauded the resilience of Lee Chong Wei after he came up short against world number one Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei Open quarter-finals on Friday.Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

    Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

  • Chong Wei Feng to duel with Arif in SEA Games final (video)

    Singapore: Top seed Tanongsak Saemboonsuk of Thailand was taken to the distance by Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, who fought back from a set down to create a thrilling climax to the men's singles semi-finals. Chong Wei Feng gave everything he had to Tanongsak in the match as Wei Feng eventually claimed the victory with 13-21, 21-18, 21-15 on Monday.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Arif are closing on SEA Games men's singles final showdown on Tuesday.

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Arif are closing on SEA Games men's singles final showdown on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia men's team ousted from SEA Games, women's team in final

    Singapore: 17-year-old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa scripted a dramatic third men's singles victory, combined with Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama and Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Fernaldi to win the two heart-stopping men's doubles matches as Indonesia's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the SEA Games semi-finals tie against Malaysia in Singapore on Thursday.The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

    The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

  • Morten Frost: It's '50-50' between Malaysia and Indonesia at SEA Games

    Singapore: When badminton draw for the 2015 SEA Games was announced on Tuesday, Malaysia men's and women's team have avoided an early showdown with Indonesia after they were both seeded joint third-fourth in the men's and women's team event respectively.The 10-man Malaysia badminton roster for 2015 SEA Games. (photo: 28th SEA Games)

    The 10-man Malaysia badminton roster for 2015 SEA Games. (photo: 28th SEA Games)

  • Morten Frost aims four finals at SEA Games

    Singapore: Technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost expected his shuttlers to finish in at least four finals at the Singapore SEA Games.Malaysia shuttlers depart for Singapore SEA Games. (photo: BAM)

    Malaysia shuttlers depart for Singapore SEA Games. (photo: BAM)

  • He Guoquan resigns from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: He Guoquan who was tasked to turn three young Malaysian men’s singles shuttlers – Soo Teck Zhi, Lim Chi Wing and Cheam June Wei into world-beaters, has tendered his resignation to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Wednesday, citing personal reasons.Resignation of He Guoquan is a big blow to BAM.

    Resignation of He Guoquan is a big blow to BAM.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still have chance with BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will make their comeback debut at the Australian Open qualifying round in Sydney next Tuesday, after they were broke up by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) following a series of poor performances early 2014.Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

    Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

  • Malaysia to face Korea again in the 2015 Sudirman Cup quarter-finals

    Dongguan: After the group stage of the 2015 Sudirman Cup has come to a completion on Wednesday, the top two teams of each group were going into the knockout phase that would begin on May 14.Malaysia vs Korea would be the highlight of the 2015 Sudirman Cup quarter-finals

    Malaysia vs Korea would be the highlight of the 2015 Sudirman Cup quarter-finals

  • BAM make World Championships wildcard request for Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria has confirmed on Tuesday that BAM have requested Badminton World Federation (BWF) to grant Lee Chong Wei a wildcard so that Lee could compete in the 2015 World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia from Aug 10 to 16.Lee Chong Wei attends a signing ceremony between BAM and XOX mobile on Tuesday. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei attends a signing ceremony between BAM and XOX mobile on Tuesday. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's Sudirman Cup team in Dongguan

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Sudirman Cup team is getting excited with the addition of Lee Chong Wei after his suspension officially ended on April 30, 2015. Lee went back to train with the Malaysia team on Friday. In fact, he was one of the earliest players who showed up to attend the Sudirman Cup training session at Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara.Lee Chong Wei returns to train with the Malaysian team on May 1st. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei returns to train with the Malaysian team on May 1st. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 45th, BAM to decide if he could play at world champs

    Kuala Lumpur: With his eight-month suspension officially ended on April 30, 2015, former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's has dropped to No. 45th place in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, behind Malaysian shuttlers Chong Wei Feng who was ranked 31st and Zulfadli Zulkiffli in the 41st place.Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei play again. (photo: Reuters)

    Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei play again. (photo: Reuters)

  • Morten Frost: Lee Chong Wei must compete in all Super Series to regain World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will have to play in all Super Series tournaments to regain his status as the world number one, said Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen.Morten Frost with Daren Liew at the background (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost with Daren Liew at the background (photo: Bernama)

  • Morten Frost wants men's pair to reach top 16 by year end

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has set a target for the men's doubles pair to reach the top 16 within a year under its new restructuring programme.Morten Frost, please don't count Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong out

    Morten Frost, please don't count Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong out

  • It's official: Hendrawan becomes Lee Chong Wei's Coach

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world champion Hendrawan will take on a bigger role - to mentor Datuk Lee Chong Wei - once the shuttler is cleared of his doping charge.

    Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen today confirmed that changes have been made in the men's singles department.Hendrawan (right) and Lee Chong Wei are laughing during a training session (photo: Utusan/Irwan Majid)

    Hendrawan (right) and Lee Chong Wei are laughing during a training session (photo: Utusan/Irwan Majid)

  • Hendrawan to coach Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2001 badminton men's singles world champion Hendrawan of Indonesia was appointed to coach Lee Chong Wei if Lee is set to be eligible to return to professional competition.Hendrawan (left) and Lee Chong Wei

    Hendrawan (left) and Lee Chong Wei

  • Morten Frost: coaches leave for better offers

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen admitted Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak have decided to not renew their contracts after receiving better offers from a badminton club.Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

    Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

  • Rashid Sidek & Rosman Razak say goodbye to BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After 13 years serving as a coach at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Malaysia's chief singles coach Rashid Sidek has decided not to renew the contract with BAM on Monday. Meanwhile, Rosman Razak who has done extremely well as the women’s doubles coach since taking charge in 2012, has also decided to leave BAM after about 20 years with the organization both as a player and as a coach.It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

    It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

  • Morten Frost finally gets what he wanted

    Kuala Lumpur: When I was growing up, my parents rarely give me everything I've ever wanted, and I always wished I was the kid few blocks away from my house who got all the cool toys my family couldn't afford.Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

    Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

  • Morten Frost tries to increase coaches' salaries

    Kuala Lumpur: They say behind every successful man there’s a woman, but in the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) case, the coaches play an important role as they provide guidance and support behind scenes to the Malaysian shuttlers.Hope Morten Frost can bring some much needed joy to Malaysian fans

    Hope Morten Frost can bring some much needed joy to Malaysian fans

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