• Lin Dan leads China's warm up matches prior to Rio Olympics 2016

    Chengdu: Lin Dan led his 2016 Olympic team teammates to play exhibition matches held in Shuangliu District Sports Center, Chengdu on July 22nd.Lin Dan, Chen Long

    Lin Dan, Chen Long

  • Lee Chong Wei seeded top for Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's world No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has received a No. 1 seeding for the men's draw in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Olympic venue not the biggest concern for Indonesian badminton team

    Jakarta: When the Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan went to Brazil to compete at the Brasil Open Grand Prix last November - hoping to know more about the venue and climate about Rio Olympics, he was disappointed by the Riocentro - Pavilion 4 stadium, where the Olympic badminton event will be held next month.The Indonesian badminton Olympic squad pose for pictures. (photo: PBSI)

    The Indonesian badminton Olympic squad pose for pictures. (photo: PBSI)

  • Wang Shixian & Tian Qing excluded from Chinese Olympic badminton squad

    Beijing: After she was left out of China’s 2012 London Olympics squad in favor of Li Xuerui, World No. 9 women's singles player Wang Shixian of China was yet again left out of the 2016 Olympic squad when she was not listed amongst 15-player roster named for the Rio Games on Monday.What? Wang Shixian was not selected for the Olympic, again?

    What? Wang Shixian was not selected for the Olympic, again?

  • Malaysia badminton team is ready for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • P.V Sindhu gets Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sendoff

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

    P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

  • Lee Chong Wei: I want Rio Olympic To Be Really Memorable

    Kuala Lumpur: National badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei wants to make the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games as the most memorable in his life by winning the gold medal.

    "This is not only my dream but also the dream of all Malaysians. I have to make the best preparation since this is my last Olympic Games," he told Malaysia media.Never stop believing! (photo: GettyImages)

    Never stop believing! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei requests Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock to join him in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who regained the World No. 1 ranking on June 16, has requested his two coaches including Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock to be on his side during the Summer Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016.Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

    Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Ko Sung-hyun/Kim Ha-na are eyeing Olympic gold

    Seoul: At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, the world No. 1-ranked men's badminton tandem of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are considered the biggest medal hope for South Korea. But they are not the only pair that the country is counting on for a medal.

    Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na are ranked No. 2 in the mixed doubles. They have been gearing up for the Rio Games well, winning five tournaments last year and also triumphing at the German Open in March and the Singapore Open in April. The two finished runners-up at the Indonesia Open last week, but in the semifinals they beat the top-ranked Chinese pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

    Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

  • Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boe are going to Olympics!

    Copenhagen: After suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysms in his brain, and went through a brain surgery during the European Team Championship in Russia in February, no one ever thought Carsten Mogensen would able to come back and compete at the highest level of badminton.Congratulations to Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boefor being selected to play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boefor being selected to play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

  • PBSI to improve players' fitness ahead of Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: The Badminton Association of Indonesia or PBSI has set up training programs targeting players whose fitness performances fall below expectations ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Rexy Mainaky remains confident for Indonesian shuttlers in Rio. (photo: AFP)

    Rexy Mainaky remains confident for Indonesian shuttlers in Rio. (photo: AFP)

  • The inspirational story of Ratchanok Intanon

    Sydney: As the humble daughter of factory workers at a Bangkok sweet-maker, badminton was a ticket out of poverty for Ratchanok Intanon, who hopes winning gold at the Rio Olympics might inspire more Thai girls to chase their dreams.

    The 21-year-old will be among Thailand's main medal hopes in Brazil and one of the chief threats to China's chances of defending their astonishing sweep of all five badminton titles at the London Games.Ratchanok Intanon is an inspirational figure to many Thailand badminton players. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is an inspirational figure to many Thailand badminton players. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: This might be my last Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and the World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei told reporter at a press conference in Jakarta that the 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier could be his last Indonesia Open competition before making a decision to retire from the sport.Lee Chong Wei attends the BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier press conference in Jakarta. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei attends the BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier press conference in Jakarta. (photo: AFP)

  • Carsten Mogensen: I am ready for Rio Olympics

    Copenhagen: Denmark's men's doubles badminton ace Carsten Mogensen who collapsed and had to undergo a brain surgery in Kazan, Russia during the European Team Championships in February to treat a ruptured aneurysm in his brain, has made strong recovery and ready to play again.

    It was found out that Mogensen's live threatening injury was caused by a brain haemorrhage that may have exist in his cerebral aneurysms since his early childhood.Fans can't wait to see Carsten Mogensen play badminton again! (photo: AFP)

    Fans can't wait to see Carsten Mogensen play badminton again! (photo: AFP)

  • Li Xuerui, Wang Shixian & Wang Yihan's Olympic bid up in air

    By: Chan Kin-wa

    Beijing: With at least five players who have made top 16, the China badminton team officials will finalise their two choices for the women’s singles on July 18

    Top women’s badminton players from China, including defending singles champion Li Xuerui, will be forced to wait until the last moment before finding out whether they will go to the Rio Olympic Games.Wang Shixian, Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan (from left) are trying to squeeze into the 2 spots allocated for China in Olympics.

    Wang Shixian, Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan (from left) are trying to squeeze into the 2 spots allocated for China in Olympics.

  • Laura Sarosi earns trip to Rio Olympics for sportsmanship

    Hungary: Sure, winning is great, but good sportsmanship is more than that!Laura Sarosi (in red) showed why badminton is one of the greatest sports on earth.

    Laura Sarosi (in red) showed why badminton is one of the greatest sports on earth.

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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