• PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Tey Seu Bock: Lin Dan is still Lee Chong Wei’s greatest rival in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei's Olympic gold medal hopes have been dashed... twice by the same player - Lin Dan, both in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic men's singles finals. While gearing up for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock admitted that Lin Dan remained the major hurdle in Lee's bid for his first-ever Olympic gold at Rio Games.Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

    Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

  • Lin Dan wins Brasil Open as China sweep all 5 titles

    Rio de Janeiro: Although it was just a Grand Prix tournament, China continued to its show dominance in badminton with another set of exemplary performances as the Chinese produced a clean sweep to win all five titles on offer at the Brasil Open on Sunday.Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

    Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

  • Lin Dan to play at Brasil Open

    Rio de Janeiro: China's five-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will become the biggest star to participate in the Brasil Open to be held from November 24 to November 29 in Rio de Janeiro.Despite his recent disappointments, Lin Dan remains the favorite to win the 2016 Olympic gold medal.

    Despite his recent disappointments, Lin Dan remains the favorite to win the 2016 Olympic gold medal.

  • Lin Dan eyeing a third gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Rio De Janeiro:In an exclusive interview with Rio2016.com published on Wednesday, Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan talked about his quest for a third--consecutive title at Rio Olympics.

    "I am training hard to prepare for Rio - the Olympics is our main focus now - but I don't want to think too much at this moment about what I might achieve there," Lin said.Lin Dan refuses to give up on winning his third straight Olympic gold.

    Lin Dan refuses to give up on winning his third straight Olympic gold.

  • Carolina Marin eyes Rio Olympics

    Ibiza: Two-time world champion Carolina Marin said she is looking forward to continuing her badminton success at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Ibiza, Carolina Marin said she has always wanted to fulfill her childhood dream of bagging a gold medal at the highest level of badminton such as the World Championships and the Olympics.Organizer in Ibiza presents the two-time world champion Carolina Marin with a gift.

    Organizer in Ibiza presents the two-time world champion Carolina Marin with a gift.

  • Lee Chong Wei to focus on Olympic preparations

    Kuala Lumpur: The road to become an Olympic Champion is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close. Badminton is a very demanding sport at any level of competition, but to play at the highest level imaginable requires a grit and determination that, for some, may quit before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For Lee Chong Wei, who suffered his fourth consecutive world championship final defeat - and second straight by Chen Long - on Sunday, has earned a lot of respect from badminton fans and players around the world through his perseverance and determination.Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

    Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Badminton qualifying begins on Monday

    Kuala Lumpur: The starting pistol for the race to the Rio 2016 Games has been fired on Monday, May 4, 2015. Competition is going to be very fierce for places, with Badminton players around the world are fighting to earn qualification spots for the greatest sporting event on the planet.The Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time for the sport of badminton

    The Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time for the sport of badminton

  • Lin Dan among the big names bidding farewell at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    The Olympic Games are always packed with emotional stories and for those athletes saying goodbye to the famous rings, the sentiment is even stronger. The Rio 2016 Games will see a host of great performers striving to ensure they shine during their last appearance on the Olympic stage.

    We’ve listed 10 of the athletes for whom Rio 2016 is likely to be their final Olympic Games. The stage is set… and with ticket sales starting in March this year, click here to ensure you don’t miss out.Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

    Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

  • Rashid: It's good enough if Lee Chong Wei qualifies for 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men's singles coach Rashid Sidek told Malaysian media yesterday that Lee Chong Wei would need a miracle to win gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Rashid explained that Chong Wei's age and significant improvement from some of his opponents over time could make it harder for him to win the gold medal. Of course, Lee Chong Wei could only compete in the Olympics if he would receive a lesser ban from Badminton World Federation (BWF) on his doping case hearing.Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

    Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

  • All indications point to Olympic 2016 for Lee Chong Wei

    KUALA LUMPUR: At an interview before the All England tournament this year, Lee Chong Wei responded to a reporter from China that he will most likely continue to play until 2016 Olympic.Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    You can watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcYzBJWrkIc

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