• Lee Chong Wei tops men's world rankings ahead of the Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: There was only one slight change in the top 10 Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings over the past week, with World No. 10 Kidambi Srikanth fell to No. 13th, hence allowing Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark to move up one spot from No. 11 to No. 10.Lee Chong Wei tastes a piece of 'Moon Cake' during the mid-autumn festival. (photo: Sinchew)

    Lee Chong Wei tastes a piece of 'Moon Cake' during the mid-autumn festival. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Lin Dan and Chinese Olympic delegates wrap up visit to Macau

    Macau: The Chinese Olympic delegation arrived in Macao on August 29 after their 3-day visit to Hong Kong last week.Lin Dan and Chen Long in Macau.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long in Macau.

  • Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long gold medal match most-watched Rio Olympic event in China

    Beijing: Most people think the Olympics are just about basketball, swimming, track, gymnastics and the other more popular sports. However, in the 2016 Rio Olympics, badminton has become arguably the most popular Olympic sport in China, in terms of the TV ratings.Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long wins Olympic gold, Lee Chong Wei deserves great respect!

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei once again had to settle for Olympic silver after he lost to World No. 2 Chen Long in the Rio Olympic final on Saturday.

    Lee seemed a little bit tense in the beginning of first set, allowing Chen Long to open up a 4-0 lead before Lee found his rhythm to reverse the lead at 5-4.Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in three-set epic

    Rio de Janeiro: At last, the most anticipated epic battle between World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday has proven to be yet another all-time classic in the history of Olympic men's singles semi-final.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to battle for spot in Olympic final

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and 2-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China will meet for a 37th time, this time with a spot in the 2016 Olympic final on the line.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio: Chen Long in quarters, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen exit

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio's men's singles No. 2 seed Chen Long has moved into the Olympic quarter-finals after easing past Adrian Dziolko of Poland 21-12, 21-9 in just 40 minutes on Saturday.Chen Long has an easy passage to quarter-finals in Rio.

    Chen Long has an easy passage to quarter-finals in Rio.

  • Rio 2016: Badminton players are arriving for Olympic Games

    Rio: With 5 days to go until the Rio Games open, badminton players, coaches, and officials from all around the world are arriving at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, although some teams have chosen Sao Paulo (about 443.3 km from Rio de Janeiro) for pre-game training ahead of the upcoming Olympics.Lee Chong Wei and the Malaysian team arriving in Rio.

    Lee Chong Wei and the Malaysian team arriving in Rio.

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • 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)

  • 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?

  • Lin Dan & Chen Long withdraw from Chinese Taipei Open

    Chinese Taipei: Lin Dan and Chen Long have joined Lee Chong Wei in pulling out from the Chinese Taipei Open which will be held in Taipei from June 28th to July 3rd.Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (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)

  • 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.

  • Badminton couple - Chen Long & Wang Shixian lose in Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Friday was a bad day for one of the sweetest couples in badminton - Chen Long and Wang Shixian when both were sent packing in the quarter-finals of Australian Open.Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long withdraws from BCA Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chen Long, the World No. 1 men's singles shuttler from China withdrew from BCA Indonesia Open, in a surprise move that blamed on a waist injury.The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

    The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

  • Great Wall crumbles as Korea beat China 3-1 in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: The home crowd was left stunned at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday night when badminton powerhouse China's domination in badminton suffered a heart-breaker after Korea pulled off a huge upset to beat China 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup.Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

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