• 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 under the 11-point system

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) have given serious consideration for implementing the 11 X 5 scoring system recently. BWF is experimenting the new scoring system on selected tournament from September 2016 through to 31 December 2017.  Analysis from these tournaments played will be considered by BWF Council at its Annual General Meeting in May 2018.Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

    Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

  • Lin Dan inspires future badminton stars in Wuhan, China

    Wuhan: As part of the Legend's Vision promotional tour in China, Lin Dan was invited by YONEX to attend one of the Legends’ Vision events that was held in Wuhan, China on Saturday.Lin Dan attends the Legend's Vision promotional tour in Wuhan, China.

    Lin Dan attends the Legend's Vision promotional tour in Wuhan, China.

  • 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.

  • When did Lin Dan switch from badminton to ping pong?

    Beijing: After the Rio Olympic Games was concluded, a delegation of Chinese Olympic athletes was paying a 3-day visit to Hong Kong from August 27 to August 29. Those Olympic medalists have attended a variety show in Hong Kong to allow the public to celebrate their achievements at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Lin Dan vs Li Xiao Xia

    Lin Dan vs Li Xiao Xia

  • Badminton fan dies of heart attack during Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan match at Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: When two of the best badminton player of all time - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan clashed in the Rio Olympics semi-finals last Friday, not only the whole badminton world was brought to a grinding halt to watch them play, a 62-year-old Malaysian fan also suffered a fatal heart attack at the end of the three-set thriller.A funeral ceremony for the heart attack victim.

    A funeral ceremony for the heart attack victim.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, other badminton stars & their look-alikes

    Kuala Lumpur: With the 2016 Rio Olympics finally at a close, no matter you're sad and depressed or you are happy and excited after the Rio Olympics, it's time to move on and enjoy your life with your family or with your loved one.Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

    Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

  • 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)

  • Lin Dan digs deep to beat Vladimir Malkov in Rio

    Rio: Two time Olympic champion in the badminton men's singles event, Lin Dan, was given a thorough work out by his Russian opponent Vladimir Malkov at the Rio Olympics.Lin Dan shakes hand with Vladimir Malkov after beating the Russian 21-18, 21-7 at the opener. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Vladimir Malkov after beating the Russian 21-18, 21-7 at the opener. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei rolls on to win an easy opener in Rio

    From David Chelliah

    Rio: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei made short work of his opponent in his bid to win the country's first ever Olympic gold medal with an effortless win in a Group A match at Pavilion 4, Riocentro here today.Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan eyeing another Olympic gold medal

    Rio: Lin Dan and the Chinese badminton team have finally arrived at the Olympic village in Rio after spending last 10 days in Sao Paulo.

    However, Lin Dan is braced for a tough defence of his gold medal as he bids to create an unprecedented record in the history of badminton, which is to capture his third Olympic gold in Rio.Lin Dan arrives at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.

    Lin Dan arrives at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.

  • 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 remains calm after Olympic badminton draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei faces a potentially tricky route to the Olympic final after being drawn in the same half as the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan.

    Although Lin Dan has been inconsistent in his recent performances, but the Chinese badminton star has proven many times that he could finish well at big tournaments such as the Olympics.Malaysian badminton players bound for Rio Olympics receive a warm send-off from Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. (photo: Bernama)

    Malaysian badminton players bound for Rio Olympics receive a warm send-off from Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. (photo: Bernama)

  • 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)

  • 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?

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