• Malaysia Open: Chen Long, Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal through to 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an easy win over Japan's Takuma Ueda on Wednesday.Without Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan has a high chance of winning this year's Malaysia Open.(photo: Lin Dan's weibo)

    Without Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan has a high chance of winning this year's Malaysia Open.(photo: Lin Dan's weibo)

  • Tommy Sugiarto shocks Lin Dan to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto fought off the heat and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China on Friday to advance to the semi-final at the India Open.Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

    Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

  • India Open: Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal roll; Jan Jorgensen exits

    New Delhi: Badminton superstar Lin Dan moved effortlessly through to the third round of the India Open Super Series, putting in a powerful performance to outclass Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-13, 21-16 at the Siri Fort Complex on Thursday.Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

    Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

  • Lin Dan in sexy Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot

    Shanghai: Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? Oh, no, it's just these "Super" sexy photos of two-time Olympic gold medalist - Lin Dan.Lin Dan gets sexy for Dolce & Gabbana. Someone hand me a tissue, I am nose bleeding! (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

    Lin Dan gets sexy for Dolce & Gabbana. Someone hand me a tissue, I am nose bleeding! (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

  • India Open: Lin Dan, Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing in 2nd round

    New Delhi: No. 3 seed Lin Dan eased into the second round of the India Open Super Series on Wednesday by defeating Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-16 in just 32 minutes. Lin Dan will play Hu Yun of Hong Kong on Thursday. His younger compatriot Xue Song, however, managed to pull off an upset to battle past fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 21-14, 21-16 in 38 minutes.Lin Dan gets off to a good start at India Open

    Lin Dan gets off to a good start at India Open

  • India Open Super Series kicks off on March 24

    New Delhi: The Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series starts on Tuesday with the likes of Lin Dan participating in the tournament.

    The Badminton World Federation has given the Super Series circuit a break in January and February. So the leading stars have been raring to have a go at each other. The tournament will give them the opportunity to have a go at each other.Lin Dan at the press conference ahead of India Open Super Series. (Photo credit: Artsmith)

    Lin Dan at the press conference ahead of India Open Super Series. (Photo credit: Artsmith)

  • Chen Long hopes to emulate Lin Dan

    Birmingham: World number one Chen Long hopes to emulate his legendary compatriot Lin Dan after regaining an All England Open men's singles title which some doubted he could capture a second time.Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

    Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

  • Lin Dan 3th, Lee Chong Wei 8th, Saina Nehwal 2nd in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), after his All England triumph, Chen Long of China cemented his place as the No. 1 men's singles player of the world for the 12 consecutive weeks, followed by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in the second place.Fans all cross the world wait for Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry to be renewed

    Fans all cross the world wait for Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry to be renewed

  • Lin Dan debut at India Open

    New Delhi: Chinese badminton icon Lin Dan will make his debut at the fifth edition of the $275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries tournament that gets under way at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on March 24.

    During the tournament, the five-time world champion will play his first individual event in India since completing a hat-trick of world titles in Hyderabad in 2009.Lin Dan - the star attraction at India Open

    Lin Dan - the star attraction at India Open

  • Chen Long beat Jan Jorgensen to win 2015 All England

    Birmingham: World champion Chen Long of who beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in Saturday's semifinals, fought back from one game down to beat Denmark's Jan Jorgensen for the men's singles title at the 2015 All England badminton championships on Sunday.Congratulations to Chen Long!

    Congratulations to Chen Long!

  • All England: Chen Long beats Lin Dan in semis

    England: Reigning men's singles world champion Chen Long of China sensationally beat compatriot the two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time All-England champion Lin Dan for the first time in his career on Saturday to earn a spot in the All England final.Chen Long (blue shirt) waves at the crowd after he won his All England semi-final match against Lin Dan

    Chen Long (blue shirt) waves at the crowd after he won his All England semi-final match against Lin Dan

  • All England: Lin Dan to play Chen Long in semis

    Birmingham: 2-time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan of China shrugged off a defiant Kento Momota of Japan 21-18, 21-19 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals at the 2015 All England.Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

  • All England: Li Xuerui loses, Lin Dan & Chen Long march on

    Birmingham: At 183 cm, and given the amount of versatility, speed and strength, Sun Yu (20) proved herself as the women's singles future for China when she nabbed the All England quarter-finals berth by defeating women's singles top seed Li Xuerui 21-13, 21-13 in just 35 minutes.Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

  • Down goes Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong in 1st round of All England

    England: In the biggest upset at the 1st round of All England, scrappy Denmark men’s doubles pair Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding played neck and neck with world number one Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea, and ultimately shocking the Korean pair 21-16, 21-19 in 49 minutes.Lee Yong Dae (back) and Yoo Yeon Seong suffer 1st round exit at the All England

    Lee Yong Dae (back) and Yoo Yeon Seong suffer 1st round exit at the All England

  • Lin Dan: Shuttlers should have more freedom in choosing tournaments

    England: Lin Dan, widely regarded as the greatest men's singles player in badminton history, marked his return to the All-England Open with an appeal for his fellow professionals to be given more freedom.

    The Olympic champion from China said Tuesday he wants professional players to be allowed more choice in where and when they play, something which might have been regarded as an anathema in his country only a short time ago.Why all the buzz at the 2015 All England is surrounding Lin Dan instead of world number one Chen Long?

    Why all the buzz at the 2015 All England is surrounding Lin Dan instead of world number one Chen Long?

  • Lin Dan eyeing sixth All-England title

    England: Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport's oldest tournament begins on Wednesday.

    China's most decorated singles performer last appeared at the 105-year-old championships in 2012, when he won his fifth crown, and returns this year after taking time away from the sport.When can we see Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei again?

    When can we see Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei again?

  • No Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry at the 2015 Malaysian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: To date, Lin Dan has completed two rounds of career grand slams, winning two Olympic gold medals, two Asian Games men's singles gold medals, five world championships, five All England titles and men’s singles champion in many Superseries tournaments. Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.

    Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.


  • 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)

  • Peter Gade returns to action, in exhibition match

    Vienna: Former world number one and five time European Champion Peter Gade will play an exhibition game in the final day of Austrian Open on February 21. Peter Gade will face Austrian badminton player Michael Lahnsteiner who will play the last match of his career on Sunday.Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

    Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

  • Lin Dan's wax figure switches over to YONEX, too

    Shanghai: After Lin Dan officially signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with YONEX in Jan 7, the clothing his wax figure was wearing at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai also switched from his original sponsor Li Ning to YONEX.Who is the real Lin Dan? Oh man I'm so confused!

    Who is the real Lin Dan? Oh man I'm so confused!

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