• 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?

  • 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: 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.

  • Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Australian Open

    Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

    Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

  • Jonatan Christie beats Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: With the backing of home crowd, Indonesia's unseeded Jonatan Christie pulled off a huge upset against China's two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the BCA Indonesia Open badminton championship at Bung Karno Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

    Christie was ecstatic after clinching his second round match against his own idol 21-12, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

    Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance into Indonesian Open second round

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei only took 35 minutes to get past the first round of the Indonesian Open at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta today.

    Chong Wei did not face any problem beating Indian player, Sameer Verna in straight sets 21-11 and 21-13 to set a meeting with Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the next round.With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

    With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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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