• Video: Interview with Lin Dan at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: We’re now just hours away from the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympics, and before the big event, fans got the opportunity to interact with one of China’s most successful athletes, two-time Olympic badminton champ Lin Dan. The Chinese superstar, is also active in the Youth Games, as he was a torch-bearer during the torch relay earlier this week, and also had the time to talk with our Wang Dong, in this CCTV exclusive.Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

    Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

  • Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of the torch bearers for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The Summer Youth Olympic Games is taking place from in Nanjing, China from 16 to 28 August and feature 3,800 young athletes. Lin Dan was very happy and excited as this was the first time he participated in such torch relay.Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

    Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

  • Lin Dan wins Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was crowned men's singles champion at the 2014 Taipei Open Badminton Championship that ended yesterday in Taipei arena. In addition to men's singles, China also won mixed doubles champion through Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan.Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

    Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lin Dan survives scare

    Taipei: Seventh seed Lin Dan survived a scare from Japan’s Riichi Takeshita before winning his Chinese Taipei Open semi-final match in three tight sets at Taipei on Saturday.Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    The Chinese, who are looking to move higher in BWF ranking through winning the Chinese Taipei Open title was stretched to the limit before prevailing 21-15, 14-21, and 21-18 in 65 minutes.

  • World of badminton awaits Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan showdown in 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan rivalry has pushed the popularity of badminton to a whole new level. The world of badminton will forever remember the Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan rivalry.Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Any great duel in sports will feature two opponents of contrasting styles and personalities. The same dynamic has made the Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry in modern badminton a compelling one for viewers around the world. These two players have totally different personalities. Lee Chong Wei has a natural humble personality and attitude, while Lin Dan is known for his hot temper for allegedly trying to punch his opponent's coach in the face and throwing his shoes into the crowds.

  • Australian Open: Super Dan wins

    Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

    Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

    Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Lin Dan in Australian Badminton Open

    Sydney: Lin Dan has attracted a lot of media attentions since his arrival in Sydney to compete at the Star Australian Badminton Open 2014.Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    The tattooed 30-year-old badminton super star was the second richest athlete in China last year. Through a combination of prizes won and lucrative endorsement deals, Lin Dan has amassed an estimated net worth of close to $20 Million.

  • Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

    Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei prevails on day full of upsets

    Tokyo: On a day full of upsets in Japan Open quarter finals, world number one Lee Chong Wei managed to avoid an upset bid from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by closing it out 21-15, 12-21, 21-17 in 62-minute. Chong Wei will set up a mouth-watering clash with Kenichi Tago who is on a revenge mission, having whitewashed by Chong Wei in the Thomas Cup final last month.Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    On the other hand, luck was not on China's side in the quarter final of Japan Open, where two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was toppled by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 19-21, 21-13, 16-21; and Chen Long was crushed by Hu Yun of Hong Kong 18-21, 21-19, 15-21.

  • Japan Open: Mixed results for Malaysian in the second round

    Tokyo: In the second round of Japan Open badminton championships, the defending champion world number 1 Lee Chong Wei won the first set against Marc Zwiebler of Germany easily with 21-13, but was forced to work hard as the resilient German stretched Chong Wei to 28-26 in the second set before conceded defeat. Chong Wei will play Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarter-finals tomorrow.Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    According to Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock, shuttle slowness caused the game to be very slow tempo, thus allowing the opponent to have more time to react to Chong Wei's attacks.

  • Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

  • Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the main draw of Japan Open.It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    Nevertheless, he should be able to roll through Kazumasa Sakai in his first qualifying match; he will probably play Daren Liew of Malaysia for a spot in the main draw. If everything goes well, Lin Dan will face Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the second round.

  • Lin Dan needs to go through the qualifying stages for Australian Open

    Beijing: Two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist and five-time world champion Lin Dan will have to qualify to make his debut at this month's Australian Open, organisers said Monday.China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

    China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

    Lin, 30, considered the greatest badminton player of all time, saw his ranking drop to 104 after a seven-month sabbatical from the sport, returning to win the Asia Championships and China Masters this year.

  • US soldier played badminton with Taliban captors

    USA: There’s a saying that goes "any publicity is good publicity," and while I’m not so sure about that, I do noticed the way Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from USA played badminton has received more media coverage than Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

    A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

    New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of the Year for 2013 for his remarkable performances in 2013 by winning 6 superseries tournaments and the Super Series Masters Finals; he was also the runner-up in the World Championships in Guangzhou last year. Other BWF Male Player of the Year 2013 nominees were Lin Dan and Chen Long of China, the doubles duo Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia; and Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae of South Korea.Lee Chong Wei received the 2013 Male Player of the Year award from the President of Badminton Association of India, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta at the annual BWF Gala Awards Dinner held in the sidelines of Thomas and Uber Cup tournament being held in Delhi.

    Lee Chong Wei received the 2013 Male Player of the Year award from the President of Badminton Association of India, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta at the annual BWF Gala Awards Dinner held in the sidelines of Thomas and Uber Cup tournament being held in Delhi.

  • Final list of Thomas-Uber Cup: Lin Dan, Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang, Cai Yun, Sony Dwi Kuncoro Out

    Jakarta: China has decided to field Lin Dan in its Thomas Cup team. Lin Dan will play fourth Men’s Singles player alongside Chen Long (2), Du Pengyu (6) and Tian Houwei (16). Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?

    Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?
    However, Cai Yun the reigning Olympic men’s doubles champions was excluded from the team. In addition, Yu Yang, one of the most accomplished women’s doubles players of all time, has been excluded from China’s Uber cup team as well.

    Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim Ki Jung will mark their return to badminton by playing in the Thomas Cup in New Delhi. BWF lifted their ban against these two players last month. The two are part of a strong Korean doubles line-up, which appears relatively weaker in singles. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang and Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel are the flag-bearers for Korea in doubles.

  • Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

    Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet

    Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet
    And you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

  • No wildcard for Lin Dan at World Championships 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR: In last year’s world badminton champioIn World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).

    In World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).
    nships, Badminton World Federation (BWF) granted Lin Dan a wild card so he could compete in the tournament. The Olympic champion from China ended up winning his fifth world title after first coming from a game down and then overturning a 10-6 final game deficit to force his great rival, and good friend, Lee Chong Wei to retire at 20-17 down in another epic Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown.
  • Malaysian professional badminton league to launch in September

    Kuala Lumpur: A new Malaysian badminton league called Malaysia Purple League (MPL) is set to get underway later this year (from September 2014 to February 2015) which will see twelve franchises taking part in the RM2 million overall prize money competition. The Malaysia Purple League is a good way to search of a worthy successor to world number one singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei

    The Malaysia Purple League is a good way to search of a worthy successor to world number one singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei

    The MPL will feature the best Malaysia players such as superstar Lee Chong Wei and new, emerging talent, as well as some of the great badminton stars from China, Korea and Europe. The league is expected to feature Lin Dan, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Lee Yong-dae and Markis Kido.

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