• World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

    Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

    PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

  • Lin Dan, Intanon Ratchanok win Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: The five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China successfully defending the Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday. Lin defeated compatriot Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-8 in 50 minutes to retain the title he won last year in South Korea.Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

    Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

  • Lin Dan & Setiawan/Ahsan in Asia Championships final, Chen Long grants walkover

    Wuhan: No.2 seed Lin Dan was on course to defend the men's singles crown when he needed 49 minutes to defeat No.7 seed - last week's China Masters champion Wang Zhengming in straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday to advance into the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

    Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

  • Indonesian Badminton umpire Unang Sukardja dies at 55

    By Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta:Indonesia’s sporting community mourned the passing over the weekend of top badminton umpire Unang Sukardja, best remembered for officiating what is widely considered one of the greatest matches of all time.Unang Sukardja chaired the men’s singles final in the London Olympic Games between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, often called the best match ever played.

    Unang Sukardja chaired the men’s singles final in the London Olympic Games between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, often called the best match ever played.

  • Saina Nehwal exit, Chen Long, Lin Dan advance to Asia Championships semis

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday.Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

    Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long in quarters Of Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Lin Dan and Chen Long both eased into the quarter-finals of the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships with straight-set victories on Thursday.Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships

    Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships


  • Lin Dan, Chong Wei Feng march on at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: After a pretty quiet day one at Badminton Asia Championships yesterday, a larger crowd has attended the six-day event on Wednesday to show support for their home team and to watch Lin Dan made his first appearance in the tournament.

    The second seeded Lin Dan took only 19 minutes to dispatch U Ieong Iek of Macau 21-3, 21-6 to cruise to the third round. Lin Dan was once led by 15-0 in the first set anLin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    Lin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    d will take on Farzin Khanjani of Iran on Thursday.

  • Tough task for Lin Dan at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Men's singles defending champion Lin Dan has a tough task at the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships 2015 that started on Tuesday.Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

    Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

  • Lin Dan to get new tattoo if he wins gold in Rio Olympics

    By Rudraneil Sengupta

    With 2015 slated to be a testing year, the incredible player talks about his comeback, Indian badminton, and Olympic dreamsMay be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    May be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    Five-time world champion, five-time All England champion and the first men’s singles player to win back-to-back Olympic gold in badminton, Lin Dan is without argument the greatest badminton player of his generation, perhaps of all time. When he defended his Olympic title at the London 2012 games, and then married long-time partner and former women’s world champion badminton player Xie Xingfang, many thought it would be the last time “Super Dan” would take to the court.

  • Badminton stars rally behind Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As Lee Chong Wei is less than five days away from his Badminton World Federation (BWF) hearing in Amsterdam, a host of badminton stars have voiced their support for the badminton superstar.The whole badminton world is waiting for the return of Lee Chong Wei (left)

    The whole badminton world is waiting for the return of Lee Chong Wei (left)

  • Chen Long defeats Lin Dan to capture Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: Reigning World champion Chen Long of China overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure the Malaysia Open Superseries men's singles title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Lin Dan was defeated by Malaysia's badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysia Open in 2012, and failed to capture the title again in the absence of Lee.Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

    Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

  • Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long at Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will square off compatriot world no. 1 Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers battled past their opponents at the semi-finals on Saturday.Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin reach Malaysia Open semis

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one Chen Long cruised again on Friday while his legendary compatriot Lin Dan survived a scare, but the Chinese shuttlers stayed on a collision course for the final of the Malaysia Open.Lin Dan and Chen Long are on course for Malaysia Open final collision

    Lin Dan and Chen Long are on course for Malaysia Open final collision

  • Malaysia Open: Chen Long, Lin Dan storm into the quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one Chen Long continued his dominant form on Thursday to breeze into the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open, joining his superstar Chinese compatriot Lin Dan.Chen Long of China in action at the Badminton Malaysian Open (photo: EPA)

    Chen Long of China in action at the Badminton Malaysian Open (photo: EPA)

  • Park Joo-bong wishes Lee Chong Wei good luck before BWF hearing

    Kuala Lumpur: Japan's badminton head coach Park Joo-bong was looking forward to another Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan match up at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and was hoping to hear good news from Lee Chong Wei's Badminton World Federation hearing (BWF) that will be held in Amsterdam, April 11.Park Joo-bong was the King of men's doubles from late 80's to mid 90's

    Park Joo-bong was the King of men's doubles from late 80's to mid 90's

  • 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

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