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Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long gold medal match most-watched Rio Olympic event in China

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Published: 02 September 2016
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Beijing: Most people think the Olympics are just about basketball, swimming, track, gymnastics and the other more popular sports. However, in the 2016 Rio Olympics, badminton has become arguably the most popular Olympic sport in China, in terms of the TV ratings.Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei turns his focus to 2017 World Championships

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Published: 01 September 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei along with Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying were presented with cash incentives by the Penang government on Thursday for their outstanding performances at the Rio Olympics.Cogratulations to Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon, and Goh Liu Ying for the well deserved incentives. (photo: Ke Ooi)

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Derek Wong call it quits

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Published: 01 September 2016
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Singapore: 27-year-old Derek Wong of Singapore is hanging up his racket at the end of September.

The Singapore's top men's singles shuttler told reporters that he had turned in his resignation letter to the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) after the Rio Olympics. After his resignation, he will be joining the consulting firm Deloitte on Sept 26.We wish Derek Wong good luck as he moves on to new and different challenges. (photo: AP)

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Liliyana Natsir & Debby Susanto are retiring from the Indonesian team

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Published: 31 August 2016
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Jakarta: Indonesian duo Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad who have brought Indonesia the mixed doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are about to split-up.Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

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When did Lin Dan switch from badminton to ping pong?

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Published: 30 August 2016
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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

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