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Lee Chong Wei seeded top for Rio Olympics

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Published: 21 July 2016
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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)

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Japan badminton team look to move past gambling scandal

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Published: 20 July 2016
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Tokyo: The Japanese badminton team's morale was low when Japanese rising badminton star, 21-year-old Kento Momota and six-time Japan national champion Kenichi Tago have been expelled from the national team after they admitted to gamble at illegal casinos.Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi are eyeing for Olympic gold in Rio. (photo: Yoshiaki Miura)

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Olympic venue not the biggest concern for Indonesian badminton team

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Published: 19 July 2016
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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)

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Wang Shixian & Tian Qing excluded from Chinese Olympic badminton squad

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Published: 18 July 2016
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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?

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Ratchanok Intanon cleared to play in Olympics

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Published: 18 July 2016
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Bangkok: Thailand's badminton star Ratchanok Intanon has been cleared to return to badminton after charges of failed drug test were dropped by a Badminton World Federation (BWF) Hearing Panel on Monday.Ratchanok Intanon cries during the press conference. (photo: GettyImages)

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