• How old are Chen Qingchen, Chen Long?

    Kuala Lumpur: Just a few days after last week Korea Open champion Qiao Bin was found to be potentially engaged in age fabrication, BadmintonPlanet.com continued to discover more age discrepancies from Chinese badminton players.How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

    How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

  • Tang Yuanting temporarily retired to avoid BWF fine

    Beijing: When Badminton World Federation (BWF) broke the news about the retirement of 7 Chinese players on Tuesday, the badminton community around the world was definitely saddened by the news especially these great players have brought so many wonderful memories to the sport of badminton.Tang Yuanting is actually taking a rest from badminton. (photo: AP)

    Tang Yuanting is actually taking a rest from badminton. (photo: AP)

  • Yu Yang officially retires from badminton (gif)

    Beijing: Yu Yang, who won the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's doubles gold medal together with Du Jing, but was one of the eight players who were disqualified from the London Games for match throwing, wrote on her social media site Thursday that she has decided to quit the sport.Yu Yang argues with her coaches at Rio Olympics.

    Yu Yang argues with her coaches at Rio Olympics.

  • 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)

  • China fill maximum slots for the 2016 Olympic

    Wuhan: After winning two out of five gold medals offered at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) on Sunday, China has enough or in some categories, more than enough shuttlers to secure the maximum Olympic quota slots allocated for each country.Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

    Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

  • 1986, 1988 Uber Cup winner Lao Yujing dies at age 50

    Beijing: China's retired women's doubles players Lao Yujing, who was a member of the 1986, 1988 Uber Cup Championships team, passed away at age 50 two days ago in Guangzhou China.Lao Yujing (middle left) and notable female badminton players such as Li Lingwei, and Han Aiping were part of the Chinese squad that lifted the 1988 Uber Cup.

    Lao Yujing (middle left) and notable female badminton players such as Li Lingwei, and Han Aiping were part of the Chinese squad that lifted the 1988 Uber Cup.

  • When Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan turned actors

    Jinjiang: Many great athletes have leapt from sport to screen to find movie stardom. In the official launch ceremony of a badminton related movie called "I'm the Hero" on Tuesday in Jinjiang of China, Lee Chong Wei together with his on-the-court nemesis and off-the-court friend, Lin Dan were looking oh so handsome and as sharp as ever.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

  • Lin Dan to play at Brasil Open

    Rio de Janeiro: China's five-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will become the biggest star to participate in the Brasil Open to be held from November 24 to November 29 in Rio de Janeiro.Despite his recent disappointments, Lin Dan remains the favorite to win the 2016 Olympic gold medal.

    Despite his recent disappointments, Lin Dan remains the favorite to win the 2016 Olympic gold medal.

  • China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • Li Yongbo and the Chinese badminton team visit an orphanage in China

    Jinjiang: As they beef up their preparation for next week's Chinese Taipei Open at Jinjiang, Fujian province of China, the Chinese National Badminton Team continued its "Giving Back to the Community" spirit, by visiting an orphanage in Jinjiang on Tuesday.The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

    The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

  • Chinese New Year greetings from the China national badminton team

    Lingshui: The Chinese New Year is China's most celebrated holiday. As 2015 is the year of goat, decorations of shiny goats and fluffy sheep are commonly seen on every street, building and house in China, and in countries that have large ethic Chinese population such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and etc.Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

    Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

  • China vow to come back strong at Incheon Asian Games

    Beijing: After their Thomas Cup heartbreak in May, China's badminton coach Li Yongbo would like to carry the positives from the loss into their Asian Games matches. Li Yongbo talking to the media

    Li Yongbo talking to the media


  • Thomas and Uber Cup: India still has a long way to go

    New Delhi: "India still has a long way to go before it overtakes China in women badminton. The gap between China and other countries remains significant," said China's badminton Chief coach Li Yongbo during a media conference on Friday.Li Yongbo is a controversial figures yet a successful badminton chief coach

    Li Yongbo is a controversial figures yet a successful badminton chief coach

    Li stressed that he is not too concern about India even though the home team has several good shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu. He also praised countries such as India, Japan and Thailand for cultivating home-grown badminton talent.

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