• Rashid: It's good enough if Lee Chong Wei qualifies for 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men's singles coach Rashid Sidek told Malaysian media yesterday that Lee Chong Wei would need a miracle to win gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Rashid explained that Chong Wei's age and significant improvement from some of his opponents over time could make it harder for him to win the gold medal. Of course, Lee Chong Wei could only compete in the Olympics if he would receive a lesser ban from Badminton World Federation (BWF) on his doping case hearing.Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

    Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

  • BAM urged to speed up BWF hearing for Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has ordered Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to get a firm date for Lee Chong Wei's Badminton World Federation (BWF) hearing as soon as possible.

    Vice President of BAM Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said he and Khairy discussed about this issue at Sports Arena Sentosa two days ago.Good luck to Lee Chong Wei!

    Good luck to Lee Chong Wei!

  • Lee Chong Wei 'would quit' if suspended for doping (video)

    By Jennifer Pak

    Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.We and Badminton need you, Lee Chong Wei!

    We and Badminton need you, Lee Chong Wei!

  • Lee Chong Wei will witness Yonex Malaysia Masters badminton championships

    Kuching: Former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei will be in town next Thursday to witness the Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Masters badminton championship which is being held in conjunction with this year’s BWF Grand Prix Gold series.Lee Chong Wei will give moral support to athletes at Malaysia Masters badminton championships

    Lee Chong Wei will give moral support to athletes at Malaysia Masters badminton championships

  • Lee Chong Wei's hearing set for first week of Feb

    Kuala Lumpur: According to Malaysian media, deputy president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Norza Zakaria has confirmed that Badminton World Federation (BWF) will hear Lee Chong Wei's case at the first week of February.Badminton will be boring without Lee Chong Wei

    Badminton will be boring without Lee Chong Wei

  • Lee Chong Wei’s BWF hearing may be held early Feb

    Kuala Lumpur: According to Malaysian media, deputy president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria said that they have requested a new date from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for Lee Chong Wei's hearing. It was speculated that the hearing date might be set for early February.Badminton needs Lee Chong Wei

    Badminton needs Lee Chong Wei

  • Lee Chong Wei's timely donation saves the life of a 6-month-old baby

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who has been actively involved in relief efforts for flood victims affected by Malaysia's worst flooding in a decades, made a life-saving impact recently on a 6-month old baby girl who suffered from ventricular septal defect (VSD) — sometimes referred to as a hole in the heart, by donating RM30, 000 to help pay for her medical expenses.Lee Chong Wei and the baby girl who suffers from ventricular septal defect (Photo: 人民邮报)

    Lee Chong Wei and the baby girl who suffers from ventricular septal defect (Photo: 人民邮报)

  • Happy New Year! Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 may not have been a stellar year for Malaysian badminton, but hey, it's all depends on how you look at it. BadmintonPlanet.com have put together a list of top 10 best moments of Malaysian badminton in 2014, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the list.

    BadmintonPlanet.com's top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014 in chronological order.Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

  • Lee Chong Wei brings smiles to Malaysian flood victims

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton super star Lee Chong Wei made a surprise visit to flooded areas around Kuala Kangsar and Ipoh,Perak on Tuesday.

    The badminton icon met with many people whose lives have been devastated by the floods, he also donated some flood relief supplies to the victims, and hoped his present could help brighten those who were in distress.Lee Chong Wei hands over his donations to the flood relief officer (Photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Lee Chong Wei hands over his donations to the flood relief officer (Photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to regain his crown as world No 1

    Kuala Lumpur: With Chen Long officially taking over as world number men's singles player on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei who is still waiting for the BWF (Badminton World Federation) panel hearing date, couldn't wait to return on court to start playing badminton.

    The 32-year-old Lee had held the number one ranking for the last six years barring a few weeks when Chinese Olympic champion Lin Dan became the top-ranked player in 2012.Wish Lee Chong Wei and his family a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

    Wish Lee Chong Wei and his family a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

  • Chen Long set to overtake Lee Chong Wei's No 1 spot on Thursday

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who won the World Superseries Finals last Sunday is set to take over the world number one spot from Lee Chong Wei on Thursday.

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) provisionally suspended Lee last month after the shuttler tested positive for the illegal anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone at the World Championships in August.Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) and China's Chen Long during the men's singles award ceremony at the 2014 All England Open Championships in Birmingham, England.

    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) and China's Chen Long during the men's singles award ceremony at the 2014 All England Open Championships in Birmingham, England.

  • Lee Chong Wei's BWF hearing may not be held this year

    Kuala Lumpur: After witnessing a signing ceremony on Monday, Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin indicated that Lee Chong Wei's hearing at Badminton World Federation (BWF) will most likely be postponed to early next year.Lee Chong Wei's BWF hearing may be postponed to next year

    Lee Chong Wei's BWF hearing may be postponed to next year


  • Razif Sidek publicly apologizes to Lee Chong Wei

    Razif Sidek publicly apologizes to Lee Chong Wei (English version)

    Razif Sidek publicly apologizes to Lee Chong Wei (English version)

  • Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei at Thailand's Glory to the King badminton (video)

    Bangkok: Even though Lee Chong Wei is he is serving a provisional suspension from Badminton World Federation (BWF), he participated in the “Glory to the King” badminton invitational event in honour of the Thai King’s 87th birthday.Taufik Hidayat & Lee Chong Wei with Countess Leeswadtrakul at the Badminton Thai Glory to the King event

    Taufik Hidayat & Lee Chong Wei with Countess Leeswadtrakul at the Badminton Thai Glory to the King event

  • Lee Chong Wei takes Razif Sidek to court

    By Nicolas Anil (As published in Mailsport today)

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    KUALA LUMPUR — World No 1 Lee Chong Wei confirmed he is suing Razif Sidek for alleging he has been using banned substances for a long time.

    The former national shuttler Razif had told Kosmo on Nov 11 that several Badminton Association of Malaysia officials were aware Chong Wei has been taking banned substances for some time, but kept mum as he is the world’s top shuttler.Razif Sidek (left) and Lee Chong Wei

    Razif Sidek (left) and Lee Chong Wei

  • Lee Chong Wei's BWF hearing postponed

    Kuala Lumpur: After the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) was informed that Lee Chong Wei's doping case hearing has been scheduled at Dec 8 in Amsterdam, Mike Morgan, the sports lawyer hired by BAM to represent Lee has requested Badminton World Federation (BWF) to adjourn the hearing to a later date.Lee Chong Wei's anti-doping hearing will be held in Amsterdam

    Lee Chong Wei's anti-doping hearing will be held in Amsterdam

  • Malaysia hope for good turnout in Axiata Cup without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: With the absence of world number one Lee Chong Wei, it would be an uphill task for team Malaysia to defend the trophy at the 2014 Axiata Cup tournament. Malaysia defeated Thailand 3-1 to win the cup in 2013.The World No 1 Lee Chong Wei guided Malaysia to a 3-1 Axiata Cup win over Thailand in 2013.

    The World No 1 Lee Chong Wei guided Malaysia to a 3-1 Axiata Cup win over Thailand in 2013.

  • Taufik Hidayat warns shuttlers over badminton doping case

    Jakarta: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat warned other badminton players to take extra care over their diet and supplements after a positive drugs test rocked world number one Lee Chong Wei.

    The retired Indonesian said Malaysia's Lee probably took the banned anti-inflammatory dexamethasone by mistake, but that he should still have been aware of what was going into his body.Taufik Hidayat takes the badminton doping incident seriously

    Taufik Hidayat takes the badminton doping incident seriously

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to stays strong as he awaits BWF hearing

    (Reuters) - Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by the sport's governing body (BWF) for an anti-doping violation.Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a news conference in Bangkok yesterday.

    Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a news conference in Bangkok yesterday.

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