• Lee Chong Wei putting heat on BAM and Morten Frost

    Kuala Lumpur: After Lee Chong Wei tore the medial collateral ligament (MCL) on his left knee during a training session last Saturday, Lee had fired off a vicious response to technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) - Morten Frost for being more concerned about his retirement schedule than trying to provide him with more support and appropriate care for his injury.Lee Chong Wei is wearing a knee brace to help support his left knee. (photo: The Star)

    Lee Chong Wei is wearing a knee brace to help support his left knee. (photo: The Star)

  • Lee Chong Wei slams Morten Frost for interference in his career

    Kuala Lumpur: Ever since Lee Chong Wei tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) on his left knee last Saturday during a training session, tensions have been reportedly boiling in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) between Lee Chong Wei and BAM's technical director Morten Frost.Badminton fans around the world support Lee Chong Wei all the way! (photo: AP)

    Badminton fans around the world support Lee Chong Wei all the way! (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei blasts BAM for ignoring warnings about slippery mat

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is battling a knee injury he sustained during a training session last Saturday, was unhappy with how Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) handled the slippery condition of badminton mats at the new Academy of Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara.Someone in BAM management should be penalized for exposing Lee Chong Wei and other shuttlers to increased injury risk by using the slippery mats. (photo: Bernama)

    Someone in BAM management should be penalized for exposing Lee Chong Wei and other shuttlers to increased injury risk by using the slippery mats. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from All England due to torn ligament

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans who are expecting the 38th meeting between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at 2017 All England will have to keep waiting as the World No. 1 men's singles Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has withdrawn from this year’s All England on Monday.Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying hold steady at the top of BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for the week of February 2, 2017 showed little changes in the top 10 as Lee Chong Wei and Tai Tzu Ying once again finished first in the men's singles and women's singles category.Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

  • Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido reunite, Lee Chong Wei to join 2017 Djarum Indonesia Super League

    Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido who had won the 2008 Olympic gold medal, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and the 2007 World Championships together, but had ended their 13 years partnership in August of 2012, will soon be playing together again.Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido (left) talk to the media.

    Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido (left) talk to the media.

  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to play at the 2017 All-England

    Birmingham: Badminton fans around the world could be set for perhaps one the last few encounters between two badminton legends - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, going head to head at the YONEX All England that will be held from March 7-12.It may be unrealistic, but badminton fans sure hope to see Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan keep playing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (photo: AP)

    It may be unrealistic, but badminton fans sure hope to see Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan keep playing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (photo: AP)

  • BAM to rebrand National Circuit tournaments with Malaysia National Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.

    After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.

  • Lee Chong Wei urges Malaysian player to work extra hard

    Kuala Lumpur: The recently completed Badminton Academy of Malaysia was outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, providing the best possible training environment for Malaysian shuttlers.Lee Chong Wei talks to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid in the new Badminton Academy of Malaysia. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid in the new Badminton Academy of Malaysia. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei helps flood victims in northeast of Peninsular Malaysia

    Kota Bharau: The monsoon season that brought a lot of heavy rain has caused serious flooding in the northeast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Terengganu and Kelantan since early January.Lee Chong Wei donates food and supplies to flood victims. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

    Lee Chong Wei donates food and supplies to flood victims. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

  • Mads Pieler Kolding unleashes 426 km/h smash (4 videos)

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton has always been considered as the fastest sport in the world. The shuttlecock can travel as fast as 493km/h in a record set by Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong in 2013 during a new product tryout session conducted by badminton racket manufacturer YONEX.Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)

    Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)


  • Purple League: Lee Chong Wei/Zhao Yunlei win but Petaling BC lose

    Cheras: Malaysian badminton superstar made his Purple League season debut with Petaling BC on Saturday, partnering Olympic champion Zhao Yunlei at Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei celebrate their victory in the 2016/2017 Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

    Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei celebrate their victory in the 2016/2017 Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Chong Wei to partner Zhao Yunlei at Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will partner Olympic champion Zhao Yunlei of China for mixed doubles event in the Purple League tie between Petaling BC and Ampang Jaya BC on Saturday.Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei to team up in Purple League. (photo: PBSI)

    Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei to team up in Purple League. (photo: PBSI)

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Lee Chong Wei loses to Viktor Axelsen in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered his first defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in their tenth career head-to-head meeting at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and other big names fall at Day 1 of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei suffered a surprise defeat on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals, losing to his first opponent Son Wan Ho of Korea in Group B at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

    Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

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