• Lin Dan: Shuttlers should have more freedom in choosing tournaments

    England: Lin Dan, widely regarded as the greatest men's singles player in badminton history, marked his return to the All-England Open with an appeal for his fellow professionals to be given more freedom.

    The Olympic champion from China said Tuesday he wants professional players to be allowed more choice in where and when they play, something which might have been regarded as an anathema in his country only a short time ago.Why all the buzz at the 2015 All England is surrounding Lin Dan instead of world number one Chen Long?

    Why all the buzz at the 2015 All England is surrounding Lin Dan instead of world number one Chen Long?

  • Lin Dan eyeing sixth All-England title

    England: Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport's oldest tournament begins on Wednesday.

    China's most decorated singles performer last appeared at the 105-year-old championships in 2012, when he won his fifth crown, and returns this year after taking time away from the sport.When can we see Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei again?

    When can we see Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei again?

  • No Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry at the 2015 Malaysian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: To date, Lin Dan has completed two rounds of career grand slams, winning two Olympic gold medals, two Asian Games men's singles gold medals, five world championships, five All England titles and men’s singles champion in many Superseries tournaments. Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.

    Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.


  • Lin Dan among the big names bidding farewell at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    The Olympic Games are always packed with emotional stories and for those athletes saying goodbye to the famous rings, the sentiment is even stronger. The Rio 2016 Games will see a host of great performers striving to ensure they shine during their last appearance on the Olympic stage.

    We’ve listed 10 of the athletes for whom Rio 2016 is likely to be their final Olympic Games. The stage is set… and with ticket sales starting in March this year, click here to ensure you don’t miss out.Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

    Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

  • Peter Gade returns to action, in exhibition match

    Vienna: Former world number one and five time European Champion Peter Gade will play an exhibition game in the final day of Austrian Open on February 21. Peter Gade will face Austrian badminton player Michael Lahnsteiner who will play the last match of his career on Sunday.Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

    Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

  • Lin Dan's wax figure switches over to YONEX, too

    Shanghai: After Lin Dan officially signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with YONEX in Jan 7, the clothing his wax figure was wearing at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai also switched from his original sponsor Li Ning to YONEX.Who is the real Lin Dan? Oh man I'm so confused!

    Who is the real Lin Dan? Oh man I'm so confused!

  • Lin Dan seeded 5th, Li Xuerui 1st in 2015 All England

    London: In the quest to capture his sixth men's singles title, Olympic champion Lin Dan has been seeded fifth at the 2015 All England Open Badminton Championships that will be held from March 3 to March 8, 2015.Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang are badminton's power couple

    Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang are badminton's power couple

  • Lin Dan signs with YONEX

    Beijing: After months of rumors and speculation, it's now official. Lin Dan officially signed a deal with badminton gear manufacturer Yonex on Wednesday. Lin Dan at the Yonex signing ceremony

    Lin Dan at the Yonex signing ceremony

  • A tumultuous year for Chinese men's badminton team

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 has been an up-and-down year for the Chinese badminton team. While it's women's team have shown considerably less formidable than it used to towards the end of the year, the women's team still a relatively strong and stable team compare to the men's team.Asian Games 2014: China lost to South Korea 2-3 in men's badminton team final

    Asian Games 2014: China lost to South Korea 2-3 in men's badminton team final

  • 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

  • BWF 2014 badminton players of the year nominees

    Dubai: The Badminton World Federation will recognize its top badminton players for the year of 2014 at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals kick off ceremony on Monday evening.2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

    2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

  • 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

  • Kidambi Srikanth is the guy to watch out for at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Kidambi Srikanth of India will try to write more positive headlines for badminton this week in Hong Kong after he shocked the great Lin Dan in the China Open final last Sunday— just five months after he collapsed in a changing room and was rushed to intensive care with meningitis.Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

    Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

  • Lin Dan pulls out of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Lin Dan arrived in Hong Kong on Monday, a day before the start of Hong Kong Superseries Open.Wearing a slick pair of eyeglasses, Lin Dan signs autographs for his fans

    Wearing a slick pair of eyeglasses, Lin Dan signs autographs for his fans

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

  • China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

    Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

    Lin Dan's jump smash

  • China Open: Lin Dan, Marc Zwiebler reach semis

    Fuzhou: The hometown hero Lin Dan fought off an ace assault from Japan’s Sho Sasaki to reach the China Open semi-final, prevailing 21-18, 26-24 on Friday. Sasaki had his chances to force a decider in the second set when he was leading 20-19 and 23-22, but he just couldn't finish Lin Dan off. Lin will play Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan, who defeated Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-18,16-21,21-17 in 72 minutes. Lin Dan is extremely lonely without Lee Chong Wei

    Lin Dan is extremely lonely without Lee Chong Wei

  • Lin Dan: We need Lee Chong Wei

    Fuzhou: China's badminton superstar Lin Dan said he hopes world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is embroiled in a doping scandal, is able to return to the sport soon, state media reported.

    "I hope that this great player comes back to the court as soon as possible," Lin said referring to Lee, according to China's official Xinhua news agency. "Not only does Malaysia need him, but the whole badminton world needs him."Lin Dan can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the court

    Lin Dan can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the court

  • China Open: Chong Wei Feng, Chen Long, Lin Dan in 2nd round

    Fuzhou: The second men's singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng completed a sensationally shocking first round match by upsetting world No. 7 Son Wan-ho of South Korea 21-14, 22-20 in 48 minutes.

    Top seed Chen Long also made a successful start to defend his China Open title with a comfortable win over Tien Minh Nguyen on Wednesday with 21-17, 21-8.Lin Dan is eyeing for another title at China Open

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long kick off 2014 China Badminton Open

    Fuzhou: 2014 Badminton China Open that offers prize money of $700,000 U.S. dollars and also part of BWF World Super-series Premier, started its qualifying rounds on Tuesday in Fuzhou, capital city of China's Fujian Province.Chen Long (left) and Lin Dan are the China Open favorites

    Chen Long (left) and Lin Dan are the China Open favorites

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