6:10 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
The doping allegation against Malaysian badminton ace Lee Chong Wei left his rival and close friend Taufik Hidayat stunned. “I just can’t believe it until now. I’m not sure that he did it in purpose. Maybe there was a mistake when he was still receiving medication for his injury,” Taufik said. “A world-class player like […]
5:40 pm November 19, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has urged Tokyo to consider moving more events to venues outside the capital, including one hundreds of kilometers away, in a bid to rein in spending for the 2020 Summer Games. Rising labor and construction costs have forced Tokyo to rethink its plans for 10 venues […]
2:56 pm November 19, 2014 | No Comment
It was a sunny Monday afternoon when shiny Range Rover entered the yard of Elementary School 1 in Pangalengan, West Java. Dozens of students gathered and began asking each other: “Is that him?” “That’s really him! It’s Taufik Hidayat!” a student shouted as the Olympic champion jumped out of his car and greeted them. “Hello […]
2:45 pm November 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Jakarta. Former world champion pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have been one of Indonesia’s star duos in international events in recent years. Yet, as the pair have suffered declining form, the Indonesian Badminton Association took the bitter decision to separate them, starting in the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Super- series, opening today. “It’s time […]
9:36 pm November 16, 2014 | No Comment
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unheralded Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth in the final of the China Open Super Series on Sunday.
6:12 pm November 14, 2014 | No Comment
Sydney. The 2017 Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast, Badminton Australia said Friday, taking the event outside Asia and Europe for the first time. The biennial Sudirman Cup world mixed team championships will be held from May 21-28 that year in conjunction with the BWF Annual General Meeting, organizers […]
5:49 pm November 11, 2014 | No Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Badminton’s governing body confirmed Tuesday that Lee Chong Wei has been suspended “due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation”, identifying him for the first time after weeks of reports naming the world number one. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said the Malaysian star was barred from competing until its panel determines whether he […]
3:12 pm November 8, 2014 | No Comment
A Malaysian men's badminton player has failed a drugs test and has been temporarily suspended, an official said Saturday, following widespread reports naming world number one Lee Chong Wei.