• Badminton: South Korea, Indonesia latest to withdraw from Thomas & Uber Cup
    (Reuters): South Korea and Indonesia have withdrawn from next month's Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Denmark, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement on Saturday. The two countries join Australia, Taiwan and Thailand in skipping the Oct. 3-11 tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) said it was concerned that players could contract COVID-19 during the tournament. The PBSI also confirmed that its players would
  • Badminton: World No. 1 Tai plans to play on until at least 2021
    (Reuters): World number one Tai Tzu-ying says she plans to compete on the badminton circuit for at least another year, putting to rest speculation that she could retire at the end of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old said last year she would consider retiring after this year's Tokyo Olympics but with the Games pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic Tai will stick around a bit longer. "I will play until the end of next season before I revisit the decision. A
  • 'King' Dan bids adieu to badminton after bossing the game like no other
    Kolkata, July 4 (IANS): 'A king' is how Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei chose to describe China's two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of the 21st century who called time on his illustrious career on Saturday.   Lee and Lin have had many duels in the past, the supreme shuttlers providing the sport grace unmatched in badminton's history. Of their 40 meetings, Lin won 28.   But when the Chinese badminton c