Badminton

Badminton world number one fails drugs test, it is claimed

By Nick Butler

Lee Chong Wei has been one of sport's outstanding players for the last decade ©AFP/Getty ImagesBadminton has been left reeling this morning by widespread reports that Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia's world number one ranked men's singles player and one of the biggest stars in the sport, has failed a drugs test. 

Police probe claims two world-class badminton players were asked to fix matches

By Zjan Shirinian

Police are investigating allegations of match-fixing made by two players ©Getty ImagesPolice are investigating allegations two world-class badminton players were approached to fix matches.

Scottish badminton facility renamed in honour of IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie

By Gary Anderson

IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie (right) has had a badminton centre in Glasgow named in his honour ©Badminton ScotlandA facility in Glasgow has been renamed the Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Scotland Centre in honour of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president and former President of the International Badminton Federation.

Countdown on for start of Badminton World Superseries Finals in Dubai

By Paul Osborne

The countdown is on until the opening of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals ©BWFThe clock is ticking in Dubai as the Gulf state eagerly anticipates the opening of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals in less than 100 days.

Copenhagen's staging of World Badminton Championships "perfect" as city eyes another bid in "around 2021"

By Zjan Shirinian

Copenhagen's Ballerup Super Arena was the setting for the fourth World Badminton Championships to be held in Denmark ©AFP/Getty ImagesA World Championships "staged to perfection" is how organisers have hailed Copenhagen's "impressive and innovative" hosting of badminton's annual showpiece event.

Gold for Chen and Marin in Badminton World Championships finals

By Emily Goddard

China's Chen Long is the men's singles badminton world champion ©Getty ImagesChina's Chen Long and Spaniard Carolina Marin claimed the men's and women's singles gold medals at the Badminton World Championships as the competition came to a close at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen today.

Chinese big guns make singles finals at Badminton World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Chen Long of China came through his World Championship semi-final against Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto ©AFP/Getty ImagesChen Long and Li Xuerui ensured that China remains on course for a shot at winning both singles titles at the Badminton World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen as each put in impressive performances in their semi-finals today.

Indian shocks world number two to secure semi-final spot at Badminton World Championships

By Gary Anderson

India's PV Sindhu picked up an impressive win over Chinese world number two Wang Shixian in Copenhagen ©Getty ImagesIndia's PV Sindhu caused the biggest upset of the Badminton World Championships so far as she came through a titanic three-set battle to knock out China's world number two Wang Shixian in the quarter-finals at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.

Women's singles title holder Intanon knocked out at Badminton World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Women's singles badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon is out of contention for the title this year ©Getty ImagesMinatsu Mitani of Japan today ensured there will be a new women's singles badminton title holder as she knocked out current champion Ratchanok Intanon at the World Championships.
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