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Controversial 2-year ban on Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia lifted

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  • The Badminton Association of Malaysia has lifted the ban it imposed on local badminton star Lee Zii Jia.
  • Lee and women's singles player Goh Jin Wei were both penalized for quitting the Malaysian national team this month.
  • The ban, which restricts them from playing in all tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for two years, has been heavily criticized online.
  • Goh is now also waiting for the results of her appeal, which she filed on Monday.

A ban imposed by Malaysia’s Badminton Association earlier this month on international star shuttler Lee Zii Jia has been lifted. 

On Tuesday, Lee reached an agreement with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) that would potentially allow him to compete in international tournaments as an independent, reported Agence France-Presse.

‘This feels like a dream’: 22nd-ranked Loh Kean Yew becomes Singapore’s first badminton world champion

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Twenty-four-year-old badminton player Loh Kean Yew made history as the first Singaporean to win at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships. 

The world champion: Loh beat India’s Kidambi Srikanth after a 21-15, 22-20 victory in the men’s singles final in Huelva, Spain on Dec. 19, reported Olympics

‘I Like Asian Girls’ Calves’ Badminton Coach Fired After Numerous Reports of Se‌x‌u‌a‌l M‌is‌co‌nd‌uc‌t

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On December 4, Christine Chen wrote a Medium post that would change everything. She began thusly: “This has been on my mind for a long time.”

The post would go on to detail her experiences, as well as corroborations through the accounts of others, with a Badminton coach named Nick Jinadasa. According to Chen, Jinadasa had been inappropriate with numerous underage female athletes: “Many of you know Nicholas (Nick) Jinadasa as a coach and manager at the Bellevue Badminton Club (BBC). I know him as someone who takes advantage of his position as a coach to se‌xu‌ally h‌a‌‌r‌a‌s‌s young girls who train at BBC.”

India’s Rising Badminton Star Makes $165,000 a WEEK As World’s 7th Highest Paid Female Athlete

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, also known as P. V. Sindhu, is a badminton star from India who has been making her country proud with her impressive achievements in the international sports scene.

Sindhu first gained international attention after breaking into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17, while her silver medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympics further cemented her stature as one of India’s brightest star athletes.

One of Asia’s Most Popular Sports Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease By 56%

Regularly playing racket sports like badminton can help you live longer, according to a new study.

Compared to other activities, racket sports, swimming, aerobics, and cycling were the best exercises to help prolong life, the study concluded. They also found those who participated in these sports had a much lower chance of dying from heart disease and stroke. No such associations were found for those who played other sports like running or jogging and football or rugby.

Danish Olympian Gives an Interview Entirely in Chinese Like It’s Nothing

Growing up, my mother forced me to go to Chinese school every weekend. “It will be useful for you in the future!” she would say. Needless to say, I slacked off every week and refused to pay attention. So you can imagine how I felt when I learned that a Danish athlete learned my mother tongue in less than two years.

Viktor Axelsen, 22, is a star badminton player from Denmark who recently won a bronze medal in men’s singles at the Rio Olympics. He defeated defending champion Lin Dan of China in a thrilling game 21-15, 12-21, and 21-17. He’s currently ranked fourth in the world.

Why Badminton is Way More Badass Than Tennis Ever Will Be

In the West, badminton is seen as a backyard sport played during BBQs and social events. In other parts of the world however, particularly in Asia and Europe, it’s a professional sport that packs stadiums during major competitions.

Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world next to soccer, according to ESPN. It is considered the fastest racket sport. In the 1996 Olympics, over 1.1 billion people tuned in to watch badminton, making it the most watched sport during those games.

Aussie Olympian Gorges on Free McDonald’s After Losing Badminton Match

Following his loss in the badminton men’s doubles event on Saturday, Australian Olympian Sawan Serasinghe went straight to McDonald’s for an epic meal, totaling 8,000 calories.

Wow what a week it has been in Rio! Have to say I am disappointed about the match today. We definitely had a good chance to stretch the match to three sets toward the end of the second set but couldn't close it out. We would have loved to end our first Olympic campaign with a win against a much higher ranked pair. Although having said that, there are lots of good things to learn from the matches in the last three days playing against more experienced pairs. Can't wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving! Just want to say thanks again to everyone back home for the on going support. Definitely motivated me to fight hard on court everyday! ❤️ Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean! 😀

We Need to Relive The Time This Olympics Reporter Went Crazy Over Badminton

While known as a backyard sport in America, few know that badminton is the second most-played sport in the world next to soccer. It’s extremely popular in Asia and European countries and became an Olympic sport in 1992. 

As the 2016 Rio Olympic games are underway, people are reliving some of the best moments in Olympic history. One of those moments is from the 2004 summer olympic games, where NBC commentator Mary Carillo gave her infamous badminton rant on T.V.

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