Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng defeated Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark, 21-16, 21-15, to win gold in men’s doubles badminton and give China the first-ever sweep of the badminton gold medals.
Lin Dan of China became the first man to retain the Olympic badminton singles title with a 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 win over Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. The two also played in the gold medal match at the 2008 Beijing Games, with Lin also winning. Chong Wei was going for Malaysia’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray for gold, Usain Bolt looks to defend gold and more Sunday on Day 9 of the London Olympics.
China’s Li Xuerui claimed gold in the women’s singles, defeating countryman and world champion Wang Yihan, 21-15, 21-23, 21-17. Li emerged this year after winning 30 straight matches from February to June. Saina Nehwal secured bronze after Wang Xin retired in their match. Nehwal is only the second woman from India to win a medal […]
Track and field stars Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter race in the 100 meters, plus other events to watch Saturday at the London Olympics.
What to watch and when Friday at the London Olympics.
“This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton,” defending Olympic badminton champion Yu Yang wrote on a microblogging service late Wednesday. And with that, Yu has left the sport, the Associated Press reports. Yu was on one of the four women’s doubles teams expelled from the Games for tanking their […]
“Who knew badminton, that game of the bored-silly rich and backyard dads, could be so … bad? The first serve went into the net, and then the next serve went into the net. There was a return, and it went under the net. So now the shuttlecock contingent has rewritten the Olympic motto, Swifter, Higher, […]
Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London organizing committee, said no refunds would be offered to spectators who had to sit through the tanking Badminton festival. Read the full story here.