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Badminton: BWF lifts doping ban on Korean players

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said Tuesday it had lifted a one-year ban imposed on Korean players Lee Yong-Dae and Kim Ki-Jung for missing doping tests, citing "new evidence" exonerating them. The Kuala Lumpur-based federation did not disclose the nature of the evidence but said the ban "has been reversed and they are eligible to resume playing immediately". The one-year ban was imposed in January after the players were absent during visits by anti-doping inspectors. The Badminton Korea Association maintains Lee and Kim were busy with international competitions.

Badminton: BWF lifts doping ban on Korean players

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said Tuesday it had lifted a one-year ban imposed on South Korean star Lee Yong-Dae for missing doping tests, after "new evidence" came to light. The Kuala Lumpur-based federation did not disclose the nature of the evidence but said the ban on the 2008 Olympic gold medallist and another South Korean player, Kim Ki-Jung, "has been reversed and they are eligible to resume playing immediately".

Suspended badminton star Lee Yong-dae reinstated

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae, suspended earlier for failing to follow anti-doping protocol, has been reinstated, officials here said on Tuesday, a dramatic turn of events that allows the shuttler to compete at this year's Asian Games on home soil. Shin Geh-ryuen, head of the Badminton Korea Association (BKA), announced at a press conference that one-year suspensions imposed earlier on Lee and a second South Korean player, Kim Ki-jung, have been lifted.

Suspended badminton star Lee Yong-dae reinstated

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Olympic badminton champion Lee Yong-dae, suspended earlier for failing to follow anti-doping protocol, has been reinstated, officials here said on Tuesday, a dramatic turn of events that allows the shuttler to compete at this year's Asian Games on home soil. Shin Geh-ryuen, head of the Badminton Korea Association, announced at a press conference that one-year suspension imposed earlier on Lee and a second South Korean player, Kim Ki-jung, has been lifted.

Badminton: Singapore Open results

Results from the Singapore Open Superseries badminton tournament on Sunday (x denotes seeding): Finals Men's singles Simon Santoso (INA) bt Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt 21-15, 21-10 Women's singles Wang Yihan (CHN x2) bt Li Xuerui (CHN x1) 21-11, 21-19 Men's doubles Cai Yun/Lu Kai (CHN) bt Lee Sheng-mu/Tsai Chia-hsin (TPE x6) 21-19, 21-14 Women's doubles Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua (CHN x2) bt Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN x1) 21-14, 19-21, 21-15 Mixed doubles

Badminton: Korean body fined over missed doping tests

Badminton's world governing body said Friday it has fined the Badminton Korea Association $40,000 for negligence after two players were banned for missing doping tests. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said the South Korean association "failed in its duty of care" to Lee Yong-Dae and Kim Ki-Jung, who were banned for one year in January. Lee won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and took a bronze in the men's doubles in London in 2012.

Badminton: Yu Yang's happy days continue

Yu Yang's improbable rehabilitation continued dramatically when she and her women's doubles partner Wang Xiaoli saved a match point to complete a successful defence of their All-England Open title. Yu, who had said she was quitting after she and Wang were among those banned during the match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics, was again a bundle of renovated self-belief and forecourt energy as the top-seeded pair edged out their unseeded compatriots Ma Jin and Tang Yuanting 21-17, 18-21, 23-21.

Malaysia's Lee wins third All England crown

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei was at his sublime best as he claimed the All England Open title for a third time with a 21-13 21-18 win over Chen Long on Sunday. After avenging his final loss to Chen last year, the 31-year-old world number one hinted that Sunday could be his last appearance at the tournament. "I think maybe this is my last All England," Lee told reporters. "I'm very happy and I tried my best because Chen Long is a very tough match for me.

Badminton: Lee regains All-England Open title

Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances despite an ankle problem to regain the All-England Open title doing so with an impressively emphatic straight games win over Chen Long in Birmingham on Sunday. The world number one from Malaysia beat the titleholder from China 21-13, 21-18 -- revenge for his loss to Chen in the final last year -- for his third All-England trophy and then admitted he may not be back to try and win a fourth title.

Badminton: All England Open results -- collated

Results from the All-England Open finals on Sunday in Birmingham (x denotes seeding): Finals Women Singles Wang Shixian (CHN x4) bt Li Xuerui (CHN x1) 21-19, 21-18 Doubles Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli (CHN x1) bt Ma Jin/Tang Yuanting (CHN) 21-17, 18-21, 23-21 Men Singles Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Chen Long (CHN x2) 21-13, 21-18 Doubles Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA x1) bt Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN x2) 21-19, 21-19 Mixed doubles
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