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Lin Dan’s Legacy Grows After Retaining Gold Medal at London Olympic Games

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China's top badminton player, Lin Dan accomplished what many had expected him to do years before when he stood atop the podium to collect the men's singles gold medal over his rival, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei.

Four years later in London the man known as "Super Dan" found himself in the men's final again going up against the same opponent and once again the result was the same as the defending Olympic champion knocked off Lee in a thrilling final that should have at least made up for the debacle that happened in the women's doubles competition.

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China to Restart Its Badminton League in 2009

Chinese Badminton Association once formed a league back in 1999, which went down in 2003 due to a failure of generating profits. Aside from international matches organized by Badminton World Federation, local players in China nationwide now can only play in two tournaments organized annually by the association: National Champions Tournament and National Tournament, which is, no doubt, far from good for the development of young talents.

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