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Lee Chong Wei takes on Chen Long in the men's gold medal match of the badminton event at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday (20 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 1.20pm BST/9.20am local time. Live coverage will be on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the UK. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tablets.

For international viewers, the online streaming is available here. The live scores of the matches can also be found here.

Below is a list of participating broadcasters from across the world.


The only clash that can better the game between world number one Lee Chong Wei and world number two Chen Long is the match between Lin Dan and the Malaysian. After meeting in the finals of consecutive Olympic finals, this time around the match between the arch rivals was completed in the semi-finals.

Dan had the upper hand on his Malaysian counterpart coming into the match, as he had won two gold medals in the last two Olympic Games beating Chong Wei in the finals, but the Malaysian finally got his revenge and dumped out the Chinese legend 15-21, 21-11, 22-21 to make his third consecutive final and give him a chance of attaining his first gold.

Lee Chong Wei
Lee Chong Wei defeated arch nemesis Lin Dan to make his third consecutive Olympic final Getty

The world number two, Long, on the other hand, came through a comfortable straight sets 21-14, 21-15 win over world number four Viktor Axelsen. The intensity of the match was low compared to the first semi-final, but Long will face a determined Chong Wei in the final. The Chinese shuttler is looking for his best finish in the Olympics with a bronze medal his best achievement thus far.

The head-to-head record between the two top ranked players is 13-12 with Chong Wei in the lead, but despite the stat, Long has failed to win in their last four encounters with the most recent being at the 2016 Asia Championships.

Where to watch across the world

India: TV: Star Sports 2/HD. Live Streaming: Hotstar.

USA: TV: NBC. Live Streaming: NBC Sports live extra, NBC Olympics

Malaysia: Astro, Hypp TV, RTM

China: CCTV, Ali Sports, Tencent

Chinese Taipei: TV: Chunghwa Telecom


Middle East Countires TV: BeIN Sports.Live streaming: BeIN Sports Connect

Brazil: TV: SporTV, Globo, Fox Sports and ESPN.

Argentina: TV: ESPN and DirecTV. Live Streaming: ESPN Play Latin America.

Australia: TV: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. Live Streaming: Channel 7 online.