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Lee Chong Wei takes on Lin Dan in the semi-finals of the men's singles of the badminton event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 12.45pm BST/8.30am 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 clash between world number one Lee Chong Wei and world number 3 Lin Dan will be the most anticipated of the badminton thus far. This clash deserves gold medal billing, as it has been at the past two Olympics.

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Lin Dan is vying for his third consecutive final after winning gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Getty

The two great rivals have come up against each other a number of times with the Chinese player holding a 25-11 advantage in overall meetings. Dan has also beaten Chong Wei in the last two gold medal matches and the Malaysian will be keen to get one back on his opponent and make it to the summit clash for the third successive time. It is likely to be the last Olympic Games for both the players, and they will be keen to bow out with top honours.

Dan had to work hard against talented Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikant to make it to the last four, while Lee made it via a straight-sets victory over Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei. Despite the Chinese player holding a major advantage in the head-to-head record, the Malaysian star has won their previous two meetings, at the China Open and the Asian Badminton Championships.

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Lee Chong Wei is seeking a third consecutive final and first gold after settling for silver in the last two Olympic Games Getty

It makes for a fascinating clash, with both players eager to get one over their opponent. Chong Wei has admitted that from now on it is a mental game as much as it is a physical battle as the two stalwarts of singles badminton take their final shot for a chance to make the final for a third consecutive time.

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.