Lin Dan will take on Viktor Axelsen for the bronze medal in the men's badminton semi-final at the Rio 2016 Olympics on 20 August, Saturday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 12.30pm BST/8.30am local time. Live coverage will be on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tabs.

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


Lin Dan was one of the firm favourites to make it to the final two of the men's event in Rio. However, the 32-year-old's hope of clinching his third consecutive gold in the Olympics was crushed when he lost the first semi-final clash against Lee Chong Wei.

The Chinese star took the lead after winning the first set 21-15. However, Chong Wei made a comeback as he won the second and third set to seal the match. That saw the Malaysian seal a berth in the final in a nail-biting finish.

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Lin Dan failed to make it to the final on Saturday Getty

Chong Wei's latest victory has assured him of at least a silver at the ongoing summer Olympics. The final scoreline was 21-15, 11-21, 22-20. He will be facing Dan's compatriot Cheng Long in the final. Had Dan won his semi-final clash, China would have bagged gold and silver.

Meanwhile, Long had no trouble in beating Axelsen in the second semi-final of the men's event. He won in straight sets as the final scoreline was 21-14, 21-15, with the match lasting for 48 minutes.

Dan and Axelsen will be challenging for bronze in the men's singles badminton event on Saturday. The winner of the clash will clinch the bronze medal in Rio.

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.