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Carolina Marin’s father passes away after accident

July 31, 2020 12:58:51 am

The defending Olympic champion had rushed home to Huelva after the All England when her father suffered a fall at work. Marin Sr had been hospitalized at a Huelva facility and undergone a surgery.

Badminton is most flourishing sport in India, future also bright: P Gopichand

July 19, 2020 10:08:36 pm

Pullela Gopichand said when he started coaching in 2004 with 25 trainees, including Sindhu, Saina, and Srikkanth in Hyderabad, nobody thought India would produce such world class players.

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BWF seeking ‘more clarity’ from China before deciding on World Tour Finals

July 11, 2020 10:47:01 am

China's General Administration of Sport on Friday said the country will not host any of its planned international events this year except the trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Covid-19 impact: BWF cancels China Masters and Dutch Open

July 7, 2020 5:18:40 pm

The Lingshui China Masters was earlier scheduled to be held from February 25 to March 1 but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Marin’s heroes wear scrubs: Spanish star ready to give her gold medals to medical professionals

July 7, 2020 3:08:07 pm

Carolina Marin spent the lockdown in Huelva with her mother, perhaps the first long spell spent at home since she moved to Madrid at the start of her teens.


Dan there was none: Legendary shuttler calls it a day

July 5, 2020 9:13:10 am

Retirement of badminton’s greatest player, Lin Dan, leaves a void as an era of excellence ends.

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China’s two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan announces retirement

July 4, 2020 4:33:46 pm

The 37-year-old, who won the Olympics singles titles in Beijing in 2008 and the 2012 London Games, has won all the sport’s major titles, including five world championships’ gold medals.

Kidambi Srikanth eager to start, but uncertainty over camp resumption

July 1, 2020 8:10:01 am

The three months away from court spent at home in Guntur due to lockdown has reignited the desire to return to badminton with a new zest in Kidambi Srikanth.

When P Gopichand brought shuttle back on track

June 28, 2020 11:12:16 am

Gopichand recalls how his 2001 All England triumph brought badminton into limelight after two decades.

BAI plans training camp in Hyderabad from July 1, no domestic event till September

June 26, 2020 4:06:53 pm

With COVID-19 cases surging in Hyderabad, the Telangana government, as a precautionary measure, extended the lockdown till June 30 but it meant the resumption of the sport got further delayed for the top players in the state.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa recall the time they made badminton doubles history for India

June 25, 2020 1:49:43 pm

Confidence steered Jwala and Ashwini, and in turn India, towards their first-ever doubles World Championship medal for badminton in 2011 at Wembley and kicked off a decade in which singles stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal would follow the trailblazing duo onto the Worlds podiums every single Championship year.

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Sports can help win battle against COVID-19 pandemic: PV Sindhu

June 22, 2020 2:55:29 pm

PV Sindhu on Monday urged everyone to make physical activity an integral part of their lives.


Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

June 22, 2020 12:04:39 pm

Prannoy, who has been served a showcause notice by BAI asking him to respond for his outburst against the badminton federation, has received Gopichand's backing. The chief national badminton coach has nominated Prannoy for the Arjuna Award in his personal capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.

Anything longer than this will make it tough for players to return to full form: Pullela Gopichand

June 22, 2020 12:06:56 pm

The champion player is not only worried about those he coaches but also small-scale participants in sports who have made the most losses this lockdown

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BAI recommends Srikanth for Khel Ratna after apology, Prannoy show-caused for outburst

June 20, 2020 3:57:07 pm

Srikanth's application has been forwarded to the Sports Ministry, Prannoy has been ignored and instead been asked to respond for his outburst against BAI within 15 days.

Coaches and support staff hit hard during lockdown: Pullela Gopichand

June 12, 2020 4:11:20 pm

In his bid to help raise funds for academics and sports foundations, Gopichand along with Arjuna award-winning athletes Ashwini Nachappa and Malathi Holla have joined hands with IDBI Federal Life Insurance and NEB Sports to launch a unique run called 'Run to the Moon'.

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BWF cancels Swiss Open and European Championships due to COVID-19 pandemic

June 10, 2020 6:45:59 pm

The Swiss Open, a Super 300 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour, was scheduled to take place from March 17 to 22 and was earlier suspended due to the spread of the contagious disease

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Not first time Kerala players ignored, will apply for Arjuna myself: HS Prannoy

June 9, 2020 3:28:20 pm

HS Prannoy says that shuttlers from Kerala do not have a representation in the federation because of which they miss out on recognition. He also talks about playing once tournaments resume.

Hyderabad Open badminton cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

June 5, 2020 8:21:40 am

Hyderabad Open was part of the BWF's revised calendar to restart the sport after the pandemic-forced cancellations since March.

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‘This country is a joke’: HS Prannoy hits out at Arjuna Award selection criteria

June 3, 2020 2:30:55 pm

India's star shuttler H S Prannoy expressed his displeasure at being overlooked for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

BAI recommends Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Sameer Verma for Arjuna

June 2, 2020 7:23:09 pm

BAI has recommended renowned National Institute of Sports (NIS)-certified coaches -- S Murlidharan and Bhaskar Babu -- for the Dronacharya Award.

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Cancelled Badminton Olympic qualification tournaments rescheduled for first 17 weeks of 2021

May 28, 2020 8:13:15 am

The Badminton Olympic qualification will resume in 2021 and the existing points earned will be retained. The cancelled tournaments from 2020 will be completed in the first 17 weeks of the year.

22 BWF tournaments in five months leave players shocked

May 23, 2020 1:23:50 pm

While BWF went ahead to announce 22 tournaments in 5 months from August to December, shuttlers were left scratching their heads about how they were going to resume blitzing around the world.

Shuttlers play the waiting game as boxers, shooters remain reluctant

May 23, 2020 1:23:40 pm

Sports authority’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) allows restricted training but athletes across sports are not ready to return just yet.

‘Stupid, crammed, puts players at injury risk’: BWF’s revised calendar receives flak

May 23, 2020 12:13:23 am

The BWF unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, but it received widespread criticism from shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, and B Sai Praneeth.