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Wednesday, March 03, 2021



Thailand Open: Swab sticks cause '10 seconds of hell', surveillance spooks players

January 14, 2021 2:56 pm

TV 2 Sport of Denmark has been chronicling quarantine and isolation woes of Danish shuttlers. Russian doubles veteran Ivan Sozhonov was recorded by partner Vladimir Ivanov, literally shuddering while the testing official poked the swab stick fishing for a sample.

BWF announces calendar for 1st half of 2021, India Open to be held from May 11

December 22, 2020 2:36 pm

The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from March 2 to 7 followed by German Open from March 9-14.

14 day quarantine ahead of three Asian leg tournaments in January 2021

September 30, 2020 3:58 pm

The BWF insisted that while the sport has struggled to take off, badminton is keen on pulling off the two Asian circuit events and the World Tour finals by stitching up a tight bubble.

Badminton attempts travelling bubble: Two continents, 6 tournaments, 66 days

August 29, 2020 3:54 pm

In the mammoth tour across two continents in a protected bubble, there will be a two-week transit gap between the Denmark and the Asian swing with possible chartered flight for players.

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

July 11, 2020 10:47 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.

22 BWF tournaments in five months leave players shocked

May 23, 2020 1:23 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.

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

May 23, 2020 12:13 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.

India Open to be held in December, BWF announces revamped calendar

May 23, 2020 8:10 am

The World Tour Super 500 tournament, originally scheduled to be held in New Delhi from March 24-29, will now take place from December 8 to 13, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a release.

BWF unlikely to introduce synthetic shuttlecocks next year

May 15, 2020 5:03 pm

In January this year, BWF had approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at sanctioned international tournaments of all levels from 2021.

'Have more tournaments at one venue, do something radical': P Gopichand to BWF

May 11, 2020 6:07 pm

Gopichand believes segregating the players on the basis of their respective formats -- singles and doubles -- and then conducting tournaments in three different countries simultaneously is an option.