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India to host 2026 badminton world championship

July 13, 2021 4:30:10 pm

India were scheduled to organise the Sudirman Cup in 2023 but the Badminton World Federation decided to award the hosting rights of the world mixed team championships to China.

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BAI writes to SAI to conduct national camp ahead of domestic season

July 13, 2021 8:06:51 am

According to BAI's proposal, the camp, for both senior and junior shuttlers, will be held in three cities -- Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore under strict COVID-19 protocols.

Special focus on closing out narrow games, a bit worried about false positive: Praneeth

July 11, 2021 2:36:07 pm

B Sai Praneeth, who had ended India's 36-year-long wait for a men's singles medal at the world championship with a bronze in 2019, has reasons to get anxious having returned false positive.

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PV Sindhu faces high hurdles on way to Tokyo podium

July 10, 2021 11:24:23 am

In her half of the Tokyo Olympics draw, PV Sindhu will run into dangerously unfulfilled ambitions of shuttlers for whom Tokyo will be the last-chance saloon.

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Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu, Praneeth get easy draws; tough task for Chirag-Satwik

July 8, 2021 8:44:07 pm

While PV Sindhu has been seeded sixth and drawn in Group J of women's singles, B Sai Praneeth was seeded 13th in Group D of the men's singles competition.

Pullela Gopichand hoping rich haul of medals from ‘different’ Tokyo Olympics

July 3, 2021 5:09:13 pm

Pullela Gopichand also lauded IOA's leadership for being vocal "about Indian rights" regarding the extra restrictions imposed by the Tokyo Olympics organisers on the country's athletes.

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B Sai Praneeth nominated for Khel Ratna with Kidambi Srikanth

July 1, 2021 1:53:25 pm

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) nominated HS Prannoy, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sameer Verma for the Arjuna honour.

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BAI insists on full vaccination, negative RT-PCR report for domestic tourneys

June 30, 2021 8:44:40 am

Badminton is attempting to kickstart its much-touted domestic calendar of 13 annual tournaments with prize money to the tune of Rs 2.2 crore.


PV Sindhu needs to examine potential opponents’ past performances: Vimal Kumar

June 27, 2021 6:02:36 pm

PV Sindhu had to settle for a silver five years back at the Rio Games after going down against Spain's Carolina Marin.

PV Sindhu will be under pressure in Tokyo; medal won’t be easy: Jwala Gutta

June 20, 2021 6:46:58 pm

Apart from PV Sindhu, BWF World Championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth and promising men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have also qualified for the Olympics.

Indonesia’s Markis Kido, former Olympic gold medallist, dies of heart attack at 36

June 14, 2021 9:12:02 pm

Markis Kido won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics partnering Hendra Setiawan, a year after the pair won the men's doubles title at the World Championship in Kuala Lumpur.

Jalandhar to Tokyo via Auckland: Indian origin shuttler set to compete in Olympics

June 8, 2021 2:58:42 pm

Last week, the 29-year-old three-time Oceania champion booked his berth for the Tokyo Olympics on the Oceania quota.

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Tough journey awaits Saina Nehwal, can target some tournaments to prolong career: Vimal Kumar

June 4, 2021 5:53:29 pm

Battling injuries and indifferent form, Saina Nehwal, 31, couldn't make her fourth Olympics after the sport's governing body, BWF, cancelled the last three qualifiers due to the pandemic.

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I am working to acquire new technique, skills for Olympics: PV Sindhu

June 3, 2021 1:53:16 pm

The Rio Olympics silver medallist and world champion feels the coronavirus pandemic-induced break has given her the much-needed time to rectify mistakes in her game and add something new to her repertoire.

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I will miss you at Olympics: Sindhu to Marin

June 3, 2021 1:36:49 pm

Marin, a prime contender for the gold medal at the Tokyo Games, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during training and pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Tokyo Olympics loses its biggest name in women’s singles as Marin to go in for surgery

June 2, 2021 1:51:13 pm

Carolina Marin suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee as well as a partial tear of the external and internal meniscus in training

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End of Tokyo Olympics road for Kidambi Srikanth

May 29, 2021 8:00:10 am

BWF closing Tokyo qualification race leaves Srikanth out, but ex-World No.1 has only himself to blame

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Carolina Marin pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to knee injury, to undergo surgery

June 1, 2021 5:26:55 pm

Carolina Marin, a three-time World Champion, was a title favourite as she had been in red-hot form this year, winning four of the five finals that she played.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth miss out on Tokyo Games with no more qualifiers

May 28, 2021 2:42:34 pm

London Games bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's hopes were all but dashed when the last of the Olympic qualifiers in Singapore was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Badminton’s scoring system remains unchanged, BWF to continue with three-game format

May 22, 2021 10:23:40 pm

An attempt to replace the existing three-game format of 21 points each with a best-of-five of 11 points system in badminton has failed to get the required two-thirds majority.

The Specialist: Doubles coach Mathias Boe aiming for perfection in imperfect times

May 18, 2021 3:30:59 pm

Former doubles star Boe has been charged with turning Satwik-Chirag into medal contenders, but the pandemic has made the task tougher.

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Coach creating match situations for me in training: PV Sindhu on gearing up for Olympics

May 16, 2021 2:32:03 pm

PV Sindhu doesn't train with the rest of the Indian Olympic-bound team. She has been training at the Gachibowli indoor stadium in Telangana and does her fitness training at Suchitra academy.

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Kidambi Srikanth holds on to slim Olympic hopes; those assured of Tokyo berth take break

May 13, 2021 6:16:25 pm

Kidambi Srikanth still harbours "some hope" of making it to the Tokyo Games, his faint optimism resting on the world body's assurance of a statement on the qualification process.


Chances of Saina Nehwal, Srikanth qualifying for Olympics virtually over with Singapore Open cancellation

May 13, 2021 8:02:35 am

The chances of London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina and Srikanth qualifying for the Olympics had hinged on the Singapore Open, which was cancelled on Wednesday due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

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Sai Praneeth withdraws from Singapore Open; others follow

May 11, 2021 7:46:09 pm

Reluctant to undergo the 21-day quarantine in which he would have to forego practice, Tokyo-bound B Sai Praneeth withdrew his entry from the Singapore Open, scheduled for June 1-5.