Indian men's singles shuttler HS Prannoy had won the US Open in 2017, beating compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in the final
BWF unveils world champion PV Sindhu as one of the ambassadors for 'i am badminton' awareness campaign
World Champion PV Sindhu was on Wednesday unveiled as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation (BWF)'s 'i am badminton' awareness campaign.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's doubles player Ashwini Ponnappa creates database to analyse past performances during lockdown
Ashwini and her doubles partner N Sikki Reddy fell at the first hurdle 13 times in 20 tournaments last year and exited from the second round thrice
Last week, the BWF froze the world rankings and world junior rankings until further notice, with the lists backdated to 17 March 2020
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is in talks with hosts Spain to reschedule the 2021 World Championships after the Tokyo Olympics were pushed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton World Federation 'disappointed' with players doubting its motives in going ahead with All England Championships
The players had slammed BWF for taking the deadly disease too lightly and putting their lives at risk by going ahead with the prestigious tournament two weeks ago
Coronavirus Outbreak: BWF working on possibility of freezing rankings, says will review Tokyo Olympics qualification process
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday said it might freeze the world rankings for a while as it works on a "fair solution" to the Olympic qualification process after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement of the Tokyo Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian badminton players urge BWF to freeze ranking, seek clarity over qualification for postponed Games
Now with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponing the Olympics to next year, badminton players believe it's time BWF immediately freeze the ranking.
Coronavirus Outbreak: BWF Athletes' commissioner calls for postponement of Games until COVID-19 outbreak subsides
BWF Athletes' commissioner Zweibler added that while the Olympics can play a vital role in uniting people across the globe against the pandemic, the event can also turn catastrophic if held as planned.
Coronavirus pandemic: Parupalli Kashyap expresses disappointment over BWF not freezing players' ranking in wake of COVID-19
Kashyap and his wife and star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was chasing a berth at the Tokyo Games, had earlier suggested that the qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics be extended in the light of tournaments getting cancelled due to coronavirus.
Coronavirus pandemic: BWF cancels five more tournaments amid COVID-19 outbreak; Thomas and Uber Cup postponed
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday suspended five more tournaments, including three continental championships crucial for Tokyo Olympics qualification but stripped of that significance now, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the host cities.
Coronavirus pandemic: India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says Tokyo Olympics should be postponed
The call to defer the Olympics, scheduled to be held in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August, is growing after most of the major sporting events were either cancelled or postponed due to the deadly outbreak
Coronavirus pandemic: Former India badminton coach Vimal Kumar wants Olympic-bound athletes to be allowed to train after undergoing tests
Following the respective directives of the Telangana and Karnataka governments, the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderbad and Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore have been shut down for two weeks
Coronavirus pandemic: First two competitions of Indian Grand Prix series to be held without spectators, says Athletics Federation of India
The AFI also said that all the athletes coming from outside will be allowed to enter the NS-NIS campus only after a medical check-up by AFI/SAI medical team at the SAI NS-NIS gate
Coronavirus pandemic: Badminton World Federation suspends all tournaments including India Open till 12 April; All England to continue
The BWF said in a statement that the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak globally has forced it to cancel or postpone all tournaments from 16 March to 12 April
Coronavirus pandemic: Top Indian shuttlers join Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, slam BWF for going ahead with tournaments
The Badminton World Federation has maintained that it has no plans to make any adjustments to the regulations related to the Tokyo Games qualification period and that other events will go as per schedule
Badminton Asia Championships 2020: Tournament shifted to Philippines from China amid coronavirus concerns
The Badminton Asia Championships will go ahead next month after it was shifted to the Philippines from China, organisers said on Wednesday, bringing cheer to shuttlers worried about Olympics qualification amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: No change to badminton qualification period despite coronavirus impact, says BWF
Badminton World Federation said on Friday it is not making any adjustments to the Olympic qualification period despite a host of events being impacted by the coronavirus in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, which start in July.
Badminton World number one Kento Momota discharged after receiving treatment for injuries in an accident
Momota, who won the Malaysia Masters on Sunday before the crash, is expected to be one of Japan’s biggest hopes for gold at this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world