Thomas and Uber Cup Finals postponed to 2021 by BWF after top teams withdraw due to COVID-19 pandemic
The BWF has, however, decided that the Denmark Open will proceed as originally planned in the BWF Tournament Calendar (13-18 October).
Keeping the current situation of the ongoing pandemic in mind, all players, coaches and support staff would have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19 before they travel to Hyderabad.
What does an archetypical Indian athlete represent in modern India? What explains the sense of entitlement of some of our elite sportspersons and their deafening silence on issues of society and misgovernance? As another National Sports Day passes by, it is worth remembering that at its core, sport stands for courage, conviction, and fairness.
Concept of 'mixed singles' in international badminton does not hold water, will remain a non-starter
Vimal Kumar, chief coach at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy is categorical in his assessment that women shuttlers simply cannot match their male counterparts in competitive singles play.
Saina Nehwal begins training at Hyderabad facility, to join national camp at SAI Pullela Gopichand Academy soon
Former world No 1 Saina has, for the time being, decided to train with shuttler husband Parupalli Kashyap and 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt at a different centre near the Gopichand academy.
World Olympic Day sees Olympians, athletes and fans from all over the world come together to promote the improvement of health through sport.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna award
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will now be held from 18-24 January next year.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian shuttlers slam BWF's revised calendar, say cramped schedule could lead to injuries
Indian shuttlers, including Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal, on Friday questioned the rationale behind scheduling 22 events in just five months in a revised BWF calendar, saying the "stupid" planning will increase the injury risk.
Sania Mirza feels women’s sport in India has come a long way but ‘cultural issues’ still are a major hindrance
Sania spoke on a range of issues including the role of parents and attitude of coaches towards women players during a webinar organised by the AITA and SAI
Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success
Pullela Gopichand spoke about how the Indian shuttlers' mindset has evolved over the decades, finding the formula for success, and needing on-court arrogance to succeed at the world stage.
India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says 'athlete-centric' funding model doesn't benefit sport
Gopichand made the assertion while addressing a special online session organised by the Sports Authority of India for its newly-appointed Assistant Directors
Coronavirus Outbreak: India chief national coach Pullela Gopichand takes online video lessons for shuttlers during lockdown
Apart from Gopichand, Jamshedpur-born trainer Dinaz Vervatwala, who has worked with London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, is also taking fitness classes for the Indian shuttlers via Zoom app
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
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.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games' postponement not a surprise, but a welcome decision for athletes, says Neeraj Chopra
Chopra qualified for the Olympics at the Athletics Central North East Meeting League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa earlier this month, making an impressive return to the circuit after recovering from an elbow injury.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: MC Mary Kom, Eliud Kipchoge and other leading athletes hail IOC's decision to postpone Games
Here's a look at how some of the leading athletes across the world reacted to the IOC's decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until the summer of 2021.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian shuttlers express shock over reports of Taiwanese player testing positive
Indian shuttlers expressed shock after reports emerged that a sparring partner of the Taiwanese national team, who was present during the All England Championship, tested positive for the coronavirus.
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
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why Saina Nehwal's quest to make fourth Olympic appearance has suddenly become all the more difficult
The suspension of the BWF World Tour, and uncertainty over a fresh date for the India Open, has made Saina’s task of displaying her longevity and sustained excellence by playing in her third Olympics all that more difficult