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P.V. Sindhu academy in Visakhapatnam closer to reality

The Andhra Pradesh state government, on Thursday, issued orders to allot two acres of land in Visakhapatnam to the world champion P.V. Sindhu to set up a badminton academy and sports school.This is a fulfilment of the promise made...

Kidambi Srikanth on missing Olympics: This year has gone for me

“This year has gone for me,” was the terse reaction of former World No. 1 K. Srikanth after the last of the Olympic qualifying events, the Singapore Open, was cancelled on Wednesday due to COVID concerns.“I had a chance...

Saina, Srikanth set to miss Tokyo Olympics after Singapore Open cancellation

With the cancellation of the Singapore Open, scheduled from June 1 to 6, former World No 1 players, Saina Nehwal and K. Srikanth, are set to miss the Tokyo Olympic Games.The announcement, made by the Badminton World Federation (BWF)...

BAI seeks clarity on qualification scenarios after Malaysian Open postponement

Badminton Association of India (BAI) has reached out to the world body, Badminton World Federation (BWF), seeking clarity on the qualification scenario for its shuttlers after the Malaysian Open was postponed on Friday.“It’s really unfortunate that the crucial qualifier...

Blow for Saina, Srikanth as Malaysia Open gets postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Badminton Association of Malaysia and the Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open championship scheduled to start from May 25 to 30, according to a BWFrelease on Friday.“All attempts were made by the...

Indian shuttlers to miss Malaysian Open due to COVID-19 restrictions

In what could be a big blow for the prospects of many Indian shuttlers' qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, no player from the country will feature in the Malaysian Open tournament, scheduled to be held from May 25-30, due...

Badminton great Prakash Padukone recovering from COVID-19 infection

Legendary Indian badminton player Prakash Padukone has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering from the infection at a hospital in Bengaluru.The 65-year-old, who is the first Indian to win the prestigious All England Championships title in 1980, is...

Sindhu, Li named athlete ambassadors for IOC’s ‘Believe in Sports’ campaign

World champion and Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu and World No. 11 Canada's Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 'Believe in Sports' campaign, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on...

Indian para shuttlers to miss Spanish international due to COVID restrictions

Top para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam's preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics suffered a blow due to the Indian team not being able to compete at the Spanish International because of new quarantine rules imposed in wake of...

Viktor Axelsen tests positive for Covid-19, forfeits European badminton final

Badminton world number two Viktor Axelsen was forced to withdraw from Sunday's final of the European Championship in Kiev after testing positive for Covid-19.Axelsen was to face fellow Dane Anders Antonsen, who claimed his first European title with a...


Sjoerd Marijne says women’s hockey team has improved fitness levels

Indian women’s hockey head coach Sjoerd Marijne on Saturday said that the team has achieved its primary target of improving fitness during its camp...