Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to open the games in Guwahati on February 5, which is being co-hosted by Assam and Meghalaya from February 5 to 16.

Carolina Marin, Lin Dan snub Premier Badminton League

Carolina Marin, Lin Dan snub Premier Badminton League

As number of big tournaments lined-up in the Olympic year Marin, Dan decided to snub PBL.

Saina Nehwal's bronze medal in London Olympics is biggest moment in Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal's bronze medal in London Olympics is biggest moment in Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand is quite hopeful to better the record this time around at Rio Olympics.

Prakash Padukone worried about lack of depth in women's group

Prakash Padukone worried about lack of depth in women's group

Padukone said apart from Saina, Sindhu, there is none of international class at present.

It's upto players to choose between country and PBL: Pullela Gopichand

It's upto players to choose between country and PBL: Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand expressed his concerns about recovering players taking part in Premier Badminton League.

Didn't ask for any money for attending MP awards ceremony: Sania Mirza

Didn't ask for any money for attending MP awards ceremony: Sania Mirza

In a statement, Sania's agency has clarified that the star did not demand for any money for attending the event.

When Sania Mirza demanded expensive make up kit, chartered plane to attend awards function!

When Sania Mirza demanded expensive make up kit, chartered plane to attend awards function!

The ceremony had to be pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday, and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was instead asked to be chief guest.

SAI signs MoU with Pullela Gopichand​ Badminton Foundation

SAI signs MoU with Pullela Gopichand​ Badminton Foundation

The Academy will select 50 players in a nation-wide talent search scheme.

Sports can ensure communal harmony, says Pullela Gopichand

Sports can ensure communal harmony, says Pullela Gopichand

Sports unite like nothing else does, says Gopichand.

After Abhinav Bindra, Anurag Thakur quits TOPS

After Abhinav Bindra, Anurag Thakur quits TOPS

Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Injeti Srinivas has been made in charge of the scheme.

Pullela Gopichand starts new badminton academy in Hyderabad

Pullela Gopichand starts new badminton academy in Hyderabad

Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand has set up a nine-court new badminton academy in the city, which is expected to ease the pressure on the existing facility.

Indian shuttlers need a little more consistency: Pullela Gopichand

Indian shuttlers need a little more consistency: Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton's chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday said a little more consistency is needed from his shuttlers though he is satisfied with their overall performance.

Pullela Gopichand's 12-year-old daughter set to create national history

Pullela Gopichand's 12-year-old daughter set to create national history

The chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand's daughter Gayatri is set to create national record by becoming the youngest shuttler to represent the country in a prestigious tournament.

I learnt a lot from All England Championship final loss: Saina Nehwal

With her outstanding performances over the years Saina Nehwal has certainly revived badminton in India. The ace shuttler is only the second Indian, after Prakash Padukone, to have achieved the top ranking in the sport.

We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand

We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand

Confident about India's preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

The Sports Ministry is set to include shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme even as it extended support to national coach Pullela Gopichand, who was accused of bias by the top women's doubles pair.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and insisted that the Indian women's doubles pair are getting all the support from BAI, SAI and the government.