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Badminton World Federation

Olympic qualification system is unfair, putting strain on players: Pullela Gopichand

The Olympic qualification period for the Tokyo Games starts April 29 this year with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) considering the ranking list, to be published on April 30, 2020, to allocate spots and Gopichand feels that the BWF needs to have a relook at the qualification system.

Mar 31, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

I'm scared of getting injured: Badminton star Ratchanok Inthanon

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) revamped its structure in 2018, making it compulsory for the world's top-15 players in the singles events and top-10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a minimum of 12 out of 15 World Tour tournaments or face a penalty.

Mar 28, 2019, 16:25 PM IST

Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sports governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty, a sports official said on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:39 PM IST

Badminton World Federation: Kidambi Srikanth at 4th, Lakshya Sen breaks into top 100

Lakshya, 16, was rewarded for his good run in international badminton this season. The youngster had clinched the Eurasia Bulgarian Open and India International Series, before finishing runners-up at the Tata Open India International Challenge last week.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Gustavo Salazar Delgado steps down as BWF Deputy President pending results of corruption investigation

Various reports said Salazar, 52, was under investigation over a bribery and money-laundering case linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Jun 05, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

PV Sindhu, unknown Nikhar Garg in fray for position in Badminton World Federation's Athletes Commission

Apart from Sindhu, the list also comprises two former world No.1s in men's doubles and a former European men's singles champion.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

Surging Lee Chong Wei is No. 1 again as 2016 Rio Olympics near

Malaysia has never won an Olympic gold and Lee has previously acknowledged the pressure that entails

Jun 09, 2016, 14:51 PM IST

Malaysian Open: Lee Chong Wei beat Chen Long in summit clash to win title

Lee crushed world number one in straight sets.

Apr 10, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

Chinese great Lin Dan withdraws from World Superseries Finals

Five-time world champion has withdrawn from the Dubai event due to injury.

Dec 06, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

World No. 2 Saina Nehwal nominated for BWF Woman Player of the Year Award

Saina became India's first world number one in women's singles and enjoyed a consistent run this season.

Dec 04, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Chinese shuttler Yu Xiaohan suspended for alleged doping

The BWF has referred the matter to its Doping Hearing Panel and a date in late January 2016 has been set for the hearing.

Nov 23, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth back in world top 5, Saina Nehwal static at No. 2 in latest badminton ranking

The Guntur-born Srikanth hasn't been in form of late, having suffered early exits in recent tournaments.

Oct 29, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal loses World No.1 spot

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost her World No.1 spot to reigning World Champion Carolina Marin as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated its rankings on Thursday.

Oct 22, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa pair drops to 12 in world badminton ranking

Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa dropped a spot to be ranked No.12 in the latest women's doubles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Oct 08, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

After good show at Korea Open, Ajay Jayaram climbs up seven places in BWF rankings

Riding on his stupendous performance in the Korea Open Super series, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has climbed up seven places to be ranked World No. 25 in the latest rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation today.

Sep 24, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Bringing `sexy` back for Chinese badminton fans

Badminton`s bid to make women players wear skirts may have been ill-advised, but the sport is again seeking a "sexy" new image to bring in fans and revenue.

Sep 22, 2015, 11:56 AM IST

BWF secretary Thomas Lund hails Saina Nehwal, says Indian is working hard to maximise her brand

Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday hailed World No.1 Saina Nehwal's recent multi-million dollar management contract as another sign of badminton's continued rise to prominence in sport's global commercial industry.

Sep 08, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

Incorrect Spanish anthem played at badminton Worlds

 An incorrect version of the Spanish national anthem was played during the medal presentation ceremony of the badminton World Championships here on Sunday.

Aug 16, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

BWF suspends Sri Lanka

Badminton`s governing body announced Thursday it had suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) for not adhering to governance standards and questions over its autonomy.

Jul 23, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12

Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:31 PM IST