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  • BWF report details Lee Chong Wei's negligence about doping April 28, 2015

    For seven years, Lee Chong Wei, one of badminton's finest athletes, took cordyceps tablets from unmarked containers on the advice of a mysterious friend without any knowledge of how they were capsulated or stored. It was a risky practice, unheard of in most Olympic sports, that led to a positive test...
  • BWF imposes 8 months backdated ban on Lee Chong Wei April 27, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei was on Monday handed an eight-month sanction for a doping violation but the Malaysian star shuttler will be able to return to international badminton next month as the ban was backdated from August 30. The 33-year-old Malaysian was temporarily suspended by the BWF...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to World No. 2 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After reaching a career-high of World No. 1 in women's singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No. 2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot. The Hyderabadi had become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1...
  • Kidambi Srikanth leaps to career-high fourth in rankings December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing his upward trend, India's leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to take a career-high fourth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday. With this move, the 21-year-old, became only the third Indian to break into the men's singles top-five rankings. Legendary Praksh Padukone...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth face stiff competitions in Superseries Finals December 16, 2014

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will look to finish the year on a successful note as the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals get underway on Wednesday at the Hamdan Sports Complex. While World No.4 Saina has been seeded fifth, the men's World...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings November 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. ...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. "The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August," the BWF said...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings October 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a nonetooimpressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • Shuttler Srikanth drops 10 places in rankings June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth dropped a dramatic 10 places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday to be positioned at No. 23 currently. The 21yearold Srikanth, who achieved a career high ranking of No.13 two weeks ago, suffered a first round exit in...
  • Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.13 May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Kidambi Srikanth rose five places to a careerbest No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Though the 21yearold lost two matches in the recently concluded Thomas Cup, his victory over higher ranked German Marc Zwiebler gave him a solid chunk...
  • Lin Dan opposes BWF plans to change scoring system May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese great Lin Dan on Wednesday opposed Badminton World Federation's plans to consider a new scoring system and said changing the rules too frequently would not be good for the sport. "It has been changed quite a lot, from 9, 15 to 21, now changing back. I think this...
  • Badminton scoring format under review by BWF May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is reviewing the scoring system of the sport and there is a possibility that the format might change in the near future. The BWF will have a discussion about alternate options at its annual Member's Forum on Friday followed by the Annual General Meeting...
  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 April 17, 2014

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi has...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu could face off in semis at India Super Series March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, India's best hopes in the BWF India Super Series, might face off at the semi-final if they can cross a Chinese hurdle each in the second half of the women's singles. Indian ace shuttlers, Saina and Sindhu will be the star attraction in the...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling badminton player Saina Nehwal on Thursday lost a place to be eighth in the world rankings while her compatriot PV Sindhu managed to retain her ninth spot in the latest chart, issued by Badminton World Federation. Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a a poor run...
  • PV Sindhu reaches world number nine in BWF ranking February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Badminton teen sensation P V Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay just one place behind Saina, who remained static at the seventh...
  • South Korea's Olympic badminton champion banned for missing dope tests January 28, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yongdae has been hit with a oneyear ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The 25yearold won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London four...
  • Saina Nehwal slips further, now 9th in BWF rankings January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while PV Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued on Thursday. Saina's indifferent form continued with her defeat in the second round of Malaysia Open Super Series...
  • Saina Nehwal drops two places to World No. 8 in badminton rankings December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal's poor form this season has also started showing in her rankings as the Olympic bronze medallist dropped two places to No.8 in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina dropped two places and was overtaken by South Korean Yeon Ju...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win BWF World Superseries finals December 15, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men's and women's categories after their comprehensive victories on Sunday. Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 2110, 2112, winning his seventh Superseries title this...
  • Saina Nehwal wins but fails to qualify for semis at World Superseries Finals December 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: After two successive defeats, Saina Nehwal finally managed to post a hardfought win over Yeon Ju Bae of Korea in her last Group B match but it was not good enough to ensure a semifinal berth for the Indian ace shuttler in the BWF World Superseries Finals on...
  • Saina Nehwal loses second match in Superseries Finals December 12, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Shuttler Saina Nehwal's chances of advancing in the BWF World Superseries Finals were all but over on Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage. Saina went down 921, 1421 in 27 minutes. The Indian...
  • Saina starts on a winning note in BWF Superseries Finals December 11, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian ace Saina Nehwal prevailed over Minatsu Mitani of Japan 2119 2224 2119 in a hardfought battle in her opening match of the BWF Superseries Finals here on Wednesday. World No. 6 Saina, who struggled with injuries this season, took an hour and eight minutes to overcome the challenge...
  • Saina, Olympic champion Xuerui in same group at Super Series Finals December 10, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday. Japan's Minatsu Mitani and Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea are the other...
  • Qualifying for Super Series final is my target: Kashyap September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost on the way to complete recovery from an ankle injury, India's top shuttler Parupalli kashyap is eyeing a "consistent" performance in the next four tournaments to reach his target of qualifying for the BWF Super Series Final to be held in Malaysia in December. "I want to qualify...
  • Want to continue my form: Parupalli Kashyap August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Following a successful outing at the World Championships last week in Guangzhou, top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap wants to continue his form for the rest of the season. The Hyderabadi said that though he was disappointed with his men's singles quarterfinal loss on Friday, he was happy with the...
  • I have crossed the stage of feeling disappointed: Saina Nehwal August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An upset stomach spoilt her campaign at the World Championship last week but India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is not too upset and said she has crossed the stage of feeling disappointed. The 23yearold from Hyderabad missed a chance to grab the bronze at the World Championship in China...