Badminton

June 21:  The Badminton World Federation announced at the weekend it will upgrade the India Open to a BWF Super 750 event from its existing Super 500 status and retain Syed Modi International in its World Tour calendar.

The change will come into effect starting the 2023 season.

India Open’s elevation in status materialised after the world badminton governing body decided to expand the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026. The move will see the number of events on the tour go up to 31, including the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals, from the existing 27.

May 17, 2022 16:05
NEW DELHI: Hosting two BWF international challengers in the country, appointing 30 coaches on its payroll and having a national championships for the under-11 category are some of the key decisions taken by the Badminton Association of India, keeping the 2028 Olympics in mind.
May 16, 2022 15:05
NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s badminton team created history when they upset 14-time champions and holders Indonesia 3-0 to clinch their first ever Thomas Cup team title in Bangkok on Sunday.
May 11, 2022 08:05
NEW DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has notified sporting events of national importance under the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act. The notification supersedes the earlier one issued in March 2021, The Hindu reports.
Apr 28, 2022 17:04
MUMBAI: Sony Sports Network has secured broadcast rights for the ongoing Badminton Asia Championships 2022. The tournament, which made a comeback after a two-year hiatus, kicked off on April 26 and runs through till May 2.
Apr 25, 2022 07:04
BENGALURU: Performances depicting Karnataka’s cultural heritage and a sound and light show added sparkle to the opening ceremony of the 2nd Khelo India University Games 2021 here at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Apr 22, 2022 12:04
BENGALURU: The stage is set for the second edition of the Khelo India University Games 2021 to kick off on Saturday in the Karnataka capital. KIUG 2021, delayed by a year due to the pandemic, will see over 4,000 athletes from over 200 universities compete for the top prize in 20 disciplines.
Apr 13, 2022 18:04
MUMBAI: Media consulting firm Ormax Media Wednesday released its research report on the sports category, titled "We, The Sports Fans of India".  The report is the outcome of a consumer research conducted over the six-month period between July and December 2021. The research is based on a sample size of 12,000 people across urban and rural India. 
Apr 13, 2022 09:04
LONDON: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has confirmed that the 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the state of Victoria in Australia.  In a big jolt to India, wrestling, shooting and archery have been dropped from the initial sports programme list, though Twenty20 cricket is on it.
Apr 11, 2022 21:04
BENGALURU: With just two weeks left for the Khelo India University Games 2021, the Government of Karnataka, along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, is geared up to host the biggest national sporting event post-pandemic here with Jain University as the host University for the Games.  
Mar 29, 2022 15:03
MUMBAI: For a fifth year running, cricketer Virat Kohli has emerged as India's most valued celebrity, but... The star batsman's resignation from captaincy roles across formats has seen his brand value drop from $237.7 million in 2020 to $185.7 million in 2021, the Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021 released by Duff & Phelps, Tuesday, avers.