No qualification rounds, mandatory test per player at events: Protocols for badminton’s restart

Elwanda Tulloch

There will be at least one mandatory Covid-19 test per player per event, the Badminton World Federation said on Friday as it published safety operating procedures for the resumption of the sport amid the pandemic.

A day after announcing the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures documents.

BWF Tournament Calendar 2020: Grade 1 & Grade 2

Tournament Week City Level
 BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 40-41 Aarhus, Denmark Major Championships
Denmark Open I 2020 42 Odense, Denmark Super 750
Denmark Open II 2020 43 Odense, Denmark Super 750
Asia Open I 2020 46 TBC Super 1000
Asia Open II 2020 47 TBC Super 1000
BWF World Tour Finals 2020 48 TBC Major Championships

The global governing body said that teams and participants entering tournaments during the European and Asian legs are advised not return to their home countries as many would

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The Week That Was: Iowa Cuts Swimming & Diving; NCAA Approves Extra Year of Eligibility For Division I Fall Sports

Elwanda Tulloch

The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The University of Iowa made the startling decision to cut its swimming and diving programs this week in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravish the United States. Swimming World has since called for the 2021 Men’s NCAA swimming and diving championships to be moved from Iowa City to a location where swimming & diving will be supported.

The NCAA has approved an extra year of eligibility for Division I athletes in fall sports that have had their seasons affected by COVID-19 out of their control.

Read below the five biggest stories in The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The Week That Was #5: Anthony Nesty Named Member of SEC Council on Racial Equality & Social Justice


Photo Courtesy: Tim Casey

By Andy Ross

The University of Florida’s men’s men’s swimming and diving head coach Anthony Nesty and men’s … Read More

The Trailer: Markey got the memes. Will he get the win?

Elwanda Tulloch

“My interest in high-quality basketball shoes goes way back,” Markey said on a recent Saturday here, as he turned the corner toward his home. “We couldn’t afford Chucks, which were made by Converse. But they had a second store, where they’d sell anything that had a slight defect. So we could go over there when we were 10, with a buck, and go buy a pair.”

Markey, 74, began this Senate primary as a slight underdog, a journeyman liberal Democrat who never sought the national spotlight. Rep. Joe Kennedy, 39, had been talked up as a future leader for the party for much of his adult life, and in September 2019, he announced a challenge to Markey by saying it was “not the time for waiting” or for “playing by rules that don’t work anymore.” Voters had no problem with Markey, according to the polls; they just didn’t think much

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Hold On To Your Butts

Elwanda Tulloch

It’s the 2020 Sun Belt football season. Enjoy it while you can.

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Where’d we last leave Sun Belt football? I don’t remember because it was 5,000 years ago when we were all pleased/aggravated by Appalachian State’s final College Football Playoff rankings and the Sun Belt took three out of five in the Bowl season.

I attended the Camellia Bowl with my brother (@ThisIsRexSteele) and my Dad – a chilly, moist affair that saw the Red Wolves triumph over the FIU Panthers 34-26. Because of the rain and cold, many of us crammed into the cozy hospitality tent located in the end zone.

I miss cramming.

Slow-forward though a deadly pandemic, civil unrest and a political climate so toxic it makes it an act of bravery to poke your head out the front door. The NBA postponed playing the rest of its season (before resuming

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Mustard Launches with $1.7 Million in Investment to Make World-Class Athletic Coaching Accessible to All

Elwanda Tulloch

Company Unveils World’s First Motion Analysis App Based on Biomechanical Data from the World’s Best Athletes; Opens for Beta Testing Today

Investors Include VC and Sports Industry Luminaries, Nolan Ryan, Drew Brees, and David Novak

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mustard, the world’s first elite-level motion analysis app for broad athletics coaching, announced it has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including Shasta Ventures, Intersect VC, and best-in-class angels such as David Novak (founder and former CEO of YUM Brands), Mike Dixon (Managing Partner of Transformation Capital and former longtime Sequoia Capital Partner), Drew Brees (NFL all-time great and humanitarian), Nolan Ryan (MLB Hall of Famer), and Reid Ryan (former MLB Executive). The company will use the funds to enhance its robust AI technology and application suite, to expand into additional sports, and to build out an elite and robust mental performance training platform for all

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