World Tour to resume with events in October, say BWF

Elwanda Tulloch

Chan Peng Soon (right) dan Goh Liu Ying during the recent Perodua Malaysia Masters 2020. (Bernama pic)

LONDON: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday announced a revised tournament calendar with the World Tour set to return with back-to-back Super 750 events in Odense, Denmark beginning on Oct 13.

The two-week European leg will be followed by two Super 1000 tournaments in Asia and the prestigious World Tour Finals. The locations of the three Asian tournaments are yet to be announced.

The BWF also confirmed that the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Aarhus, Denmark will take place as scheduled from Oct 3-11.

“Due to the Covif-19 pandemic, it was not possible to implement the revised international tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour as originally envisaged,” BWF Secretary-General Thomas Lund said.

“Managing travel logistics between different territories where different entry and safety restrictions apply has been the biggest

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Qatar to host 5th leg of FINA World Cup in October 2021

Elwanda Tulloch

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has announced that Qatar will organise the 5th round of the Swimming World Cup 2021 during the period from Oct. 21 to 23 in 2021. Swimming World Cup 2021 will comprise of six legs. The first Cluster of the 2021 season will be held in Singapore and China’s Jinan in September with final dates to be confirmed soon. The series will then move to the second cluster as Berlin and Budapest step in to stage the event from Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 7-9 respectively.
The third and final cluster will be staged in Doha from Oct. 21-23 and finally in Russia’s Kazan from Oct. 28-30. All the stops of the 2021 World Cup will be competed in 25m pool and are qualifying events for the postponed FINA World Swimming Championships 25m to be held in December, 2021.
FINA had recently decided to cancel the 2020

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