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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Badminton World Federation SOPs: At Least One Mandatory Test Per Player Per Event

Elwanda Tulloch




All players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 test at all World Tour events and the major championships, said the Badminton World Federation as it published safety operating procedures for the resumption of the sport amid the pandemic. A day after launching the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures document as it looks “to create the safest possible environment for all stakeholders”. “To ensure the safest possible environment for players and entourage, BWF will be implementing a COVID-19 testing plan for each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournament,” BWF said in a release.

“All players and team entourage will be required to undertake COVID-19 PCR tests at each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments … There will be at least one mandatory test per player per event.”

The governing body said “accreditations

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Changes in sports due to corona, every badminton player will be tested for corona

Elwanda Tulloch

At present, the whole world is facing severe problem of COVID-19 epidemic. To get rid of its infection, sports institutes have issued guidelines. The World Badminton Federation has announced the standard operating procedure for restoring the game in the midst of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. It states that all players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 check in all tournaments and major championships of the World Tour.

Players have been asked to take special precautions in view of the continuous increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. The World Badminton Federation said, ‘In order to provide the safest atmosphere for players and staff, the World Badminton Federation will mandate COVID-19 screening in every major championships and world tour tournaments. All players and support staff must conduct COVID-19 screening in every major championship and world tour tournament.

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Carmelo Anthony Matters Again. But He’s Still Not the Player You Want Him To Be.

Elwanda Tulloch

Over the past few years, as Carmelo Anthony bounced from team to team while fighting a two-front battle against physical decline and an analytical movement that frowned at his high-risk, low-reward shot selection, arguments about his fit in the modern NBA started to grow. But this season, Anthony has found a starting role on the Portland Trail Blazers that’s become even more important in the bubble.

This has led to various claims that Melo has “proven the haters wrong.” But while it’s true that Melo has found vindication with the Blazers, he hasn’t entirely shed his old identity—instead, he’s hit on a blend between the iso monster he used to be, and the more selfless player many wished he’d become.

That latter version has always been known as “Olympic Melo,” so-called because Anthony is Team USA’s career leader in points and rebounds, and once needed just 14 minutes to score

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