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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NBA restart: What you need to know and how to watch basketball’s 2020 return

Elwanda Tulloch


NBA stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James (23) are set to return to play July 30. 

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After the coronavirus shut down the NBA season along with everything else, basketball is set to return on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Negotiations between the league and the NBA Players Association resulted in a new deal that will allow play to resume after a hiatus of nearly five months, but the final pro basketball games of 2020 will be unlike any previous year. 

The best 22 of the league’s 30 teams will play eight games to finish the regular season. From these, the top seven teams in each conference will advance, with the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs.

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