The organizers of the Latvian badminton tournament “Yonex Latvia International” have collected interesting facts about the tournament, which took place from September 1 to September 4, for the seventh consecutive year in Jelgava.
Badmitnon Finland has announced news regarding staff changes. There is a new manager of the Finnish Badminton League, a new project manager for school badminton and Girlminton projects, and the contract with the head coach has been extended until the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) released the qualification system for AirBadminton’s debut at the ANOC World Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia from 5-12 August 2023. AirBadminton wil be one of four new sports to be added to the sports programme in 2023.
BEC President Peter Tarcala, submitted his resignation with immediate effect, stating this being for personal reasons. The message was received as a shock for the badminton community in Europe but unfortunately irrevocable to this moment.
Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Dnipro – these are the five cities that the Ukrainian Badminton Federation has chosen to name badminton courts after them at the “Yonex Latvia International”.
The badminton courts of the “Yonex Latvia International” badminton tournament, which will be held in Latvian city of Jelgava from September 1 to 4, will be named after the names of Ukrainian cities, in accordance with the list made by the Ukrainian Badminton Federation.
During the badminton tournament “Yonex Latvia International 2022”, a practical seminar for new and already known international level umpires, will be held in Jelgava, Latvia, from August 31 to September 4. The seminar will be led by Gunārs Lūsveris, a BWF certified umpire.
In cooperation with the Badminton Federation of Ukraine, Yonex Latvia tournaments have specified the conditions for the participation of Ukrainian players. They will have the opportunity to participate in all Yonex Latvian tournaments free of charge in the same status as Latvian volunteers.
Kristians Rozenvalds has announced his resignation from the position of general secretary of the Latvian Badminton Federation. He admits that he can no longer sacrifice his time and unearned money. Kristians Rozenvalds will return to work in public relations, but will continue to play badminton and referee tournaments.
The training of badminton specialists is returning to the Lithuanian Sports University after a break of several decades – from new academic year school year, students who want to become coaches will be able to choose badminton specialization as well.
The draws for the 5 events of the Tokyo 2020 Badminton Competition took place on Thursday 8 July 2021 at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, England.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is pleased to announce the final list of badminton qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A total of 87 male and 86 female players representing 50 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from the five Continental Confederations have been selected.
On July 3, in Saulkrasti, a city in the dunes of the Baltic Sea, the first AirBadminton doubles tournament in Latvia took place – the Latvian Cup. 10 pairs from all over Latvia participated in the historic tournament. The Latvian Cup was held in accordance with the rules of AirBadminton approved by the Badminton World Federation.
New Latvian champions of the men’s and women’s teams have been crowned using the relay 100 format. The team of “Riga Badminton School” was the strongest women’s team, and the team “Ananta.lv” of Baloži Badminton Club was the strongest men’s team.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy played badminton with Ukrainian badminton player Artem Pochtarev, who is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. The public badminton game took place during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Healthy Ukraine”.
“Yonex Latvia International 2021” has been postponed to August 26-29. Similarly, the Latvian tournament in 2020 was postponed due to Covid-19 from the beginning of June to the end of August. For two years in a row, the Latvian tournament cannot take place on time duče to Covid-19.
A proposal from Badminton Indonesia and Badminton Maldives, seconded by Badminton Asia, to amend the Laws of Badminton relating to the Scoring System. The BWF Council has taken forward this proposal and it will be voted virutally on by the Membership on 22 May 2021.
The BWF gives notice that under article 13.5 of the BWF Constitution, the BWF Council has suspended the follow BWF Member Associations: Royal Moroccan Badminton Federation and Kenya Badminton Association.