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.
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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.
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.
The era of semi-professional umpires has dawned in badminton, with members of the first batch appointed by BWF officiating at the Asian Leg in January and at the recently-concluded Yonex Swiss Open 2021.
As part of the Badminton World Federation’s global campaign “I am Badminton”, the Latvian Badminton Federation together with the Latvian Anti-Doping Bureau held a discussion “Say no to doping!”. On 3 March, an interesting and important online discussion via Zoom was held.
Mario Saunpere started as the CEO of the Estonian Badminton Association. Mario Saunpere has been involved in badminton for many years and has been a player in the Estonian youth team.
World No.1 pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo pulled out of the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour after Sukamuljo tested positive for Covid-19. No positive tests have been recorded so far for players who were tested on arrival and who are currently in quarantine.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) confirm that Japan’s men’s singles world No.1 Kento Momota has tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a mandatory PCR test at Narita Airport in Tokyo en route to Bangkok, Thailand earlier today.
Badminton Europe will soon release the first series of the BEC Golden Shuttle, where Europe’s top players are put to the test to see how much they actually know about badminton. The first episode will be aired on 6 January 2021.
BWF has been working with its manufacturing partners to further enhance the durability of the AirShuttle. This process has led to a recent breakthrough which has allowed us to not only dramatically improve the durability but also to introduce a neon colour which increases the visibility of the new AirShuttle in an outdoor environment.