The Badminton World Federation can announce that the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022 will no longer take place in Guangzhou, China, due to the various challenges brought about by the current pandemic situation.
AirBadminton’s debut at the World Beach Games in Bali
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.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Badminton Draw
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.
How to score badminton – 3×21 or 5×11?
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.
BWF Council Suspends the Federations of Kenya and Morocco
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.
Era of Semi-Professional Umpires Arrives
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.
The discussion on anti-doping is being updated in Latvia
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.
Minions Pull Out After Sukamuljo Tests Positive
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.
Team Japan withdraws – Momota tests positive for COVID-19
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.
AirShuttle 2.0 Now in Production
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.
BWF announces reopening of World Rankings & Olympic Qualification
The Badminton World Federation has successfully completed a review process of the BWF Tournament Calendar for 2021, as well as procedures for reopening the BWF World Rankings and vital information related to […]
Yonex – Official equipment supplier for HSBC BWF World Tour Finals
Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce Yonex as the official equipment supplier for the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok, Thailand from 27-31 January 2021. The agreement will see Yonex […]
BWF and Special Olympics Publish Global Development Strategy
Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategyto grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of […]
BWF Provides Boost to Members Through Grants Programme
Over 100 BWF Member Associations have received their first sums of money under the BWF Membership Grants Programme activated in 2020. The process to release the funds to Member Associations was completed […]
Announced Hosts for 2021 & 2023 Para Badminton World Championships
Japan and Thailand will stage the next two editions of the BWF Para Badminton World Championships. The respective hosts were awarded the prestigious event following a vote by BWF Council on Monday […]
BWF Confirms Partnership With International Testing Agency
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has partnered with the International Testing Agency (ITA) to delegate management of all Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) in badminton to ITA’s specialised unit. This means that the ITA is now fully […]