Survey from the Centre for Sport and Human Rights: What is the impact of the pandemic on children’s sporting activities?

Centre for Sport and Human Rights Media Update We live in challenging times. Times that, unfortunately, have been drastically affecting children and their capacity to practice sport. The Centre for Sport and Human Rights has just elaborated a survey to learn from children about the impact of the pandemic on their sporting activities, that we kindly…

Statement on HSBC BWF World Tour 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce changes to the HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 tournament calendar. The CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 (Super 750) will now occur 25-30 May. The PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2021 (Super 500) has been postponed until further notice. The Singapore Open 2021 (Super 500) has been moved to the new…

Pacific Games Gold medallists, Remi Rossi and Dgeniva Matauli, named as regional ambassadors for ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign

Badminton Oceania, with the support of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are pleased to announce Remi Rossi (Tahiti) and Dgeniva Matauli (New Caledonia) as the regional ambassadors for the ‘i am badminton’ integrity awareness campaign. Gold medallists in the men’s and women’s singles disciplines at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Remi and Dgeniva are familiar…

BWF statement on YONEX German Open 2021

The YONEX German Open 2021 to be staged in Mülheim an der Ruhr from 9-14 March 2021 has been cancelled. The German Badminton Association made the decision in consultation and agreement with the Badminton World Federation. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournament. The YONEX German Open…

Australian Para Badminton Player, Duke Trench-Thiedeman, appointed to Badminton Oceania Athletes’ Commission

Pictured: Duke Trench-Thiedeman, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s Duke Trench-Thiedeman has expressed his excitement on becoming the Para badminton representative on the Badminton Oceania’s Athletes’ Commission, helping to shape the future of Oceania’s events and initiatives for Para badminton players. Duke has competed in all Victorian, Australian and Oceania Championships since 2016, represented Australia…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Brian Karo – Papua New Guinea

Pictured: Brian Karo, Papua New Guinea. Photo Credit: Vele Karo The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Brian Karo, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Papua New Guiena, recounts his badminton journey, since discovering it in the second grade: I was born and…

BWF announces Para badminton tournament calendar for 2021

Pictured: Grant Manzoney, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021. The Spanish Para Badminton International to be staged in May 2021 will serve as the last qualification tournament for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Week Dates Tournament City 13 29 Mar–4 Apr 3rd Fazza–Dubai…