Richard Wong bids farewell to BWF Line Judge career at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Pictured: Richard Wong, presented with formal acknowledgement certificate at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Australia’s Richard Wong has celebrated an illustrious technical official career in the badminton world. Progressing through the ranks, Richard completed one term (since 2017) as a BWF Line Judge, while also umpiring (Oceania Accredited Umpire) at numerous badminton tournaments. His experiences…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Leo Cucuel – Tahiti

Pictured: Leo Cucuel (front row, middle), Tahiti Badminton Federation The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Leo Cucuel, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Tahiti Badminton Federation, talks about his journey with badminton. He’s represented his country at previous Thomas Cup Finals,…

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE The AOC has thanked the Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to award Brisbane, Queensland the right to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. Today’s vote at the IOC Session in Tokyo ensures Australia will host its third Olympic Games, eleven years from…

Northern Marianas Badminton partner with summer sports camp to enhance a sporting legacy

Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are relishing the opportunities to play badminton after they were allowed to return to the courts earlier this year. In June, they hosted the first tournament of 2021 (the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament) in an effort to raise awareness and increase excitement for the Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games, …

Q+A with Australian Olympic debutant, Setyana Mapasa

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa. Photo credit: Australian Olympic Committee In five days, Setyana Mapasa will be making her Olympic debut in Tokyo, representing Australia in the Women’s Doubles. Setyana narrowly missed out on competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as she was ruled ineligible by the governing body following complication with her nationality change from…