Humans of Shuttle Time: Merlie Tolentino – Northern Marianas

Pictured: Merlie Tolentino (centred) – Northern Marianas The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Merlie Tolentino, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Northern Marianas Badminton Association, recounts how badminton has impacted her life on and off the court. Growing-Up Years I…

Cherish Reti imparts her umpiring wisdom on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Every year on April 6, the United Nations and International Olympic Committee celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The day acknowledges sports ability to act as a vehicle for change in promoting development and peace. In 2021, it comes as no surprise that the theme is #OnlyTogether which focuses largely around the…

BWF excels on #SportOnSocial league table 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has been recognised for its prowess on social media in the #SportOnSocial League Table 2021 rankings powered by Redtorch. The annual rankings report released on Tuesday 30 March 2021 reviews the social media performance of Olympic International Federations across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube throughout COVID-19 affected 2020 (1 January…

BWF statement on changes to tournament status – updated April 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm two BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments – the Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 – have been cancelled. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments. The respective decisions of the National Badminton Federation of Russia and Badminton Indonesia were made…

BWF ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR 82nd AGM IN MAY

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will stage its 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 May 2021. It will be the third meeting of its kind to be held virtually after last year’s AGM and January’s Extraordinary General Meeting. A number of items are on the agenda including the scheduled BWF Council Elections –…

Indonesian team withdrawn from YONEX All England Open 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton England can confirm that a number of players and team members from the Indonesian team have been contacted by the UK Government’s National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service and are required to self-isolate with immediate effect. In accordance with UK Government requirements, the…

BWF statement on changes to tournament status

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm the US Open 2021 – a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – has been cancelled. The tournament was due to take place from 6-11 July 2021. BWF also confirms the YONEX Canada Open 2021 has been cancelled. The BWF Tour Super…

Australia claim their qualification spot for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2021

Pictured: Australia winning the VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships 2019 The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2021 was originally scheduled to take place in February 2021. However, the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The winning team from the Open Mixed Team Championships would have qualified for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2021, which rescheduled…