Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Postponed

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT The International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Organising Committee and Japan Government today confirmed that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. IOC President Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed the decision after conference call among leaders on Tuesday. A joint IOC-Tokyo Organising Committee statement…

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – Postponed

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons welcomed yesterday’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed the postponement of the the Olympic Games decision after conference call among leaders on Tuesday. Parsons said in a statement: “Postponing the Tokyo…

Recovering from injury and adapting during this ‘disheartening time’ – Australia’s Setyana Mapasa

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa, Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo As the world copes with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, athletes across the globe are learning to cope with the new, unforeseen circumstances which will shape their future careers. The International Olympic Committee has yet to make a decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following their official…

Nauru All Set to Shuttle Up

Do not let the speckle on the map deceive you, Nauru is fuelled by enthusiasm as the Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme is about to take the tiny island nation by storm. Located North East of Australia and in extreme close proximity to the equator, Nauru is home to roughly 10,000 people and has only 30km of…