Singapore Open 2021 cancelled

Tournament organisers Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) have jointly agreed to cancel the Singapore Open 2021 scheduled for 1 – 6 June 2021. All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants. However, rising COVID-19 cases globally led to complex challenges in managing…

CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open postponed

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 scheduled for 25 – 30 May 2021. All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent surge in cases left no choice but…

P.V.Sindhu and Michelle Li appointed athlete ambassadors for IOC’s ‘Believe In Sport’ campaign

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is delighted to announce that India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign aimed at preventing competition manipulation. Pusarla and Li will be working alongside other athlete ambassadors from around the world to raise…

New Caledonia’s Joel Nicole and Yann Hnaissilin awarded with ministerial medal for their services with badminton

Two administrators involved in New Caledonia’s badminton scene have been awarded with a ministerial award. The Medal of Youth, Sports and Associative commitment is a French civilian award which honours people who have distinguished themselves through commitment and service to sport, associations, youth movements and similar socio-educational activities. There are three grades of awards: holders…

Candidates for BWF Council elections announced

BWF Council Elections will be held at the 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 May 2021. Candidates were revealed today in a communication to the BWF Membership. There is just one nominee each for three positions on the Executive Board: BWF President – Poul-Erik Høyer (Denmark); BWF Deputy President – KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul (Thailand);…