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‘I am Badminton’ campaign a global success

The expansion of Badminton World Federation’s ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign has gone from strength to strength during the COVID-19 pandemic with 31 new regional and national ambassadors onboarded across nine languages. This follows the unveiling of a new batch of global ambassadors last April. The emphasis has been on raising awareness through digital activations…

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…

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 –…

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…

Northern Marianas #ChooseToChallenge with the highest % of female Board Representatives

Pictured (left to right): Janelle Pangilinan, Shirley Kim, Merlie Tolentino and Cristy Villaflor – Norther Marianas Badminton Assoication Today (Monday 8 March 2021) is International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being #ChooseToChallenge. The movement aims to bring awareness to our individual thoughts, actions and ability to choose, challenge and call out gender bias and…