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Words of wisdom from Athens 2004 Olympians, Daniel Shirley and Sara Runesten-Petersen #StrongerTogether

Pictured: Daniel Shirley and Sara Runesten-Petersen, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Daniel Shirley and Sara Runesten-Petersen were the sole New Zealand representatives in the badminton event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and ultimately one of the nation’s most successful Mixed Doubles pairs. They had already celebrated a bronze medal at the Manchester 2002…

Upskill your sports industry knowledge with the first online course on sport and the sustainable development goals

Text by Sport and Dev | Badminton Oceania. Photo: Badminton Oceania staff undertaking the online course: sport and the sustainable development goals  Looking to sharpen your skills and knowledge within the sports industry? Earlier this year, the Badminton World Federation released various online components, courses and resources on their platform which are useful for anyone…

Australia’s Sawan Serasinghe reflects on sports ability to unite us #StrongerTogether

Five-time Oceania men’s doubles champion (2015-19) and two-time mixed doubles champion (2017-18), Sawan Serasinghe, made his first Olympic Games appearance in Rio 2016. It didn’t take long for Sawan to break the internet as he made headlines around the world following his fast food feast at the end of his Olympic campaign. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJExHLCjJ_2/   Reflecting…

Hsuan-Yu Chen reflects on solidarity, unity and diversity of Olympic Games #StrongerTogether – Tokyo 2020: One Year to Go

Pictured: Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (Australia) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Today (Thursday 23 July 2020) marks the One-Year-to-Go milestone before the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, due to be held in 2021. On this day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is bringing together everyone who embodies the values of the…

Olympic Day Inspiration: Tongoboo Beero aiming to become Kiribati’s first BWF Level 1 Coach

Pictured: Kiribati Badminton Federation’s Shuttle Time Co-Ordinator, Tongoboo Beero. Olympic Day commemorates the day that the International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. The annual event is a celebration of sport, health, and ‘being the best you can be’, inviting everyone around the globe to be active and celebrate the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect…

Research proves that Shuttle Time improves schoolchildren’s Fundamental Movement Skills

Pictured: Shuttle Time participants in Kiribati. Text: BWF staff and Badminton Oceania Remember the study by Shinji Takahashi at Tohoku Gakuin University which proved how useful badminton was to boost ‘executive function’? The benefits of badminton continue to be researched, with a team from Coventry University (in England), who have recently proven the significance of…