Women’s contingent end on a high as Team Australia bow out of Tokyo 2020

Pictured (left to right): Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, Simon Leung/Gronya Somerville, Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo The Australian Olympic team managed to end their campaign on a high this week as both the women’s singles and doubles players/pairs won their final group stage matches. It was a tense four days of group stage action…

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE The AOC has thanked the Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to award Brisbane, Queensland the right to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. Today’s vote at the IOC Session in Tokyo ensures Australia will host its third Olympic Games, eleven years from…

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Northern Marianas Badminton partner with summer sports camp to enhance a sporting legacy

Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are relishing the opportunities to play badminton after they were allowed to return to the courts earlier this year. In June, they hosted the first tournament of 2021 (the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament) in an effort to raise awareness and increase excitement for the Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games, …

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Q+A with Australian Olympic debutant, Gronya Somerville

Pictured: Gronya Somerville. Photo credit: Australian Olympic Committee Another Olympic debutant in Tokyo is Gronya Somerville, representing Australia in the Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Gronya came close to qualification in Rio 2016 with her partner, Setyana Mapasa. However, Mapasa was ruled ineligible by the governing body following complication with her nationality change from…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Matt Simpson – Australia

Pictured: Matt Simpson, Badminton Australia The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Matt Simpson, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Badminton Australia, talks about his journey in sport including 13 years as a competitive diver. Nowadays, he shares his passion for…

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