Survey from the Centre for Sport and Human Rights: What is the impact of the pandemic on children’s sporting activities?

Centre for Sport and Human Rights Media Update We live in challenging times. Times that, unfortunately, have been drastically affecting children and their capacity to practice sport. The Centre for Sport and Human Rights has just elaborated a survey to learn from children about the impact of the pandemic on their sporting activities, that we kindly…

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Statement on HSBC BWF World Tour 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce changes to the HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 tournament calendar. The CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 (Super 750) will now occur 25-30 May. The PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2021 (Super 500) has been postponed until further notice. The Singapore Open 2021 (Super 500) has been moved to the new…

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Increased World Ranking points for Bendigo and Sydney International as tournaments upgraded

Badminton Australia have successfully filed an application to upgrade the two Grade 3 tournaments scheduled to take place in September 2021. Bendigo Badminton Association are preparing to welcome international players to their arena for the first time from 16 – 19 September 2021 at the Bendigo International 2021. Originally, the tournament was classed as a BWF…

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Pacific Games Gold medallists, Remi Rossi and Dgeniva Matauli, named as regional ambassadors for ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign

Badminton Oceania, with the support of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are pleased to announce Remi Rossi (Tahiti) and Dgeniva Matauli (New Caledonia) as the regional ambassadors for the ‘i am badminton’ integrity awareness campaign. Gold medallists in the men’s and women’s singles disciplines at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Remi and Dgeniva are familiar…

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BWF statement on YONEX German Open 2021

The YONEX German Open 2021 to be staged in Mülheim an der Ruhr from 9-14 March 2021 has been cancelled. The German Badminton Association made the decision in consultation and agreement with the Badminton World Federation. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournament. The YONEX German Open…

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Australian Para Badminton Player, Duke Trench-Thiedeman, appointed to Badminton Oceania Athletes’ Commission

Pictured: Duke Trench-Thiedeman, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s Duke Trench-Thiedeman has expressed his excitement on becoming the Para badminton representative on the Badminton Oceania’s Athletes’ Commission, helping to shape the future of Oceania’s events and initiatives for Para badminton players. Duke has competed in all Victorian, Australian and Oceania Championships since 2016, represented Australia…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Brian Karo – Papua New Guinea

Pictured: Brian Karo, Papua New Guinea. Photo Credit: Vele Karo The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Brian Karo, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Papua New Guiena, recounts his badminton journey, since discovering it in the second grade: I was born and…

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BWF partners with Creative to add holography to live stream with SXFI live

Badminton World Federation (BWF) has partnered with Creative Technology to enhance the fan experience of watching badminton matches by bringing the audience closer to the action through holographic audio. Starting tomorrow at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok, Thailand, live and delayed matches on BWF’s YouTube channel will be enhanced with SXFI LIVE. Making…

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BWF Membership Grant ensures Fiji under-19 Development Camp success

Fiji Badminton staged their third initiative from their BWF membership grant this month as a group of under-19 players benefitted from a development camp. The initiative was split between Suva (central division) and Lautoka (western division) – two key bases for regular Shuttle Time delivery in Fiji over the last few years; a popular progressive…

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