Northern Marianas gather excitement for Pacific Mini Games as they host free team tournament

The Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) hosted its first competition of the 2021 season last weekend, at the TSL Sports Complex. More than 50 players signed up to compete in the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament, which involed mixed teams comepting across all five disciplines. In an effort to attract new talent and celebrate the freedom to…

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UPDATES ON TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm no further tournaments will be played inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying window. As such, while the qualification period officially closes 15 June 2021 as per the Revised Tokyo 2020 Qualification System, the current Race To Tokyo rankings list will not change. Invitations will be sent shortly…

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BWF Level 1 coaching course smashes Gender Equity targets in Melbourne

Coaching is the most challenging area when it comes to gender equity in badminton. However, a recent BWF Level 1 Coaching Course in Melbourne smashed the targets for female representation. While the International Olympic Committee and Badminton World Federation strive for 30% female representation across programme areas, Badminton Oceania is also committed to strengthening gender…

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20 BWF COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED IN; SCORING SYSTEM CHANGE NOT APPROVED AT 82ND BWF AGM 2021

At the 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually today, the positions of BWF President, Deputy President and Vice President-Para Badminton, plus 20 BWF Council Members were confirmed for 2021 to 2024. Poul-Erik Høyer, KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul and Paul Kurzo were re-elected unopposed in their respective roles, signalling continuity at the top of the BWF…

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Australian Lockdowns Non-Issue for Shuttle Time

During the downtime of 2020, Badminton Australia was able to grow its Shuttle Time participation despite lockdowns and inconsistent schooling throughout the year. With the aim of continuing to engage as many participants as possible to keep children fit, happy and healthy during a time when they had limited access to regular physical activities, Badminton…

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Ten weeks to go: Gronya and Setyana to compete in men’s doubles event in Olympic training boost

UPDATE (28/05/21): Following the latest lockdown in Melbourne announced by the Victorian lockdown on 28 May 2021, the YONEX City of Melbourne tournament mentioned below is now postponed. The new dates are to be confirmed. Friday 14 May 2021 marks ten weeks to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Following their…

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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…

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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…

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Tuvalu Badminton welcomed to Badminton Oceania Head Office for the first time

Today, Badminton Oceania was delighted to be joined in our head office by representatives from Tuvalu Badminton in a first face-to-face meeting. Tuvalu Badminton President and board member, Iakopo and Asita Moloti’I, met with Badminton Oceania’s CEO (Julie Carrel) and Development Manager (Nadia Bleaken) to discuss several subjects to assist the increased opportunities for badminton…

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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…

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