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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New Caledonia’s Joel Nicole and Yann Hnaissilin awarded with ministerial medal for their services with badminton

Two administrators involved in New Caledonia’s badminton scene have been awarded with a ministerial award. The Medal of Youth, Sports and Associative commitment is a French civilian award which honours people who have distinguished themselves through commitment and service to sport, associations, youth movements and similar socio-educational activities. There are three grades of awards: holders…

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Candidates for BWF Council elections announced

BWF Council Elections will be held at the 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 May 2021. Candidates were revealed today in a communication to the BWF Membership. There is just one nominee each for three positions on the Executive Board: BWF President – Poul-Erik Høyer (Denmark); BWF Deputy President – KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul (Thailand);…

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Solomon Islands utilise BWF Membership Grant to run first ever Easter tournament

The Solomon Islands National Badminton Federation have successfully completed their first ever Easter badminton tournament, with 23 players competing over the long weekend in April. A large percentage of participating individuals came from the Solomon Islands National University physical education students, along with players from surrounding districts, including Central Honiara (the capital) and White River.…

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YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponement

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) have postponed the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open – a Super 500 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – scheduled for 11-16 May 2021. The decision was made in consultation and collaboration with local health authorities in Delhi and the Badminton World Federation. All attempts were made by organisers to…

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BOC Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, among first to complete BWF Coach Education Level 3 Course

Pictured: Robbie Thackham (bottom right) joins fellow coached for virtual graduation Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, was among the group of graduates who recently completed the pilot of the Coach Education Level 3 Course. He joined other coaches from Europe and Asia to attend the BWF’s first “virtual graduation” activities, recognising the…

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