Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Postponed

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT The International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Organising Committee and Japan Government today confirmed that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. IOC President Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed the decision after conference call among leaders on Tuesday. A joint IOC-Tokyo Organising Committee statement…

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – Postponed

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons welcomed yesterday’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed the postponement of the the Olympic Games decision after conference call among leaders on Tuesday. Parsons said in a statement: “Postponing the Tokyo…

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Recovering from injury and adapting during this ‘disheartening time’ – Australia’s Setyana Mapasa

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa, Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo As the world copes with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, athletes across the globe are learning to cope with the new, unforeseen circumstances which will shape their future careers. The International Olympic Committee has yet to make a decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following their official…

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Whirlwind journey for New Zealand’s Olympic hopefuls as COVID-19 halts tour of Europe

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Luis Veniegra Photography Last month, New Zealand trio Abhinav Manota, Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak enjoyed shared success at the VICTOR Oceania Championships as Manota took home two individual Gold medals in the men’s singles and doubles (alongside Leydon-Davis), while all three took home a…

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IOC issues communique on Tokyo 2020

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT The International Olympic Committee (IOC), while continuing its consultations with stakeholders of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has issued a communique on the principles established by the IOC Executive Board, together with their implementation in cooperation with all the stakeholders concerned. Badminton World Federation is fully supportive of all the positions stated in…

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Oceania Masters in Paradise Postponed

In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and recent ‘Pandemic’ prescribed by the World Health Organisation, Badminton Oceania and Badminton Cook Islands have decided to postpone the international sporting event; Oceania Masters in Paradise – 21-26 June in Rarotonga, Cook Islands “Whilst this is a disappointing decision to make; it is not a difficult one…

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Significant implications for Oceania Para players following cancellation of the Spanish Para Badminton International 2020

Pictured: Corrie Keith Robinson, New Zealand. Photo credit: Badminton Photo On Saturday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed the cancellation of the Spanish Para Badminton International 2020. Four players from Australia and New Zealand had entered the event: Corrie Keith Robinson (NZL) Kim Duong (AUS) Celine Vinot (AUS) Hayden Bognar (AUS) Despite trying to ensure…

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BWF media statement on COVID-19

BWF PRESS RELEASE BWF has published a series of Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and the different impacts this has on various groups within the badminton community. It includes implications for players and teams related to regulations, entries and withdrawals, rankings and financial reimbursement if a tournament is postponed or cancelled. COVID-19: Important Information…

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Seven Para badminton players from Oceania reaping the benefits from the BWF Female Participation Grant

Pictured: Carrie Wilson, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Ballarat Badminton In 2020, over 70 applications were received from more than 30 countries worldwide as female athletes were encouraged to apply for financial support to attend and be Internationally Classified at a number of BWF sanctioned International tournaments in 2020. Seven female Para badminton players from Oceania…

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