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  • 2017 Worlds headed for the ends of the Earth

    2017 Worlds headed for the ends of the Earth

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the hosts of the 2017 Sudirman Cup and BWF World Championships as Gold Coast and Glasgow, respectively.  The announcements came after a BWF Council meeting this week in...

  • Lee Chong Wei hit with BWF provisional suspension

    Lee Chong Wei hit with BWF provisional suspension

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced in a press release today that it had slapped men’s singles world #1 Lee Chong Wei with a provisional suspension due to the ‘Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample...

  • Lee Chong Wei suspended; B sample positive

    Lee Chong Wei suspended; B sample positive

    Malaysian daily The Star reported on Saturday that star player Lee Chong Wei had been suspended by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after his B sample tested positive for dexamethasone. His suspension is temporary...

  • BWF President wants changes to IOC voting

    BWF President wants changes to IOC voting

    Not even a year after he was elected as an IOC Council Member, Denmark’s Poul-Erik Hoyer voiced an idea which could revolutionize the institution. In an interview given to the online portal insidethegames.biz, the BWF...

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    Vittinghus and Astrup report match-fixing attempts

    Denmark’s Hans Kristian Vittinghus (pictured left)  and Kim Astrup (pictured right) were both approached during the Japan Open this year to bet on their own matches and win €2,500 to 3,000 by changing the outcome...

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    Opinion – 11 points, from the eyes of the athletes

    As tournaments on both ends of the earth have now experimented with the BWF’s newly proposed scoring system, we hear from players and coaches who have played under it in two tournaments in September. By...

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    Badminton to feature in 2020 Paralympics

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that Para-Badminton had been approved to feature in the Paralympic Games for the first time in history in Tokyo 2020.  The announcement came after the International Paralympic Committee...

  • World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    World Championships down to 2 title defenders

    The number of title defenses that will be mounted at next week’s BWF World Badminton Championships is down to two, following the withdrawal of 2013 men’s doubles champions Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan.  The BWF...

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