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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...

  • Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth hosts bid for Sudirman

    Commonwealth Games hosts past and future have entered bids to host the 2017 Sudirman Cup, says a report released today by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).  Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland submitted...

  • WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    WORLDS – China to start with 18 seeds

    The seedings have been done for the 2014 Li-Ning BWF World Badminton Championships and China, the only team that will be fielding the maximum 20 entries, has all but two of these among the seeds. ...

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    Editorial – Not the change we need

    When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) proposed three new scoring systems, Badzine voters voted all three down in resounding fashion.  Now the world body’s next step is to take a fourth option, very similar to...

  • No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    No global coverage for scoring system trial?

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released a list of tournaments that will be testing the 5×11-point scoring system and one thing that stands out is that only one Grand Prix event, the 2014 Dutch Open...

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