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  • 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...

  • India back into IOC

    India back into IOC

    The fear that Saina Nehwal and her compatriots might not be competing under their nation’s flag in Rio is gone. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) just lifted the ban which was pending over India. The...

  • New Olympic qualification rule for more nations to compete

    New Olympic qualification rule for more nations to compete

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that its council had decided to decrease the maximum number of players involved in the Olympic singles draws. As was the case for the doubles, only 2 single...

  • BWF gets award for promoting sports integrity

    BWF gets award for promoting sports integrity

    At a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, last Monday evening, Badminton World Federation (BWF) Secretary General Thomas Lund accepted the inaugural ICSS-Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Trophy for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Sport Integrity’ for BWF’s swift...

  • Wrestling out of the program; Badminton stays for 2020

    Wrestling out of the program; Badminton stays for 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) communicated on Tuesday, February 12th the list of the 25 sports that they will propose to stay in the program for the 2020 Games.  Badminton is within among sports, which...

  • IOC to vote on Olympic Sports for 2020 – Badminton in Danger?

    IOC to vote on Olympic Sports for 2020 – Badminton in Danger?

    The International Olympic Committee is set to take one sport out of the program for the 2020 Olympics, when it casts its vote on Tuesday. Some media – like the Herald Sun are hinting that...

  • Korean doubles players re-instated!

    Korean doubles players re-instated!

    The Korean women’s doubles players who were disqualified from the Olympic Games last summer and subsequently suspended from the Korean National Badminton Team have had their sentences commuted, clearing the way for them to return...

  • Korean Association recommends ending players’ suspension

    Korean Association recommends ending players’ suspension

    The Badminton Korea Association (BKA) has applied to the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) for a lifting of the suspension for the players who were sanctioned after the match-throwing scandal at the London Olympics. “We have...

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