• How Tai Tzu-Ying stands on top of the world

    Taiwan: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan who won her fifth straight Super Series titles at the OUE Singapore Open on Sunday by beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain, has received a lot of media attention ever since she became the first Taiwanese shuttler to claim the women’s singles number one spot in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on December 1st, 2016.Tai Tzu-Ying is considered as one of the "Pride of Taiwan". (photo: AFP)

    Tai Tzu-Ying is considered as one of the "Pride of Taiwan". (photo: AFP)

  • BWF to increase prize money in new tournament structure

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled on Sunday that the organization will launch a new tournament structure which feature six different levels with estimated of 37 total tournaments.BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen works very hard to boost the popularity of badminton. (photo: BWF)

    BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen works very hard to boost the popularity of badminton. (photo: BWF)

  • Bangkok to host 2018 Thomas/Uber Cup Finals, Nanjing & Basel awarded 2018, 2019 World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: Although Bangkok submitted the bidding application only four weeks ago to apply for the right to host the 2018 Thomas and Uber Cup finals, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has granted Bangkok the privilege of hosting the world's biggest and most prestigious badminton team events in 2018.Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen takes picture with representatives from the Nanning team including the Chinese badminton legend Zhao Jianhua (2nd from right). (photo: AFP)

    Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen takes picture with representatives from the Nanning team including the Chinese badminton legend Zhao Jianhua (2nd from right). (photo: AFP)

  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen re-elected Badminton World Federation (BWF) President

    Kuala Lumpur: The 1996 Summer Olympics men's singles gold medalist, Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen of Denmark was re-elected last Friday to a second four-year term as President of Badminton World Federation (BWF).Congratulations to Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen on his re-election as President of BWF. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen on his re-election as President of BWF. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei named top seed at All England, could meet Chen Long in semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced full list of seeds for the 2017 All England tournament that will be held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England from March 7-12.Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

    Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

  • Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

    Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh Jin Wei crashes out of BWF World Junior Championships

    Bilbao: Goh Jin Wei, the No. 1 seed and defending champion was sent crashing out of the 2016 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Junior Championships on Thursday after she was defeated by unseeded Japanese player Natsuki Oie in the 5th round of the girls' singles category.Just want to let Goh Jin Wei know that it is OK to lose sometimes. (photo: BWF)

    Just want to let Goh Jin Wei know that it is OK to lose sometimes. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from China Open

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia would not play in the China Open that will be held from Nov 15 to Nov 20 in Fuzhou, China.Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

  • China's richest man signs landmark partnership with BWF

    Beijing: China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint.Wang Jianlin is the richest man in China.

    Wang Jianlin is the richest man in China.

  • Tang Yuanting temporarily retired to avoid BWF fine

    Beijing: When Badminton World Federation (BWF) broke the news about the retirement of 7 Chinese players on Tuesday, the badminton community around the world was definitely saddened by the news especially these great players have brought so many wonderful memories to the sport of badminton.Tang Yuanting is actually taking a rest from badminton. (photo: AP)

    Tang Yuanting is actually taking a rest from badminton. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 under the 11-point system

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) have given serious consideration for implementing the 11 X 5 scoring system recently. BWF is experimenting the new scoring system on selected tournament from September 2016 through to 31 December 2017.  Analysis from these tournaments played will be considered by BWF Council at its Annual General Meeting in May 2018.Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

    Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

  • BAM prefers the 21x3 scoring system

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) voiced his opinion that he would like the 21-point scoring system to stay, because he said the existing system was more balanced compared to the 11x5 point system proposed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).BWF should not keep changing the badminton scoring system, instead, they should increase the total prize money available for badminton tournament.

    BWF should not keep changing the badminton scoring system, instead, they should increase the total prize money available for badminton tournament.

  • Olympic Games Badminton drawing set to be held on Tuesday

    Rio de Janeiro: The Final Draw for the 2016 Olympic Badminton Tournament will take place on July 26, from 11 am to 1 pm (Rio time) at the badminton Olympic venue, Riocentro – Pavilion 4 (Barra Zone).The draw for the 2016 Olympic Singles Knock - out stage. (photo: BWF)

    The draw for the 2016 Olympic Singles Knock - out stage. (photo: BWF)


  • Ratchanok Intanon cleared to play in Olympics

    Bangkok: Thailand's badminton star Ratchanok Intanon has been cleared to return to badminton after charges of failed drug test were dropped by a Badminton World Federation (BWF) Hearing Panel on Monday.Ratchanok Intanon cries during the press conference. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon cries during the press conference. (photo: GettyImages)

  • BWF plans to launch beach Badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton’s governing body said on Thursday (July 14) that it is considering staging beach events and also a push into e-gaming as it seeks to expand the sport’s appeal to a new generation.

    “Badminton must be a part of these worlds in which there is huge potential for our sport to succeed,” the Badminton World Federation said in a statement after a meeting in Kunshan, China.

    The federation will study possible venues for outdoor tournaments, and particularly beach events, following a route already successfully taken by sports like volleyball and football.Beach Badminton could potentially spice up the sport.

    Beach Badminton could potentially spice up the sport.

  • Lee Chong Wei set fastest smash record at 408 km/h

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei topped the list for most powerful smash in any international badminton tournament since last September, with 408 kilometers per hour at the 2015 Hong Kong Open, which he won at the Coliseum in Hung Hom.A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • BWF: Lifetime bans for badminton match-fixers and illegal gamblers

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton bosses have brought in lifetime bans for match-fixers and illegal gamblers as part of a new charter said on Thursday which gives the body greater scope to root out corruption.Thomas Lund, secretary general of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) introduces lifetime bans warning in badminton betting crackdown.(photo: Getty Images)

    Thomas Lund, secretary general of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) introduces lifetime bans warning in badminton betting crackdown.(photo: Getty Images)

  • Yu Xiaohan provisionally suspended by BWF

    Kuala Lumpur: In a statement released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Monday, Chinese badminton player Yu Xiaohan has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body following allegation of doping violation.Hope everything turns out well for Yu Xiaohan (front left).

    Hope everything turns out well for Yu Xiaohan (front left).

  • Yu Xiaohan vs. diuretic furosemide

    Beijing: Drug abuse happens in all sports, and whether athletes use an illicit or controlled drug, they are at risk of facing suspension and being disqualified from the competition if tested positive for banned substances.Yu Xiaohan (left) and Ou Dongni win women's doubles title of the OUE Singapore Open on April 12, 2015.

    Yu Xiaohan (left) and Ou Dongni win women's doubles title of the OUE Singapore Open on April 12, 2015.

  • Chinese shuttler Yu Xiaohan tested positive for diuretic furosemide

    Beijing: According to Chinese media Xinhua news, the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) confirmed that Chinese shuttler Yu Xiaohan's had been tested positive for diuretic furosemide, and her women's doubles and mixed team silver medals won in the Gwangju Universiade in July had been revoked by Badminton World Federation (BWF).Yu Xiaohan is a very talented doubles player.

    Yu Xiaohan is a very talented doubles player.

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