• 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.
  • Bringing sexy to badminton

    Singapore: Badminton's bid to make women players wear skirts may have been ill-advised, but the sport is again seeking a "sexy" new image to bring in fans and revenue.

    Even in China, where badminton has mass participation and world-beating stars, its visibility dims in the glare of more glamorous rivals like NBA basketball, football and tennis.The proposal to have all women's shuttlers wear skirts similar to what Wang Shixian was wearing has been axed in 2012.

    The proposal to have all women's shuttlers wear skirts similar to what Wang Shixian was wearing has been axed in 2012.

  • Japan bidding to host 2019 BWF World Championships

    Tokyo: Japan unveiled its bid for the 2019 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships as the world's top players continue the countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.Kento Momota will only be 26 years old when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arrive.

    Kento Momota will only be 26 years old when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arrive.

  • 2020 Olympic badminton venue moves to Chofu

    Tokyo: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has reached an agreement with Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to move the badminton venue from the center of Tokyo to a new location.Badminton venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    Badminton venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

  • Thumbs up to BWF's effort to curb match throwing

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest World Ranking System regulations updated by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on June 1,2015, BWF has stepped up their effort to curb match-fixing related to players withdrawal during a tournament.Good move by Badminton World Federation in preventing match-fixing

    Good move by Badminton World Federation in preventing match-fixing

  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen: Let more badminton players become millionaires

    Dongguan: World badminton chief said on Thursday that he would try to promote the sport to the world's top 10 and help more players become millionaires.Agreed with Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, becoming rich and famous are going to get a lot of attentions.

    Agreed with Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, becoming rich and famous are going to get a lot of attentions.

  • BWF rule out Lee Chong Wei World Championships wildcard

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) has ruled out awarding the 2015 World Championships wild card to Lee Chong Wei.Really hope to see Lee Chong Wei play at the Jakarta World Championships

    Really hope to see Lee Chong Wei play at the Jakarta World Championships

  • BAM make World Championships wildcard request for Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria has confirmed on Tuesday that BAM have requested Badminton World Federation (BWF) to grant Lee Chong Wei a wildcard so that Lee could compete in the 2015 World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia from Aug 10 to 16.Lee Chong Wei attends a signing ceremony between BAM and XOX mobile on Tuesday. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei attends a signing ceremony between BAM and XOX mobile on Tuesday. (photo: Bernama)

  • World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

    Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

    PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

  • BWF: Eight-Month sanction for Lee Chong Wei ends on 30 April, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has finally made its verdict regarding Lee Chong Wei's doping incident on Monday, with a statement posted on it's official web site that said: "Malaysian player, Lee Chong Wei, has received an eight-month sanction for an anti-doping regulation violation."Lee Chong Wei attending a press conference with Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (middle front) on Monday. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei attending a press conference with Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (middle front) on Monday. (photo: Reuters)

  • BAM asks BWF about Lee Chong Wei's hearing result

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has contacted the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to obtain the result on Datuk Lee Chong Wei's doping case before the three-week period as stipulated.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck!

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck!

  • Lee Chong Wei aiming for possible SEA Games return

    Kuala Lumpur: Former Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident he will be cleared from a failed dope test and will find a place in the Malaysian squad for the Southeast Asian Games in June.

    The twice Olympic silver medallist is provisionally banned and awaiting a verdict from Badminton World Federation (BWF) after testing positive for the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone during the world championships in August.Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) taking a selfie with a fan (photo: Reuters)

    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) taking a selfie with a fan (photo: Reuters)

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