Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

BWF News

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus and its impact on international badminton and Para badminton competitions. We understand that several countries have implemented entry restrictions for individuals from China and foreign nationals who have recently visited China. Additionally, numerous airlines have suspended services to and from China.

These circumstances present various challenges, and the BWF is actively examining the implications of these travel restrictions. It is possible that players and officials from China may face difficulties participating in certain BWF-sanctioned tournaments. However, we want to emphasize that the BWF will not restrict the participation of Chinese players and officials, or any other individuals, in international badminton and Para badminton tournaments.

Chinese athletes are welcome to attend events, and we trust that tournament hosts will provide full assistance and treat all athletes from all Member Associations (MAs) equally. To ensure the safety of all participants, we have requested MAs and hosts to contact their national health authorities and seek advice on prevention and necessary actions should an incident occur. We acknowledge that each Member Association’s national health authority may have its own rules and procedures that vary from region to region.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF World Championships: Inspiring a New Generation of Badminton Players

Given the evolving nature of the situation, it is crucial for us to collaborate closely with key stakeholders such as the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA), all Member Associations, tournament hosts, as well as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to establish global and regional measures. We will communicate a set of common-sense measures endorsed by the IOC that tournament hosts can implement to ensure the safety and well-being of participants at their events.

In the meantime, all regular tournament conventions and etiquette, such as the coin toss, shaking of hands, and medal ceremonies, will continue to apply at badminton events.

The BWF is carefully evaluating all relevant health, safety, and logistical risks, and we will provide updates to the entire badminton community regarding any further developments related to the coronavirus.

For more information, please refer to the BWF Statement on the Postponement of Lingshui China Masters 2020.

FAQs

  1. Are Chinese players allowed to participate in BWF-sanctioned tournaments?

    • Yes, Chinese players are welcome to participate in BWF-sanctioned tournaments. The BWF is not restricting their participation, and we trust that tournament hosts will provide equal assistance to athletes from all Member Associations.
  2. What precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of participants?

    • The BWF is working closely with key stakeholders, including the Chinese Badminton Association, Member Associations, tournament hosts, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Paralympic Committee, to establish global and regional measures. We will communicate a set of common-sense measures endorsed by the IOC that tournament hosts can implement to prioritize the safety and well-being of participants.
  3. How is the BWF addressing the evolving nature of the coronavirus situation?

    • The BWF is actively monitoring the situation and evaluating all relevant health, safety, and logistical risks. We are committed to providing timely updates to the entire badminton community regarding any further developments related to the coronavirus.
Tham Khảo Thêm:  News | BWF World Tour

Conclusion

The BWF remains dedicated to ensuring the safety and inclusivity of international badminton and Para badminton tournaments amidst the challenges posed by the coronavirus. We are diligently working with various stakeholders to establish measures that prioritize the well-being of all participants. Rest assured, Chinese players are welcome to participate, and we will continue to provide updates on this evolving situation. For more information, visit Carnegiecentre.