Badminton World Federation
Coordinates: 3 ° 3 ′ 13.4 ″ N , 101 ° 41 ′ 36.8 ″ E
|Badminton World Federation|
Logo since 2012
|Place of foundation||London|
|president||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen|
|Members||198 (193 national associations, 5 continental associations)|
|Association headquarters||Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia|
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the world association in the sport of badminton .
The association was founded as the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in 1934 by Denmark , England , France , Ireland , Canada , the Netherlands , New Zealand , Scotland and Wales . It emerged from the Badminton Association , which was formed in 1893 . The headquarters has been in Kuala Lumpur since October 1, 2005 , previously it was in Cheltenham . On September 24, 2006 it was renamed Badminton World Federation . BWF is used as an abbreviation . On June 15, 2007, the new BWF logo was presented as part of the Sudirman Cup held in Glasgow . The logo was submitted as part of a competition that ran from November 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007. The Indonesian Aboeb Luthfy won the competition with his proposal.
|Africa||Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA)||42 (1)|
|America||Badminton Pan Am (BPA)||34 (3)|
|Asia||Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)||43|
|Europe||Badminton Europe (BE)||53 (1)|
|Oceania||Badminton Oceania (BO)||14 (2)|
|Total (as of August 2019)||191 (7)|
The Badminton World Federation has training centers in:
Different priorities are set at the training centers. Saarbrücken is listed as a “Performance Center”, while the other two locations are run as a so-called “Development Center”.
The vision for the centers is: "To be centers of excellence in the development and improvement of badminton using professional and scientific training programs for talented athletes / players to achieve Olympic standards, and to improve the standard of coaches."
The BWF regularly organizes the following international tournaments:
- Individual World Championships (annually)
- Junior World Championships (annually since 2007)
- Olympic Games in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee
- Sudirman Cup (mixed team world championships (whenever the year-end number is odd))
- Thomas Cup (men's team world championships (whenever the year-end number is even))
- Uber Cup (women's team championships (whenever the year-end number is even))
|No.||Term of office||Surname||nationality|
|1||1934 - 1955||George Alan Thomas||United Kingdom|
|2||1955 - 1957||John Plunkett Dillon||Ireland|
|3||1957 - 1959||R. Bruce Hay||United Kingdom|
|4th||1959 - 1961||ACJ van Vossen||Netherlands|
|5||1961 - 1963||John DM McCallum||Ireland|
|6th||1963 - 1965||Nils Peder Kristensen||Denmark|
|7th||1965 - 1969||David L. Bloomer||United Kingdom|
|8th||1969 - 1971||Humphrey Farwell Chilton||United Kingdom|
|9||1971 - 1974||Ferry A. Sonneville||Indonesia|
|10||1974 - 1976||Stuart Wyatt||United Kingdom|
|11||1976 - 1981||Stellan Mohlin||Sweden|
|12||1981 - 1984||Craig Reedie||United Kingdom|
|13||1984 - 1986||Poul-Erik Nielsen||Denmark|
|14th||1986 - 1990||Ian D. Palmer||New Zealand|
|15th||1990 - 1993||Arthur E. Jones||United Kingdom|
|16||1993 - 2001||Lu Shengrong||People's Republic of China|
|17th||2001 - 2005||Korn Dabbaransi||Thailand|
|18th||2005 - 2013||Kang Young-joong||South Korea|
|19th||2013 -||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||Denmark|
The BWF awards the following honors:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Hall of Fame
- The recipient must have been active in sports or administration in a special way for the badminton sport, but should generally not have been active for at least 5 years.
- Awarded by the board, is a replica of the Herbert Scheele Trophy
- Distinguished Service Award
- Awarded by the board on behalf of the members of the BWF in recognition of long and / or remarkable services to the badminton sport worldwide. The honor consists of the certificate and a mark for the jacket turn-up,
- Active members of the board cannot be nominated. The merits should be exceptional and go beyond just performing tasks or participating in competitions and winning prizes. 75 of these certificates are awarded annually
- Meritorious Service Award
- Awarded by the President of the BWF in recognition of long and honorable services to badminton.
- The award consists of a certificate and a mark for the jacket cuff. The member associations have the right to propose. If the arbitrators are internationally recognized, the technical committee has the right to propose. Active board members cannot be proposed.
- The number of these awards available to the member associations depends on the number of members in the association.
- Certificate of Commendation
- This certificate is awarded to external organizations, including business organizations, that have made significant contributions to the sport of badminton for at least three years. Badminton clubs and other sports organizations such as the National Olympic Committees are not eligible for this honor.
- Eddy Choong Player of the Year Award (until 2007)
- The BWF Board of Directors annually honors a player or a pair who have achieved excellent results in international badminton between January 1st and December 31st.
- The right to nominate lies with the member associations and also with the members of the board. However, no member association should make more than one nomination per year.
- Male and Female Player of the Year (since 2008)
- Eddie Choong Most Promising Player of the Year (since 2008)
- Women in Badminton Award
- President's Award
- Awarded by the President of the World Federation for special services to badminton. Is a brand for the jacket turn-up.
- Certificate of Honor
- Awarded to the former president of the world association by the respective successor.
9 members: Denmark , England , France , Ireland , Canada , Netherlands , New Zealand , Scotland , Wales
10 members: Admission from India
11 members: admission from Australia
13 members: Admission from Malaya and Sweden
14 members: admission of the USA
15 members: admission of Mexico and Norway ; Exit of the Netherlands
16 members: Admission from South Africa
15 members: Association inactivity due to World War II ; Exit from Mexico
15 members: resumption of activity
16 members: Admission of Northern Rhodesia
18 members: admission from Belgium , Hong Kong , Philippines ; Associate Members: Iceland , Isle of Man, Wales (demoted to Associate Member)
19 members: Admission from Thailand
21 members: Admission from Burma , Japan ; Wales resumption ; Exit of Northern Rhodesia by joining South Africa
27 members: Admission of Ceylon , Germany , Indonesia , Nepal , Pakistan ; Resumption of the Netherlands
31 members: Admission from Finland , Jamaica , Malta and Switzerland
32 members: admission of Portugal
34 members: admission of Austria and Taiwan
37 members: Admission from North Borneo , Sarawak and the GDR
38 members: admission of Cambodia
41 members: admission of Kenya , Uganda and Venezuela ; Associate Members: Falkland Islands, Iceland , Kuwait, Mexico , Trinidad
42 members: Admission from Italy
45 members: admission of Bermuda and South Korea ; Recovery from Mexico
46 members: Admission of Tanganyika
46 members: admission of Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam ; Leakage of Sarawak by following Malaya and renaming of Malaya in Malaysia, grading from Bermuda to associated member, renaming North Borneo in Sabah
46 members: admission of Suriname ; Sabah leaves by joining Malaysia
46 members: admission of Peru and Singapore ; Italy and Venezuela leave
47 members: Admission of the ČSSR
48 members: Admission from Iceland
46 members: Tanganyika and Vietnam leave
50 members: Admission of Zambia and Hungary , resumption of Tanganyika and Vietnam
- Australia , Belgium , Burma , ČSSR , Denmark , FRG , GDR , England , Finland , France , Guyana, Hong Kong , India , Indonesia , Ireland , Iceland , Jamaica , Japan , Cambodia , Canada , KDVR, Kenya , Malaysia , Mexico , Nepal , New Zealand , Netherlands , Nigeria, Norway , Austria , Pakistan , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Zambia , Scotland , Sweden , Switzerland , Singapore , Sri Lanka , South Africa , South Korea , Suriname , Taiwan , Tanzania, Thailand , Trinidad and Tobago , USSR (1975), Hungary , USA , Wales
- Associate members: Aruba, Bermuda , Curaçao, Laos , Malawi, Malta , Mauritius , Slovenia , Venezuela
164 members including 5 continental associations
198 members including 5 continental associations and 7 associated members
- Afghanistan , Egypt, Albania , Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Argentina, Armenia , Aruba, Azerbaijan , Ethiopia, Australia , Bahrain, Bangladesh , Barbados, Belgium , Benin, Bermuda , Bhutan , Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria , Burkina Faso (2016), Burundi, Cayman Islands, Chile, China (1981), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Denmark , Germany , Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ivory Coast, England , Eritrea, Estonia , Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands (1982), Fiji, Finland , French Guiana (associated), French Polynesia , France , Georgia , Ghana (1976), Gibraltar , Grenada, Greece , Greenland , Guadeloupe (associated), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti , Honduras, Hong Kong , India , Indonesia , Iraq, Iran, Ireland , Iceland , Isle of Man (associated), Israel , Italy (~ 1977 new entry), Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kenya , Kyrgyzstan tan, Kiribati, Colombia, Congo, DR Congo, Kosovo, Croatia (1992), Cuba, Kuwait, Laos , Lesotho, Latvia , Lebanon, Liechtenstein , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia , Maldives, Malta , Morocco (1992), Martinique (associated), Mauritania, Mauritius , Macedonia , Mexico , Moldova , Monaco , Mongolia, Montenegro , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia, Nauru, Nepal , New Caledonia (associated), New Zealand , Netherlands , Niger, Nigeria, North Korea , Northern Mariana Islands (associated), Norfolk Islands , Norway , Austria , East Timor (2003), Pakistan , Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Puerto Rico, Réunion (associated), Romania , Russia , Zambia , Samoa, Scotland , Saudi Arabia (2017), Sweden , Switzerland , Serbia , Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Singapore , Slovakia (1993), Slovenia , Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain (~ 1986), Sri Lanka , St . Helena, St. Lucia, Sudan, South Africa , South Korea , Suriname , Swaziland , Syria, Tajikistan , Taiwan , Tanzania, Thailand , Togo, Trinidad and Tobago , Czech Republic (1993), Turkey (1991), Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu (2007), Uganda , Ukraine , Hungary , Uruguay, USA , Uzbekistan , Venezuela , United Arab Emirates, Vietnam , Wales , Belarus , Central African Republic, Cyprus
- Gambia became the 195th member in July.
NOK without badminton association (non-members)
- US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Yemen, Cape Verde, Comoros, Liberia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau , Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, South Sudan, Chad, Vanuatu
- ^ Gambia Affiliated to Badminton World Federation. In: chronicle.gm. 2020, Retrieved July 17, 2020 (American English).