Anti-Doping Regulations

The BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (effective 1 January 2021) comply with the World Anti-Doping Code (2021). This Code brings all sports into line under the one common set of rules and international standards.

The BWF Anti-Doping Regulations apply to:

  • The BWF;
  • Each Member Association – and their member clubs and associations;
  • Each player or support personnel (coaches / trainers) in badminton;
  • Administrators, technical officials and all personnel participating in BWF sanctioned tournaments.


Under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, each player is responsible for what they eat, drink or consume. Players (badminton / Para badminton) are also responsible for any medications and any food supplements they take.

The BWF has a testing programme – both “in-competition” and “out-of-competition” to monitor players. Players can be tested anywhere, anytime without notice.

There are severe consequences for players if a prohibited substance is reported in the sample they provide.