BWF has rules and codes of conduct to regulate against doping, match manipulation / match fixing, illegal betting and corrupt behaviour in badminton.
It is the athletes, support personnel and administrators responsibility to know what these regulations are, the consequences if they breach the regulations. It is also important for you to share this information of good sporting values, of fair and honest play.
BWF Statutes – Chapter 3 – Ethics
Chapter 2 Ethics of the BWF Statutes contains the most important rules for athletes, support personnel and administrators in the sport related to anti-doping, anti-match fixing / match manipulations and ethics. The main regulations in this section are:
Section 2.2 – Code of Ethics
Section 2.1 – Codes of Conduct
- Section 2.2.4. Players Code of Conduct
- Section 2.2.6. Coaches and Educators Code of Conduct
Section 2.3. Anti-Doping Regulations
Section 2.4. Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results
The BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (2015) comply with the World Anti-Doping Code. The World Anti-Doping Code brings all world sports into line under the one common set of guidelines, obligations and policies including testing, education and results management procedures.
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 badminton
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 they take or any food supplements such as vitamins.
The BWF has a testing programme – both “in-competition” and “out-of-competition”. Players can be tested anywhere, anytime. There are severe consequences for players if a prohibited substance is reported in the sample they provide.
Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results
This Code of Conduct focuses on corrupt behaviour related to betting on badminton, best efforts, sharing and using ‘inside information’, offering, soliciting or accepting anything of value to alter the outcome of a match or part of a match. Each player, support personnel, staff of the BWF and Continental Confederations, technical officials and anyone participating, working, volunteering at a BWF sanctioned event is covered under these regulations.
There are severe consequences for people involved in unethical and corrupt behaviour related to the integrity of matches and competitions.