Postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

BWF announcements yesterday (see below), the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed with new dates yet to be announced.

BWF Media Statement

BWF has issued a media statement in relation to the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (linked here).

BWF stands in solidarity with the IOC and IPC in the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

BWF fully supports the decision made yesterday by IOC President Thomas Bach, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and the Tokyo Organising Committee (TOCOG) to “reschedule the Games to a date beyond 2020 but no later than summer 2021”.

Over recent months, BWF and the tournament hosts have realised how complex it is to balance the many necessary considerations with the needs and expectations of the whole badminton community, so BWF really appreciates how difficult this decision must have been for the IOC, IPC and TOCOG for such complex events.

Next Steps

We must now allow all parties to work towards good, sensible and thorough conclusions for the benefit of all involved.

BWF is currently reviewing the situation and awaiting further information from the IOC and IPC. The postponements have impacts for many in our global sporting community.

BWF will update the membership as soon as it becomes clear when the new dates are for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. See the Media Release for more on this.

FAQs – Frequently asked Questions and Answers

Please see list of FAQs on tournament participation and the Coronavirus / COVID-19 on the announcements page of the BWF website (linked here).