Announcement

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Playbook V2 – Athletes and Officials

Further to our Memo of 22 April (linked here), please find enclosed some more updates on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Please make sure you forward this internally to your Tokyo 2020 team manager.


  1. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Web Page

We have published a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games page (linked here). This page provides information on guidelines and rules related to your participation at the Olympic Games.

For Olympic Games qualification regulations, see Section 5.4.1 of the BWF Statutes (linked here) – see 5.4.1.1, 5.4.1.2 and 5.4.1.3 on qualification.


  1. Playbook for Athletes and Officials Version 2 Available

Tokyo 2020 organisers, the IOC and IPC have published The Playbooks – a guide to a safe and successful Games (linked here). Updated versions are available this week.

Version 2 of the PLAYBOOK for ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS was released yesterday.

Health and Safety – this is a key priority for athletes, team members, the workforce and volunteers.

Covid-19 Protocols – in all Olympic venues, hotels, transport. A Games participant ‘bubble’.

Be Prepared – know and follow the protocols / read the Playbooks.

Athletes and Officials going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games must be familiar with all the protocols in the Playbooks and follow these for the period of their stay in Tokyo.


  1. Period of Stay for NOCs – Arrival and Departure – Badminton

Please find attached the Period of Stay Guidelines for NOCs / Sports. Some of the basic information for badminton players is below.

  • Badminton competition – 24 July – 2 August 2021
  • Training for Badminton – starts from 17 July – 5 days before competition.
  • Arrival – generally the guidelines state that arrivals are 5 days before the start of the your competition – however there are reasons to arrive earlier by 2 days.
    • Participants may however arrive one day earlier (travel day) than training starts to ensure 5 full training days.
    • Participants arriving from time zones of 6+ hour time or temperature and humidity difference may request an additional acclimatization day. There will be no additional exceptions for time zone or acclimatization
  • Departure – 48 hours after athletes last event or elimination from competition.
  • Exemption – NOCs can ask for exemptions for badminton athletes to stay on after they are knocked out so they can act as training / sparring partners for other badminton players from that NOC who are still competing and until they are knocked out.

Please contact your NOC to confirm the information and to make sure they are aware that your NOC is aware they can ask for exemptions or players to stay longer after being knocked out, to provide training / sparring.


  1. Contact

Please contact Chris Trenholme [email protected] BWF Senior Technical Events Manager, if you have any questions related to the enclosed.