Overnight BWF Secretary Thomas Lund provided an update to the Olympic and Paralympic qualifying regulations. The update comes after the announcement last week of a revamped tournament calendar for the 2020 year. About the outcome of the new regulations Lund said:
“We feel this is a fair solution for all athletes and it will be our first and main priority to conduct these tournaments as part of badminton and Para badminton’s adjusted return in the wake of COVID-19.
“Although we aim to resume international tournaments towards the end of 2020, we have chosen to resume the Olympic and Paralympic qualification process only in 2021 to ensure that travel restrictions and other related impacts of COVID-19 are limited.”
Badminton Australia’s General Manager of Sport Operations said “No doubt this news will be welcomed by any athletes who have had their Olympic campaigns halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new regulations will provide clarity for players and give them a chance to start adjusting their tournament plans accordingly.”
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