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  • BWF STATEMENT ON SUSPENDED BADMINTON PLAYER MR. JOACHIM PERSSON


    03/21/19

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Ethics Hearing Panel has found Danish badminton player Mr. Joachim Persson guilty of four violations of the Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results.

    The four violations relate to failing to disclose details of an approach, not cooperating fully with investigations conducted by the BWF and not fully disclosing information to the BWF following a formal request to do so.

    BWF duly notes the reasoned decision of the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel and its findings against Mr. Joachim Persson (see the reasoned decision linked here, dated 18 March 2019).

    BWF confirms the decision by the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel that Mr. Joachim Persson is suspended from all competitive tournaments for 18 months, and is banned from performing any function in badminton also for a period of 18 months.

    He has also been ordered to pay costs of US$4,500.

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    ABOUT BWF

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body of the sport of badminton, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It was originally the International Badminton Federation (IBF) which was founded on 5 July, 1934, before being rechristened the Badminton World Federation in 2006.

    The purpose and objectives of BWF include regulating, promoting, developing and popularising the sport of badminton throughout the world and organising, conducting and presenting international events at the highest level.

    The BWF’s vision is to make badminton a leading global sport accessible to all – giving every child a chance to play for life. Its mission is to lead and inspire all stakeholders; to deliver entertainment through exciting events to drive fan experience; and to create innovative, impactful and sustainable development initiatives.

    BWF has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 191 Member Associations worldwide.

    Poul-Erik Høyer is the BWF President and Thomas Lund is the BWF Secretary General.

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