Towards Tokyo 2020

BWF Para-Badminton Update

The process for finalising the sports programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been communicated by the IPC.

Key Timeframes:

  • 10 February 2017 – BWF makes a proposal to the IPC
  • March – May 2017 – the proposal is discussed between the BWF and the IPC
  • June - July 2017 – the programme for badminton is agreed between the BWF / IPC
  • July – August – IPC finalises the complete sports programme
  • 4 September 2017 – IPC announces the sports programme for Tokyo 2020
  • January 2018 – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification Guide is published

Female Participation Grants

BWF support grants for new female players to attend International events was circulated to all Member Associations. Apply before 30th June 2017 via your national federation.


European Paralympic Committee

BEC is officially a member of the European Paralympic Committee (EPC) from 17th June 2017. BEC was accepted unanimously by the delegates at the 12th European Paralympic Committee General Assembly in Katowice, Poland.

To read the article about this historical event, click here.

To visit the European Paralympic Committee website, click here.

To read the article by the EPC on the 12th General Assembly, click here.


To follow the activities and progress of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, click on the relevant links below:


Paralympic Movement at a Glance by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)