Global Development Projects


The BWF and SOI work in together with regional and national partners to deliver number of development and educational programmes.

Regional partnerships between BWF Continental Confederations and SOI Regional Programmes; and national partnerships between National Badminton Federations and National Special Olympics Programmes, ensure maximal impact and sustainability of all activities and projects.

2024 Special Olympics Badminton Coach Training in Hefei, China
BWF and Special Olympics Host First-Ever Federation-led Education and Competition Event
Special Olympic World Games 2027 in Santiago, Chile
BWF was invited to participate in the Special Olympics North America (SONA) Sport for Inclusion Business Meeting 2024, held in New Orleans (USA) from 20-24 February 2024.
No Hall, No Problem: Meet The Shuttle Time Tutor Firing Up Fiji at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
Badminton Unified Experience Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
BWF Global Ambassadors Peter Gade and Marc Zwiebler greeting participants during the Unified Sports Experience at Messe.
Special Olympics World Games Training Pledge Initiative since 2019
Shuttle Time Teachers training with Special Olympics Texas at San Antonio
Badminton PNG and Special Olympics PNG sign Memorandum of Understanding
AirBadminton Debuts at the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando from 4-8 June 2022.
BWF 83rd AGM 2022 - Special Olympics Thailand & Badminton Association of Thailand signed the Special Olympics World Games Training Pledge
BWF 1st edition Member Association Award 2022 - Inclusion Winner 🏆 UAE Badminton Federation & Special Olympics UAE
BWF 10th Members' Forum 2022 - Maggie Brennan Special Olympics International - Manager Sport Development as a guest panelist (second from right)
Special Olympics United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UAE Badminton Committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pledging to provide training support for Special Olympics UAE badminton players competing at the 2023 World Games in Berlin, Germany on 21 November 2021.
With support from Badminton World Federation (BWF) and AirBadminton Dubai, 26 Special Olympics United Arab Emirates (UAE) athletes showcased their talents at Expo 2020 Dubai on 8 October 2021.
Big smiles from all the players, parents & coaches from the Badminton Camp & Tournament in Norway.
Special Olympics UAE and the Arab Badminton Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership to develop badminton across Special Olympic competitions.
Badminton Pan Am Confederation, in collaboration with National Badminton Federation of Guatemala, introduced AirBadminton to the region via an official launch with youth from Special Olympics Guatemala.
Throwback to the SOWG 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
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The growing stature of badminton in the African continent was underlined by the announcement of Badminton South Africa’s partnership with Special Olympics South Africa.
Shuttle Time activities in Guam delivered by Guam National Badminton Federation with the Special Olympic Guam.
Regional Shuttle Time Training in Singapore delivered by BWF with Special Olympic Asia Pacific.
Shuttle Time Teacher Training Workshop in Fiji delivered by Badminton Oceania with Special Olympics Asia Pacific & Special Olympic Fiji.
MOU between Special Olympic Asia Pacific, Badminton Oceania Confederation and Badminton Asia signed during the BWF AGM in Nanning.
Shuttle Time Coaches’ Workshop in Arizona delivered by BWF for Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA).
The 9th Special Olympic National Games in Brunei with the introduction of Shuttle Time by Brunei Darussalam Badminton Federation to Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) and Special Education Unit Ministry of Education.