Olympic Solidarity Programmes
Between Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) focus on developing sport, and Olympic Solidarity plays an important role in this.
Olympic Solidarity is the organisation responsible for distributing the share of television revenue from the Olympic Games that is allocated to NOCs. It assists NOCs and Continental Associations to develop sport through programmes which are based on specific development needs.
One of the areas most relevant to badminton is for Athletes:
a. Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Tokyo 2020”
- This programme will operate in the 2 years prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Dates to be announced)
- Information & application forms will be available from the relevant NOC.
b. Youth Olympic Games
- The programme provides Athlete Scholarships for young athletes who have the potential to qualify for and participate in the Youth Olympic Summer Games 2018.
- The programme is also for athletes identified by their NOC to benefit from the universality places.
- In this programme there are also Individual Training Grants available for young athletes focused on the preparation for the Youth Olympic Games.
- Information and application forms are available from the relevant NOC.
Contact: BWF Development Officer – Tracy Tan ([email protected])
BWF Continental Confederations Player Development Grant
The BWF constantly strives to create opportunities for badminton and Para badminton players from across the globe to fulfil their potential and compete at the highest level, particularly where access to resources may be limited. This includes ensuring high levels of gender equity and diversity, particularly at the continental and world level.
Existing programmes such as Shuttle Time and AirBadminton support the growth of badminton participation globally through various initiatives, but the BWF also boosts the development of talented athletes at national and regional levels through a variety of programmes and grants, including for Para Badminton, the BWF Female Participation Grant.
The BWF provides an annual Player Development Grant to each of the five Continental Confederations (CCs). This grant assists CCs to identify and support talented players from their region, and to provide the following types of support to aid in their development:
- Player training camps
- Scholarships for players to compete at international tournaments
- Education programmes for players
- Coach education and coach mentoring programmes
The goal is to provide equal access to training, competition and supplementary services for talented players from all regions, regardless of their ability to access financial resources nationally, and to assist these players to fulfil their playing potential at the international level.
- Badminton Africa Road to Tokyo Programme
- Badminton Asia Olympic Project
- Badminton Oceania 4-Tier Programme
- Badminton Europe Centre of Excellence
- Badminton Pan Am Player Development Camp
Contact: BWF Continental Confederation