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Dorsa Yavarivafa: A Refugee’s Journey of Olympic Dreams

In the world of sports, tales of determination and steadfast spirit often stand out as the most inspiring. Dorsa Yavarivafa’s journey from her birthplace in Iran to her dream of becoming a badminton champion is one such story. Born in Tehran, her life took an unexpected turn when, due to safety reasons, they were forced to flee the country. Her father, a semi-professional table tennis player who had introduced her to badminton at the age of nine, had to stay behind.

Reaching Out to Young Minds

The BWF Player Education – Dual Career initiative delivered from 25 September to 4 October 2023 during the BWF World Junior Championships in Spokane, offered three activities: information booth, focus group sessions and IOC Athlete365 Career+ Self Discovery workshop.

BWF World Coaching Conference 2023

The two-day BWF World Coaching Conference, held during the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023, was a platform for the expression of ideas and sharing of knowledge on various aspects of badminton, besides providing an opportunity to question long-held beliefs. Around 120 coaches from 44 Member Associations participated.

Sport Science Research Grant Projects

The Sport Science Research Grant Programme 2023/24 received 63 applications between 1 March and 1 May 2023, selected 17 projects across key research areas, including Badminton Performance, Physical Activity & Wellbeing, Injury Prevention & Medical, and Para badminton/Inclusive badminton.