Anti-doping / anti-match fixing


BWF has regulations covering anti-doping, match fixing and illegal betting in badminton.

Anti-Doping Regulations

The BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (2015) comply with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The World Anti-Doping Code brings all world sports into line under the one common set of guidelines, obligations and policies including testing, education and results management procedures.


The BWF Anti-Doping Regulations apply to:

  • The BWF
  • Each Member Association – and their member clubs and associations
  • Each player or support personnel (coaches / trainers) in badminton


Under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, each player is responsible for what they eat, drink or consume. Players (badminton / para-badminton) are also responsible for any medications they take or any food supplements such as vitamins.

The BWF has a testing programme – both “in-competition” and “out-of-competition”. Players can be tested anywhere, anytime. There are severe consequences for players if a prohibited substance is reported in the sample they provide.

WADA has released the 2018 List of of Prohibited Substance and Methods ; along with, the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. This will come into force 1 January 2018.