The Badminton World Federation placed a limit of four terms on its president’s position during its virtual Annual General Meeting held in Copenhagen on Saturday.

The BWF membership also approved changes to the constitution ensuring “at least 30 per cent of each gender on council and among the representatives from each continental region.” The decision was in line with the recent directive of the International Olympic Committee to maintain gender equality in decision-making positions of its National Olympic Committees by 2020.

The BWF membership also passed proposals to include the Chair of the Para Badminton Athletes’ Commission in its council.

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“I want to congratulate the membership for passing the landmark vote to approve the constitutional change to ensure gender equality on the BWF council and for taking another…

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