BWF bans Russian badminton player Nikita Khakimov for 5 years

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has imposed a 5-year ban on Russian shuttler Nikita Khakimov for charges of “betting, wagering and irregular match results. Khakimov was part of the Russian men’s team that won the bronze medal at the 2020 European Team Championships.

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The 32-year-old Khakimov was found to breach BWF’s integrity regulations, including approaching a player and offering money to manipulate a match, betting on badminton games and deliberately destroying evidence of a corruption offence to conceal from the BWF.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen.

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