New WBF Anti-Doping Rules & Prohibited List

In accordance with the revised WADA World Anti-Doping Code which comes into force on 1st January 2021, the Management Committee unanimously approved new WBF Anti-Doping Rules, also to come into effect from January 1st 2021.

The WBF has also been informed that WADA has also published the new Prohibited List which contains several significant changes and which also comes into effect from 1st January 2021.

All NBOs should note these Rules and should ensure that participants in WBF Championships are aware of them and the requirement to abide by them.

Links to the documents concerned are:

Other documents and information relating to Anti-Doping, including the current (2020) Rules can be found by clicking here.

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กีฬาบริดจ์ถูกบรรจุในกีฬาเอเชี่ยนเกมส์ 2022

Great news!

It has been announced that Bridge is included in the 2022 Asian Olympic Games, to be held in Hangzhou, China, 10th to 25th September.

The Asian Olympic Games is the main continental sports event in Asia, celebrated every four years and Bridge was admitted for the first time in its history in the previous edition held in Giakarta, Indonesia in 2018.

This confirmation is extremely significant, meaning that Bridge is considered a true sport in line with as all the other sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, held in the same esteem as all other sports. Our athletes deserve now to enjoy this recognition alongside the other sports encompassed by these Games.

We are very pleased and proud and we would like to express our warmest gratitude to the Chinese Contract Bridge Association, its President and Officers, who worked with dedication and enthusiasm to achieve this new great goal for our beloved discipline.

Click here for the Official Website for the event

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WBF ยกเลิกการแข่งขัน World Bridge Championships 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 World Bridge Championships

It is with regret that the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships and the World Bridge Games, both to be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, respectively from 31st July to 9th August and from 21st August to 4th September have been cancelled.Both the events have been postponed to 2021, still to be hosted in Salsomaggiore Terme and retaining their names of 2020 Championships. The exact dates and the 2021 WBF Calendar of Events will be defined in due time.

The WBF apologises for any inconvenience caused in taking the decision to cancel and postpone the championships at this stage, but the priority of the WBF is the health and welfare of its National Bridge Organisations, registered members and people attending its event.
The WBF is grateful to the City of Salsomaggiore Terme and the Italian Bridge Federation for their cooperation and support and wishes to inform you that Salsomaggiore will refund the deposit already paid through ADAST for the hotel accommodation.
The WBF shares its concern and best wishes for players, officials, families and colleagues, and for everyone who has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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