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Persson banned from badminton for 18 months
Date: 3/21/2019 10:24 AM
Published by : Press Release BWF
BWF statement on suspended badminton player, Mr. Joachim Persson:

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Ethics Hearing Panel has found the Danish badminton player, Mr. Joachim Persson, guilty of four violations of the Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results. 
 
The four violations relate to failing to disclose details of an approach, not cooperating fully with investigations conducted by the BWF and not fully disclosing information to the BWF following a formal request to do so.
 
BWF duly notes the reasoned decision of the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel and its findings against Mr. Joachim Persson (see the reasoned decision linked here, dated 18 March 2019).
 
BWF confirms the decision by the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel that Mr. Joachim Persson is suspended from all competitive tournaments for 18 months, and is banned from performing any function in badminton also for a period of 18 months. 
 
He has also been ordered to pay costs of US$4,500.
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