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Dubai to host the BWF World Superseries Finals

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 02, 2014: In December, the world’s best badminton players will head to the season-ending BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals, as part of an exciting new multi-platform partnership signed between Dubai and the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Elite players such as Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), Chen Long (China), Jan

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BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals draws

New Delhi, Mar 30, 2014: Defending champions China looked the pick of their groups as the Li-Ning BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals draws unfolded today in New Delhi, India. In the Thomas Cup (the Men’s World Team Badminton Championships), China is bracketed alongside Chinese Taipei, France and Russia, making the nine-time

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BKA ‘negligent’ in players’ whereabouts violations

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 28, 2014: Badminton Korea Association (BKA) has been found negligent and fined USD $40,000 regarding the Whereabouts anti-doping violations for which players, Kim Ki Jung and Lee Yong Dae, were sanctioned earlier this year. A BWF Disciplinary Committee determined that BKA breached the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations – which BKA

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Suhandinata Cup draw

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 26, 2014: Defending Suhandinata Cup champions – Korea – will face off against Botswana, Mongolia and Singapore in the opening salvos of this year’s Junior Mixed Team Championship to be held next month in Alor Setar, Malaysia. Following the draw at Badminton World Federation’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today,

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Arab women to showcase BADMINTON talent

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 18, 2014: Badminton World Federation, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council and Peace and Sport, will stage the inaugural Peace and Sport Cup in Dubai next month, featuring a two-day competition for women from ten Arabic-speaking countries. Slated for 26-30 April, the event will see two badminton players and

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BWF’S Para-Badminton Goal

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 10, 2014: Pleased that para-badminton has progressed to the second stage of application for inclusion into the 2020 Paralympic Games, the Badminton World Federation has reiterated its commitment to athletes with impairments. Speaking at the BWF Council meeting in Birmingham, England, over the weekend, BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer lauded

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Equipment donation project launched by BWF

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24, 2014: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has become the first player to contribute to the new BWF Equipment Donation Project. The Men’s Singles superstar endorsed the Badminton World Federation (BWF) initiative, handing over some equipment to the world-governing organisation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently. His and other

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Poul-Erik Hoyer elected as new IOC member

Sochi – Russia, Feb 07, 2014: Badminton World Federation President Poul-Erik Høyer is the newest member of the International Olympic Committee – elected earlier this afternoon in Sochi, Russia. The 48-year-old Dane was the sole nominee for membership at the 126th Session of the IOC, being held on the eve of the

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MetLife BWF World Superseries

Malaysia, Feb 04, 2014: The opportunity to partner with a globally-recognized brand such as MetLife is ideal for growing badminton’s fan base internationally, specifically through the MetLife BWF World Superseries. Speaking as the rebranded Superseries touched down in Malaysia for the first time under the MetLife banner recently, BWF Secretary General Thomas

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‘WHEREABOUTS’ SANCTION FOR KOREANS

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28, 2014: Korean badminton players, Kim Ki Jung and Lee Yong Dae, have each received a one-year sanction for violating the requirements relating to filing whereabouts information and resulting missed tests under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (Section 2.4). Their period of ineligibility is from 23 January 2014 to midnight