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BWF ‘drawing’ into the future with Chery

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 24, 2013: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday welcomed Chinese car company, Chery Automobile, as a partner and the “Official Car” for all BWF Major Events. The four-year contract – from 2013 to 2016 – was announced at a press conference at Putra Stadium for the signing

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Geraldine Brown gain record six seats on BWF Council

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 21, 2013: In a historic first, six women now sit on the Badminton World Federation Council, following elections last Saturday. This milestone equates to 23 per cent of the 26-seat Council being comprised of women, surpassing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommendation of at least 20 per

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Chinese Players In spotlight on BWF Awards

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 19, 2013: China’s defence of the Li-Ning BWF Sudirman Cup began with a good omen on Saturday evening – three of their squad members copping the Male and Female Player of the Year awards for 2012. Fu Haifeng and Wang Yihan were the toast of the BWF

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BWF new Council elected for 2013-2017

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 18, 2013: The following persons have been elected to the Badminton World Federation Council for the next four years. The confederation Vice Presidents were elected by their respective confederations prior to today’s Annual General Meeting. Emma Mason was also selected as a Council Member by virtue of

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Poul-Erik of Denmark is the new President of BWF

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 18, 2013: Poul Erik, The 1996 Olymic Men’s Singles gold medallist defeated his lone rival, Dr. Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia, in this morning’s vote by the BWF membership at the Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hoyer Larsen polled 145 votes to Suhandinata’s 120. There was

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Badminton fraternity gathers for AGM/Member’s forum

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 17, 2013: The Badminton World Federation family today began proceedings towards its 74th Annual General Meeting tomorrow, with a well-attended Member’s Forum in Kuala Lumpur. Delegates from more than 150 of BWF’s 179 worldwide Member Associations are in the Malaysian capital for the week-long session which will

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BWF and IMG in Landmark Media-Rights deal

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 16, 2013: Badminton World Federation (BWF) and IMG Media – a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company – have agreed a four-year contract for the centralised media rights of the BWF Major Events, the BWF World Superseries and BWF Grand Prix Gold.

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Lin Dan accepts BWF wild card for World C’ships

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 09, 2013: The Four-time world champion, Lin Dan of China, will defend his title in August, compliments of a wild card from the Badminton World Federation. The BWF’s Committee of Management (COM) for the World Championships has voted unanimously to award the legendary Men’s Singles player a

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OSIM BWF World Superseries tour

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 6, 2013: Players will have two challenges per match when the new instant review system comes into effect on the OSIM BWF World Superseries tour at the Indonesia Open. Singles players or doubles pairs will be able to challenge line calls or umpire overrules of line calls.

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Reviews coming for BWF World Superseries

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, April 17, 2013: SUPERSERIES, Players at this year’s Indonesian Open will have an instant review system at their disposal for the first time in badminton history. Following a vote by the Badminton World Federation Council last week to amend regulations to permit the introduction of a challenge structure,