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Keen Tussle to Host 2014 – 2017 Cycle of BWF World Superseries

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Sept 28, 2012: Fourteen (14) Member Associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF) are vying to host events in the BWF World Superseries 2014-2017 tournament cycle; with China presenting two of total 15 bids. Three newcomers – Australia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand – are competing with the 11 BWF

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Disqualifications must ‘Serve as Lesson’

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Sept 20, 2012: LESSON, Badminton World Federation (BWF) has signalled strong support for investigations into the incidents leading to the disqualification of eight badminton players from the London Olympic Games. In correspondence to its entire membership, BWF President Dr. Kang Young Joong said: “BWF notes favourably, from media

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Teams Clamour to Compete in World Juniors

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Sept 16, 2012: Clamour, Entries for the prestigious Suhandinata Cup – the pinnacle of junior team badminton – have jumped from last year’s 22 nations to nearly match the record total of 2006. Following the launch of Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) World Junior Team Participation Grant last May,

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Statement to mark the conclusion of Badminton

London – GBR, August 05, 2012: During the past nine days, as the London Olympics 2012 have unfolded, badminton fans here and across the world have been treated to an amazing spectacle at Wembley Arena. It has been badminton at its best. We have seen what great theatre and drama sports can

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Four Badminton pairs have been disqualified

London – GBR, August 1, 2012: Four pairs who contested Women’s Doubles matches in the London 2012 Olympics last evening (Tuesday 31 July) at Wembley Arena have been disqualified by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). After a hearing this morning before the BWF’s Disciplinary Committee the following pairs were disqualified: Wang Xiaoli

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Badminton Players to Answer Charges

London – GBR, July 31, 2012: Answer Charges, Badminton World Federation (BWF) has opened two disciplinary cases against four women’s pairs who contested Women’s Doubles matches in the London 2012 Olympics last evening (Tuesday 31 July) at Wembley Arena. The pairs have been charged under BWF’s Players’ Code of Conduct – Sections

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Royal visit crowns badminton’s first day

London, July 28, 2012: Badminton launched its sixth appearance at the Olympic Games in truly royal fashion today, hosting HRH Prince of Wales at the historic Wembley Arena. Still reveling in the glory of being one of three traditional British sports showcased in Friday night’s Opening Ceremony, the racket-and-shuttlecock duel again took

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BWF President hails Worthy Recognition Sir Craig

The global badminton fraternity celebrates the ascension of one of its finest servants, Sir Craig Reedie, to the post of Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board. A former president of the International Badminton Federation – the precursor to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) – Sir Craig was elected at the

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Qualification: Li Xuerui’s London calling

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, July 10, 2012: The final qualifying phase of the London 2012 Olympic Games has concluded on July 9 with world number 3 Li Xuerui receiving her London call-up after China turned down world number 4 Wang Shixian’s invitation. After an inconsistent second half of 2011, Wang had found

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The OSIM BWF World Superseries stays savvy with Video Ringtones launch

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 14, 2012: The OSIM BWF World Superseries is now available on SportOn, the world’s first Sports Video Ringtone Application, which is made possible by BWF, SportOn and Total Sports Asia. Fans can now re-live their favorite BWF World Superseries moments every time their phone rings by logging on