Latest Badminton News and Articles

Badminton bids for inclusion in 2020 Paralympics

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 03 January 2014
Posted by Hits: 3513
Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has submitted a letter to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to have para-badminton considered for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, becoming the first international federation to do so.
BWF had also bid for the 2016 Rio Paralympics but was unsuccessful as canoeing and triathlon got their nod.
“Our preparations are well underway for this application process and since our letter of intent was ready, we felt this was the appropriate time to present it to the IPC,” BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer said in a statement.
The IPC governing board in November will decide which sports will be showcased in Tokyo.
“The BWF has been working hard on developing para-badminton and building its player base since 2010 and this has included enhancing the classification system and the rules governing para-badminton,” added the BWF president.
  • No comments found



Google Plus


Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Goh Jin Wei denies Kirsty Gilmour to win Belgian International title

Leuven: Malaysian Goh Jin Wei remained perfect in Belgian In

Korea Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong ousted, Chen Long advances

Seoul: Both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who were born on th

Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei advances into main draw

Tokyo: Unseeded Lee Chong Wei who launched bid for his unpre

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you