By Ami Afriatni
Jakarta: The good old days on court are long gone for Denmark’s badminton great Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen. However, he ensures his presence is still felt in world badminton after his election as Badminton World Federation president in May 2013.
During his two-day visit to Jakarta, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist joined members of the Olympic Council of Asia to inspect Indonesia’s 2018 Asian Games preparation. Hoyer Larsen also attended the Djarum Superliga press conference and shared memories with his Indonesian counterparts, including Hariyanto Arbi.
Badminton World Federation president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen is encouraged by Indonesian fans’ passion for the game, especially as the fight begins to keep the sport in the Olympic Games. (Photo: PBSI)