• BWF to increase prize money in new tournament structure

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled on Sunday that the organization will launch a new tournament structure which feature six different levels with estimated of 37 total tournaments.BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen works very hard to boost the popularity of badminton. (photo: BWF)

    BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen works very hard to boost the popularity of badminton. (photo: BWF)

  • Bangkok to host 2018 Thomas/Uber Cup Finals, Nanjing & Basel awarded 2018, 2019 World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: Although Bangkok submitted the bidding application only four weeks ago to apply for the right to host the 2018 Thomas and Uber Cup finals, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has granted Bangkok the privilege of hosting the world's biggest and most prestigious badminton team events in 2018.Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen takes picture with representatives from the Nanning team including the Chinese badminton legend Zhao Jianhua (2nd from right). (photo: AFP)

    Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen takes picture with representatives from the Nanning team including the Chinese badminton legend Zhao Jianhua (2nd from right). (photo: AFP)

  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen re-elected Badminton World Federation (BWF) President

    Kuala Lumpur: The 1996 Summer Olympics men's singles gold medalist, Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen of Denmark was re-elected last Friday to a second four-year term as President of Badminton World Federation (BWF).Congratulations to Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen on his re-election as President of BWF. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen on his re-election as President of BWF. (photo: AP)

  • BWF plans to launch beach Badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton’s governing body said on Thursday (July 14) that it is considering staging beach events and also a push into e-gaming as it seeks to expand the sport’s appeal to a new generation.

    “Badminton must be a part of these worlds in which there is huge potential for our sport to succeed,” the Badminton World Federation said in a statement after a meeting in Kunshan, China.

    The federation will study possible venues for outdoor tournaments, and particularly beach events, following a route already successfully taken by sports like volleyball and football.Beach Badminton could potentially spice up the sport.

    Beach Badminton could potentially spice up the sport.

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Carsten Mogensen stable after brain surgery

    Kazan: World No. 4 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen was in stable condition after emergency surgery to treat the aortic aneurysm ruptures in his brain. He had no symptoms until he fainted in a hotel while playing at 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships in Kazan last Thursday.BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Carsten Mogensen a quick recovery.

    BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Carsten Mogensen a quick recovery.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal sets sights on Dubai Superseries Finals title

    Dubai: After winning seven major titles including the World Championship and All-England men's titles, world No. 1 Chen Long hopes to finish the most successful year of his career by winning adding the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals title under his belt.The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

    The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

  • Thomas Bach: Badminton may stay in Olympics forever

    Kuala Lumpur: The popularity of badminton could earn the sport a permanent 'home' in the Olympic Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

    "With the BWF (Badminton World Federation) doing an excellent job with regards to the integrity of badminton, the sport has a very good place in the Olympic Games and the Olympics programme.Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

    Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen: Let more badminton players become millionaires

    Dongguan: World badminton chief said on Thursday that he would try to promote the sport to the world's top 10 and help more players become millionaires.Agreed with Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, becoming rich and famous are going to get a lot of attentions.

    Agreed with Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, becoming rich and famous are going to get a lot of attentions.

  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen: We should make badminton more entertaining

    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)

    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)

  • Ronnie Lim: Singapore's shuttlers should perform better in 2015 SEA Games

    Singapore: With the 2015 SEA Games on home soil only six months away, Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) chief executive officer Ronnie Lim said the heat is on for the national shuttlers to perform, and that it would be a “disaster” if they do not better the one bronze won at the 2013 Games in Myanmar.

    The SBA is known to not be afraid to take drastic measures in a bid to improve the national team, and Lim said much has been invested in the team to do well in front of a home crowd next year.BWF chief Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen (second from left) having a selfie taken with Team Singapore shuttlers. (Photo: TODAY/Ernest Chua)

    BWF chief Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen (second from left) having a selfie taken with Team Singapore shuttlers. (Photo: TODAY/Ernest Chua)

  • Poul Erik Hoyer-Larsen: BWF fights doping and match-fixing

    Singapore: Doping cases in badminton, including Malaysian world number one Lee Chong Wei’s failed drug test last month, have “damaged some kind of credibility” in the sport, said Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen.Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen won men's singles gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

    Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen won men's singles gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

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