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Badminton - 21 Jun 2005
Figures released last week in the International Olympic Committee’s ‘Olympic Programme Commission Report’ show badminton to have made significant gains up the IOC’s TV broadcast rankings from the Athens Games
Badminton - 13 Jan 2005
The International Badminton Federation’s renewed focus on development was underlined today (Wednesday) when the contract for the first of five global IBF Training Centres was signed in Saarbruecken, Germany.
Badminton - 01 Dec 2004
The International Badminton Federation introduced sweeping changes at its Extraordinary General Meeting today (Wednesday), including a move of its central office away from the UK for the first time in the Federation’s 70-year history.
Badminton - 01 Dec 2004
With the departure of Stephen Baddeley (Chief Executive for the past seven years) to Sport England, the Badminton Association of England has appointed David Teasdale as interim Chief Executive.
Badminton - 29 Oct 2004
24 October - TVNW Media Group has been named as host broadcaster of the 2004 World Junior Badminton Championships, to be held this weekend in Richmond, BC, Canada. A highlights package from the individual competition will be produced and given three separate airings on national cable sports channel TSN.
Badminton - 08 Oct 2004
The International Badminton Federation is to stage an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at the end of this year as it looks to adopt a new strategic plan for 2005 and beyond.
Badminton - 07 Oct 2004
A new report indicates that over 74 million viewers in China tuned in to watch the badminton mixed doubles final at the Olympic Games on 19 August 2004. The report was commissioned by IBF to evaluate Olympic viewership of all sports at the Athens Olympic Games, and was produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Sport (TNS Sport).
Badminton - 30 Sep 2004
SKY SPORTS are set to show British Olympic-medallists Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in their first competitive tournament since Athens.
Badminton - 22 Sep 2004
SINGAPORE, 20 SEP 2004 – Insurance giant Aviva has embraced Singapore’s most popular racquet sport by announcing its title sponsorship for the Aviva Open Singapore 2004.
Badminton - 11 Aug 2004
The official draw for the badminton events at the Olympic Games in Athens took place on Sunday using a new-look draw program developed by Sportcal.net, the technology arm of Sportcal.com.
Badminton - 04 Aug 2004
Following an exhaustive tender process, the Badminton Association of England has appointed Goodform Ltd to prepare a new commercial strategy for this important governing body and for the sport of badminton in England.
Badminton - 09 Jul 2004
For the first time in the world and in any sport, the International Badminton Federation (IBF) is proud to announce the launch of a sport-specific dedicated photographic wire agency. This new service is provided by BadmintonPhoto, the official Photographic Agency of IBF.
Badminton - 10 Jun 2004
US TV network NBC has announced a major expansion of its Olympic Games coverage, with 1,210 hours of action planned from the Athens event – this is almost triple the amount of coverage generated from the Sydney 2000 Games, and will be a bonus for American fans eager to see more elite level badminton on their screens.
Badminton - 10 Feb 2004
The International Badminton Federation’s new Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Ryan, has asserted that the Goudi Olympic Complex in Athens has the potential to be badminton’s best Olympic venue to date, once key installation issues are resolved.
Badminton - 22 Dec 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) is set to distribute over US$1 million in 2005 to its five Continental Confederations for development projects, IBF President Korn Dabbaransi announced today following the conclusion of the Federation’s Council session in Kuala Lumpur (MAS).
Badminton - 22 Dec 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Ryan as Chief Operating Officer (COO), currently in an acting capacity.
Badminton - 14 Nov 2003
IBF is today announcing that it has agreed with its Chief Executive, Neil Cameron, that he will no longer act as IBF Chief Executive and will leave IBF’s employment, with immediate effect.
Badminton - 05 Nov 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online merchandising arm to its website at www.worldbadminton.net
Badminton - 24 Sep 2003
IEC in Sports has renewed its agreement with the Chinese Badminton Association to represent the IBF China Super Grand Prix Championships. This is the third consecutive year that IEC is representing this prestigious 5-star tournament. The event will be held again this year in Guangzhou from November 11-16.
Badminton - 28 Jul 2003
The IBF annual meeting was staged at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham on Sunday, July 27 – the day before the start of the QI IBF World Championships 2003.
Badminton - 24 Jun 2003
THE BBOC today mounted a strong defence of performance director Lars Sologub’s integrity in the face BADMINTONscotland accusations of 'discrimination' over the composition of his provisional British Olympic badminton squad for Athens.
Badminton - 10 Jun 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) is pleased to announce the rescheduling of the Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Open World Grand Prix events.
Badminton - 23 May 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) is pleased to announce that the QI IBF World Championships, originally planned for 12-18 May in Birmingham, England, have been rescheduled to take place from 28 July to 3 August 2003.
Badminton - 14 May 2003
Carlton, the world's largest badminton specialist brand, has re-signed Denmark's European Badminton Champion Peter Rasmussen to a new three-year contract with the brand.
Badminton - 12 May 2003
ON the day when the 13th World Championships should have begun at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, the Badminton Association of England today announced overwhelming support from one vital quarter for the event to go ahead on a new date in August.
Badminton - 06 May 2003
England will go to the International Badminton Federation shortly to seek agreement in principle for the staging of the 13th World Badminton Championships.
Badminton - 02 May 2003
The Badminton Association of England were stunned and surprised today after the decision by IBF President Korn Dabbaransi and his eight-man Executive Board to order the postponement of the 13th World Championships in Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena from May 12-18 because of concerns over the SARS epidemic in Asia.
Badminton - 30 Apr 2003
Only a day after the Department of Health said that there was no need for the International Badminton Federation (IBF) to consider postponing the World Badminton Championships in Birmingham, UK Sport was today stunned by the news that the event is to be ‘postponed’.
Badminton - 30 Apr 2003
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has, with the greatest regret, decided to postpone the XIII World Championships due to the continued uncertainty surrounding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Badminton - 29 Apr 2003
UK Sport has intervened in the debate over whether or not next month’s World Badminton Championships in Birmingham should go ahead by securing a letter from the Department of Health that says there is no need for the International Badminton Federation (IBF) to consider postponing the event.
Badminton - 28 Apr 2003
THE Badminton Association of England today reaffirmed their determination to stage the QI IBF World Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham from May 12-18 despite mounting concern over the SARS virus.
Badminton - 24 Mar 2003
22/03/2003 : Badminton’s scoring system is set to return to its 'traditional' system, following a vote at the International Badminton Federation’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, earlier today.
Badminton - 12 Mar 2003
Thailand has today withdrawn from the Sudirman Cup, following protests to the International Badminton Federation (IBF) concerning the draw for the competition.
Badminton - 12 Feb 2003
BADMINTONscotland will step up their bid to stage the 2005 Sudirman Cup World Team Championships when they hold a sponsors’ reception on Thursday evening during the Yonex All England Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
Badminton - 02 Dec 2002
IEC in Sports has signed the IBF World Grand Prix event China Open, to be held in Guangzhou between the 17th and 22nd of December, 2002.
Badminton - 20 Sep 2002
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has become the third major international federation to launch a new online ranking service using Sportcal’s Active Data for Sport (ADS) service last week.
Badminton - 18 Sep 2002
The draw for the OCBC/Yonex US Open was made today for the first time via the Internet with the new IBF software, written by Sportcal.
Badminton - 09 Sep 2002
09/09/2002 : The International Badminton Federation (IBF) is to focus on further and faster global development, the Executive Board has announced following their weekend meeting in Bangkok.
Badminton - 05 Sep 2002
The International Badminton Federation is proud to announce the launch of its brand new, fully interactive world ranking software, now available through the World Badminton Online website.
Badminton - 13 Aug 2002
The interesting and challenging position as General Secretary of the European Badminton Union will become available from 1 January 2003.
Badminton - 21 Jun 2002
19/06/2002 : The recent Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2002 in Guangzhou, China, was one of the most broadcast sporting events in history, excluding major multi-sports events and FIFA's World Cup soccer.
Badminton - 10 Jan 2002
Sportsetail, the merchandising business owned by Hay & Robertson and BSkyB, has reached an exclusive agreement with the International Badminton Federation (IBF) to supply and distribute official IBF licensed goods.
Badminton - 08 Nov 2001
Following the election of a new President of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), Justian Suhandinata has resigned from his positions of IBF Vice-President and Council Member.
Badminton - 08 Nov 2001
Japanese sports goods company Yonex has agreed to renew its title sponsorship of the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships for a further three years taking it through to March 2004.
Badminton - 25 Oct 2001
Following the hugely successful 2000 World Junior Championship in Guangzhou last November, the International Badminton Federation (IBF) could be taking its oldest and most prestigious team events to China for the first time.
Badminton - 02 Oct 2001
The Executive Board meeting of the International Badminton Federation has been rescheduled and will now take place on 2 November in Thailand.
Badminton - 27 Sep 2001
Badminton's quota of 172 players at the Olympic Games will remain unchanged for Athens 2004, despite IBF's request to increase the number of players back to 192 - the number permitted in Atlanta in 1996.
Badminton - 07 Sep 2001
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has appointed Octagon CSI as its international television rights partner effective January 2002.