Badminton

Verpoorten elected Badminton Europe President in long-awaited reshuffle

By Nick Butler

Gregory Verpoorten, pictured during London 2012 alongside former BWF President Young Joong Kang and Prince Charles, is the new head of Badminton Europe ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - Gregory Verpoorten has been elected the new President of Badminton Europe at an Annual Delegates' Meeting in Dublin.

Badminton England launch "game-changing" National League

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - Andrew Ellis and Chris Adcock could be two of the players to star in the new National Badminton League launched by Badminton England today ©Getty Images A new National Badminton League (NBL) is set to get underway later this year which will see six franchises taking part in what Badminton England claim is a "game-changing" competition.

Badminton World Superseries Finals to be held in Dubai for next four years

By Nick Butler

The BWF World Super Series finals will be held in Dubai in December ©BWFApril 2 - A four-year deal has been signed between Dubai and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to bring the World Superseries Finals to the Emirate for the next four years.

Lee Chong Wei secures third All England Open Badminton Championship title

By Paul Osborne

Lee Chong Wei won his third All England Open Badminton Championship title in Birmingham today ©www.badmintonphoto.comMarch 9 - Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei picked up his third All England Open Badminton Championship title at the NIA in Birmingham today with victory over China's defending champion Chen Long.

France to host four major European Badminton Championships

 By Paul Osborne

The FFBaD has been awarded the hosting rights to four of Badminton Europe's major sporting events ©Getty ImagesMarch 3 - The French Badminton Federation (FFBaD) has been awarded the hosting rights to four of Badminton Europe's flagships events, it was announced today.

Birmingham to host All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021

By Emily Goddard

The NIA in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021 ©Badminton EnglandFebruary 26 - The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021, Badminton England announced today.

World number one Lee Chong Wei backs BWF Equipment Donation Campaign

By Gary Anderson

February 24 - World number one Lee Chong Wei has donated some of his old equipment to the Equipment Donation Project ©BWFWorld number one Lee Chong Wei has become the first high profile player to contribute to the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) newly launched Equipment Donation Project.

China set to be hit by new qualifying standards for Rio 2016

By Emily Goddard

The Badminton World Federation has cut its quota to two singles players per nation for Rio 2016 ©BWFFebruary 16 - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has cut the Olympic quotas to two singles players per nation for Rio 2016 from three at London 2012.

Rajiv Ouseph picks up seventh straight English National badminton title

By Paul Osborne

Rajiv Ouseph won his seventh straight singles title at the English National Badminton Championships in Milton Keynes ©Getty ImagesFebruary 9 - Surprises were few and far between at the English National Badminton Championships as top seeds dominated all five of the events contested.

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