Badminton: Indonesian promotes Olympic growth in presidency pitch
Published on Dec 21, 2012 5:20 PM
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian Justian Suhandinata will run for the presidency of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), vowing to strengthen the sport's Olympic standing after a public relations disaster at the London Games.
Current President Kang Young Joong of South Korea said earlier this month he would step down from the role in May after eight years spent increasing participation and developing the lucrative Superseries events.
Suhandinata, who failed in a previous bid to head the organisation in 2001, said he expected a challenge from Malaysian Badminton President Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.
The sport came under fire in London in July when four women's doubles pairs from South Korea, China and Indonesia deliberately played to lose their matches in order to get a more favourable draw.
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