BWF not to change rules to stop China's domination in badminton

08:59, May 23, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Badminton World Federation Deputy President Rangsikitpho Paisan said here on Sunday that BWF will not make any changes to the rules though China's domination in the sport seemed unstoppable.

"I don't see any need to change the rules as BWF always want the best players playing in our competitions. China may be dominating the team events like the Sudirman Cup, Thomas Cup and Uber Cup but as we saw last year, Korea managed to upset them in the Uber Cup," said Paisan, who is in Qingdao for the 12th Sudirman Cup.

Chinese team has bagged seven of the 11 trophies on offer in the history of the biggest world mixed team badminton championships, and is favourite to win it again this year.

Paisan said that other teams ought to find their own way to surpass China other than expecting the governing body to make changes in rules to limit China.

Paisan also indicated that Malaysia and Australia are bidding for the next Sudirman Cup in 2012 and BWF will announce the winning city in December.

Meanwhile a new rule from BWF ordering female badminton players to wear short skirts, also causes unease after objections from China, Indonesia and some other countries.

The "skirt rules", which should go ahead in May, was delayed to June as a result of the outcry from coaches and shuttlers. Paisan said that BWF council would discuss whether to abort the rules or not at the organisation's annual general meeting on May 28 in Qingdao.

"The rules are part of a larger campaign to enhance the presentation profile of the sport. This is to help attract a wider target group amongst both younger and older people, and among both women and men," added him.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders  Meeting 2011
 
Japan in  aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 20   World Economic Forum China office marks fifth anniversary
 
May 18   China, Pakistan joined in bonds of brotherhood
May 20   'Central axis' of Beijing applies for world cultural heritage
May 20   In pictures: Int'l 'Financial Security' symposium opens in Beijing
May 21   The week in pictures
May 16   Beijing aims for massive influx of overseas talent in 2011
May 16   Singapore election coverage shows Western arrogance
May 16   Chinese naval helicopter conducts target practice in Gulf of Aden
May 17   Strategies for harmony between militaries of China, US
May 17   Pakistani Prime Minister hails China as true friend
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • China, Japan, S. Korea vow to strengthen cooperation on disaster management, nuclear safety
  • "The Tree of Life" gets Golden Palm
  • Cannes Film Festival 2011 winners photocall
  • Thaksin's sister competes for Thai PM
  • Lifestlye of Tibetans
  • Excursion trains come to Xinjiang earlier than previous years
Hot Forum Dicussion