Olympic Solidarity, the development arm of the IOC, are to contribute around US$10,000 to the staging of this year’s World Academy, where many of the world’s most promising young badminton players and coaches will meet.

Notification of this award signifies a continuation of the IOC’s long-standing support for this, badminton’s premier development event. In line with current IBF policy, the hosting of the Academy rotates around the Continental Confederations, and will be held later this year in Auckland, New Zealand, 21st July to 4th August.

For further information please contact:

Karen McCall
Marketing & Press Officer
Tel: +44 1242 23 4904
Fax: +44 1242 22 1030