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Special Olympics Teams with Badminton World Federation

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BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (left) and Chief of Sports for Special Olympics International, Lee Todd (right), celebrate the new partnership with Special Olympic badminton athletes, Guillaume Roy (second left) and Yoann Devidts.
Badminton World Federation President Poul-Erik Høyer has hailed a new proclamation as “an important opportunity to support the Special Olympics community and to grow the sport in a new and untapped direction." Speaking Sunday in Paris following a signing ceremony and on-court demonstration by Special Olympics International, Høyer stressed the world-governing body’s responsibility to reach out to all sectors of badminton’s global fraternity and offer assistance wherever and however possible. “We have seen the activities which Special Olympics International has already created and we believe together, with our expertise, we can get more people playing badminton which is our collective goal,” he said. In this regard, the foundation will support coach training and education within the Special Olympics workforce on a regional basis, utilizing the its grassroots development program, Shuttle Time.

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Jon-Paul St. Germain - Senior Director of Unified Sports and Sport Partnerships

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