|Mayor says Badminton World Championships has helped restore London's image|
Monday, 15 August 2011 11:35
London Mayor Boris Johnson attended badminton's Yonex BWF World Championships at Wembley Arena over the weekend and claimed that the tournament had helped restore the image of the city across the globe following the riots of the last week.
The tournament was a test event for next year's Olympic Games, which London is hosting.
Boris Johnson said: "It's a good advertisement for London and sport in this country. It has been a brilliant Championship. There is an amazing atmosphere, a huge diverse crowd and no problems at all with transport or security.